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Join the Team

Thank you for considering a career at The Totteridge Academy.

We believe that every child deserves an excellent education, delivered through a rigorous and challenging curriculum led by knowledgeable, passionate practitioners. We teach our students to appreciate the beauty of maths, the wonder of science, and the power of the written word.

As Principal, I am proud to have a team of committed colleagues who reject the view that success in life is pre-determined or that our talents are fixed. Together, we teach our students to work hard, aim high, and take pride in their learning. Our successful GCSE results are an example of the success and achievement brought about by this ethos.

At our school, we actively promote a culture of respect. We greet each other in the corridor and hold the door open for the person behind us. We celebrate our differences whilst standing together as a community. We run a wide range of after-school clubs and invite inspiring speakers and organisations to join us for assemblies and special events.

The school is located in beautiful countryside and our fields and courts provide ample space for the students to play sport, take part in activities, and enjoy their free time each day. We also enjoy the added benefit of such close proximity to our capital city, which offers numerous cultural opportunities.

If you would like to find out more about why you should work at TTA then click here.


Please do get in touch and come and see us for yourself.

Chris Fairbairn

Current Vacancies

Head of Music

Closes: 22nd November

Salary: United Learning Teacher Pay Scale

Start: Jan 2024

Teacher of Computing

Closes: 31st December

Salary: United Learning Teacher Pay Scale

Start: April 2024

Train to be a Teacher

United Teaching is the initial teacher training (ITT) programme for United Learning, a group of more than 90 academies and independent schools whose purpose is to positively influence the lives of children and young people.

Our priority at United Teaching is making sure that our trainee teachers are provided with excellent professional support and development. You will complete your training with the confidence to run your classroom and teach effectively and inspire and bring out the best in your pupils.

There are a few options to choose from. You can train for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on its own, or you can opt to complete a PGCE as well, which will earn you 60 Masters-level credits along the way. There are various ways to fund training, from salaried to self-funded, which you can find out about here.

You can apply to United Teaching here.

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