PGCE Teacher Training Opportunities for Latin & Classics 2022/23

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We are recruiting for a number of PGCE schools direct placements for Secondary Classics in academic year 2022/23. The successful applicant would be based primarily at Sir Frederick Gibberd College in Harlow, Essex – just a half hour train journey from central London – while completing their teaching training degree with University of East London.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of Sir Frederick Gibberd College’s fast-flourishing Classics Department, teaching Latin and Classical Civilisation across GCSE and A Level. In 2021/22, we have taught Latin to more than 230 students across Key Stage 3 following the much-loved Cambridge Latin Course. We plan to increase this number ten-fold over the coming years while our school continues to grow.

From September 2022, there will be opportunities to teach:

  • Key Stage 3 Latin
  • Key Stage 4 Latin (GCSE)
  • Key Stage 4 Classical Civilisation (GCSE)
  • Key Stage 5 Classical Civilisation (A Level)

While the PGCE training is non-salaried, there are government bursaries available to support the successful applicant during the programme. However, they must hold an academic qualification or background in Ancient languages (NB: SFG requires Latin) in order to be eligible. For further information on funding, please visit: Teacher training funding – GOV.UK (

Opening its doors in September 2019, Sir Frederick Gibberd College is a non-selective secondary state school and sixth form. Based in brand new state-of-the-art premises and guided by an exceptional leadership team, the school follows its staunch mission to transform lives through education. You can find out more by visiting our website: Welcome to Sir Frederick Gibberd

Any students interested, please email for further information.