Teacher Training and Development at Rivers Academy West London

We have a well-established history of providing excellent training for aspiring teachers on a range of routes. As part of the Aspirations Academies Trust’s vision, we are actively embracing and innovating in the changing Initial Teacher Training (ITT) landscape which is seeing schools take a leading role in training the teachers of tomorrow. However, just like for our own students, we believe in meeting the needs of the individual. As such, we support the following range of new and tried and tested routes into teaching:

  • School Direct – Training and Salaried routes will be available in partnership with the London West Alliance and Lampton Teaching School. Click here for the latest info and updates on the places available. You may be eligible for a training bursary of up to £25,000 depending on your subject and degree.  For more info on the UCAS application process, click here: UCAS Teacher Training application system.
  • Our unique Associate Graduate Teacher Programme as part of AAT.
  • Teach First trainees (first and second year).
  • PGCE trainees.
  • NQT development programmes which allows teachers to develop their own strategies through an action research model.

If you would like more information or to talk to someone about training opportunities at Rivers Academy please contact awitcher@rivers-aspirations.org – Director of Teacher Development.


Aspirations also offers multiple paid internships for those who want to gain hands on experience in a classroom, fully supported with subject experts and additional mentor programmes. For more information about this please click the link below:


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Welcome to Rivers Academy

I am delighted to welcome you to Rivers Academy West London and privileged to be the Principal as we embark on the next exciting stage…

Welcome to Rivers Academy

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