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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.

Staff testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what our colleagues and trainees have to say!

“Staff at the Mulberry Schools Trust believe that every child is a leader and has the capacity to lead their own learning. We want them to go on to do great things and we know a lot of that comes from the support that we give them at our schools.”

“For me working in a school in the Mulberry Schools Trust is like working within a community. When people ask me about my job, I say that this feels like not just a job, but a collaborative community where students, staff and extended staff all work together”

“It is a real pleasure to be part of the Mulberry Schools Trust, where all staff are valued and respected.”

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:

Wapping High School partnerships

Wapping High are proud to work in partnership with a range of organisations to enhance the opportunities for their learners and staff. For example, they are currently participating in the Mandarin Excellent Programme at the Institute of Education and work closely with many other universities and schools locally and internationally.

Oaklands School – an international school

Oaklands is accredited by the British Council as an international school and have received delegations from Scandinavia, Austria, Germany and Saudi Arabia as part of their professional development network

Careers Enrichment at St Pauls Way Trust School

SPWT’s Lead Partner ,Queen Mary University London MUL, have been instrumental in project managing their Scientific Research Centre and helping to design an exceptional Careers and Higher Education programme.

Careers Enrichment at George Green’s School

George Green’s School have created a model for exceptional career opportunities embedded in their curriculum that aims to raise students' aspirations, supporting them in whatever they decide to pursue. Students have the chance to participate in business mentoring workshops, aspirational careers talks, work experience programmes, Oxbridge University visits , 1-1 careers guidance , mock interviews and CV support.

East London Teaching School Hub

Led by Mulberry Schools Trust, ELTSH offers professional development at every career stage for Hackney and Tower Hamlets teachers. You’ll be joining a large professional learning community of practice.

Mulberry Schools Foundation

A charity which raises funding to provide deep and meaningful opportunities for students and their families facing disadvantage, ranging from travel bursaries to large scale international projects like Global Girl Leading.

Reconnect London

Mulberry Schools Trust co-founded this research and development centre with Dunraven Education Trust during the pandemic lockdown. Reconnect London is a schools-led organisation that seeks to build its own knowledge base about disadvantage, community and education and draws on the collective expertise and innovative work of its members to improve the life chances of all students.

Mulberry STEM Academy

A supplementary school running on Saturdays and holidays for students aged 5-18, with an alumni programme. It is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd and aims to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in this industry by providing a pathway for talented students from local schools.

Mulberry Production Arts Academy

In partnership with the National Theatre and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, we offer students training in the field of production and technical arts, providing a specialist pipeline for students to develop their career aspirations in this industry.

Mulberry Arts Creative Changemakers

An extensive arts provision spanning theatre, dance, music, film, conferences and training for employment in the creative industries. As well as being embedded within school life, we celebrate and elevate the arts by participating in high profile projects such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

How to apply

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Once you have submitted your application, we will be notified by ‘Apply for Teacher Training Services’.
Shortlisted candidates will then be contacted and invited to the interview stage.

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.

Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course

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.

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.

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.

Overseas Graduates

Trainees pay tuition fees of £9250.

You may be eligible for a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan.

In addition, UK citizens may be eligible for a bursary of £10,000.

For more information go to:

Scholarships & Bursaries

Tuition fee and maintenance loans


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