Why The Bridge?

The Bridge is a major provider of professional development in the UK in the field of education, both special and mainstream, holding a reputation particularly in the fields of Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LDD). An ‘outstanding’ National Teaching School, The Bridge has been delivering courses within its Training & Development Centre and designing bespoke programmes since 1997.

Ours is a truly unique offer within the ITE concept! We spent over a year finding and selecting the very best partners to assist us in bringing together a programme which blends rigour, creativity and genuine depth of learning.

Training provider name: The Bridge London TSA | Training provider code: 1W6 | Training programme code: 37P2

Our programme

We operate as a hub for Goldsmiths University. They have been tremendously creative in developing with us the PGCE element of the course.

Our tutors have all been hand picked from the finest members of Islington’s School Improvement Team, working alongside the Best Practitioners from within our Teaching School Alliance.

We have constructed a Special Educational Needs, Immersion element which is delivered over two weeks by vastly experienced practitioners and contributors that are highly regarded in the field.

Your time will be spent between periods of taught sessions within our training facilities and at Goldsmiths University, and up to 3 placements in selected schools following consultation with you. This is intended to be a bespoke package at every stage and as much as we encourage the cohort to learn from each other, we recognise and support you as an individual.

For further information please visit the Get into Teaching

……an opportunity to share and exchange simple teaching styles and get feedback at our approaches before being thrown in to a school. (Also gives the opportunity to steal other people’s ideas)…… Maths session was particularly excellent……the tutors gave us really good techniques for the classroom and made the sessions fun and factual……the most stand out lesson – engaging and fun, and really great resources and ideas. English sessions have been fantastic!…………practical lessons such as DT (making a racing car) and lesson/topic planning gave the greatest indication of workload, ideas, group work and creativity……

Feedback from previous cohorts

“In terms of the journey so far, I feel that I have received incredible support from The Bridge London. I am able to begin placements feeling fully prepared due to the strength of the teaching sessions. My placement schools have enriched my training experience due to the diverse backgrounds, cultures and needs of the children I have worked with, fuelling my excitement towards leading my own class. The schools have also allowed me to appreciate the value of continuous professional development by inviting me to attend various training sessions. I feel that the course has provided me with a range of teaching experiences and I am beginning to feel fully equipped, ready to become part of a school community.”


Esther, Bridge School Direct Ambassador