At Mulberry College of Teaching, we are passionate about the transformative power of teaching. We strive to provide an inclusive and aspirational learning environment for all our students that focuses on excellent outcomes, collaboration, and creative teaching.
We invest in and value our teachers. By learning to teach with us, you will be immersed in schools and will learn from school-based subject-specialists as well as a range of expert practitioners whose practice is grounded in the best available research.
Our partner schools
MCoT is a school-based ITE provider working with a strong partnership of local secondary schools based in East London. This means we can offer a richly integrated hub-school programme to ensure that you are immersed in the best evidence-informed research and practice in schools.
Why choose us
Become part of our professional learning community at Mulberry College of Teaching, where excellent outcomes, collaboration and creative teaching are key to helping all students excel.
You will benefit from the unique and trailblazing partnerships and extensive enrichment opportunities provided through our network of Mulberry Schools Trust and local partner schools.
Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what our colleagues and trainees have to say!
Beyond the classroom
You will benefit from the unique and trailblazing partnerships and extensive enrichment opportunities provided to both staff and students in our partner schools. Our commitment to inclusive and aspirational education is exemplified in this work:
Interview process summary/ selection process
In order to be considered for the MCoT programme you must:
- be a graduate of a recognised UK higher education institution, with a degree classification of 2:2 or above; or
- have a degree or qualification obtained outside the UK, which has been verified by the UK European Network of Information Centres (UK ENIC). We will need to see a statement of comparability from UK ENIC at the interview stage.
- have achieved a standard equivalent to a Grade C/Level 4 or above in GCSE examinations in English language and Grade C/Level 4 or above in mathematics.
- You must be able to demonstrate a high proficiency in written and spoken English as part of the selection process.
If you need to improve your subject knowledge, you may be asked to complete a subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course.
Disclosure and Barring Checks
Mulberry College of Teaching, part of the Mulberry Schools Trust, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All successful candidates will require a satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance prior to commencing the course, along with satisfying other statutory safeguarding procedures. We will also complete a right to work check, overseas check and a disqualification and prohibition to teach check. Referees will be contacted for verification purposes at interview. If you have any queries regarding this process, please contact us.
We have a responsibility to ensure that everyone on our programme has the health and physical capacity to teach and will not put children and young people at risk of harm. The activities that a teacher must be able to perform are set out in the Education (Health Standards) (England) Regulations 2003
We apply the Fitness to Teach requirement to all candidates and you must complete a health questionnaire by an authorised body on behalf of Mulberry College of Teaching.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Mulberry College of Teaching, part of the Mulberry Schools Trust, is committed to providing a training and educational environment which recognises and celebrates diversity and removes barriers to individuals realising their full potential. We are dedicated to equality and valuing diversity.
We pride ourselves on being a diverse, inclusive and welcoming organisation and we aim to create a workforce which reflects the community we serve. We are respectful of difference and the diversity in our workforce. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and other Global Majority Ethnic candidates.
Information for International and EU applicants:
The following links will help you understand the processes of applying for teacher training and support your understanding of the new points-based immigration system that applies from 1st January 2021.
See our latest recruitment events and activities below
- February 7, 2024 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm at Mulberry School for Girls, Richard St, Commercial Road, London, E1 2JP
Join us for our Teach East London event and find out about how you can get into teaching.
- March 2, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at TBC
Come and see us at the DFE’s Get into Teaching event on Saturday 2ns March 2024.