Working at KSA


KSA is an 11-18 school which opened in September 2013. Learning and development at Khalsa Secondary is underpinned by our Sikh ethos and values. The Sikh faith respects all faiths, maximising our contribution towards a cohesive community. Khalsa Secondary reflects this by welcoming and positively nurturing students and teachers of all faiths and beliefs. Visitors to the school frequently comment on the calm and purposeful atmosphere of the school environment.

KSA is now working in partnership with Teaching London: LDBS SCITT, which has been judged as Outstanding in all areas in their recent OFSTED report, and is recruiting graduates to train to become qualified teachers via the School Direct training route.

Successful trainees will undertake a comprehensive programme to gain Qualified Teacher Status and the PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) in conjunction with our partner universities. We are very interested in hearing directly from people who want to teach English, Maths, Science and Humanities subjects, such as Geography, History and Religious Studies.

In order to apply you need to be a graduate or in your final year at university, and you need GCSE Maths and English grade C or above.


Applicant Requirements:

  • A relevant degree from a UK university or a recognised university abroad (NARIC assessed)
  • The degree must be linked to the subject you want to train to teach
  • GCSE Grade C or above in English and Maths
  • Although not essential, experience of working with children and or young people would be an advantage.
  • You must pass the professional skills test in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • We recommend applicants to have first-hand experience of the rewards and challenges teaching involves and therefore need a minimum of two weeks relevant and recent experience in a school prior to interview is suggested.

Prior to starting the training, you will be required to complete a health questionnaire and satisfy Fitness to Teach requirements. You will also be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (EDBS) barred list and criminal records check. Please be advised that if you are not a British national, you must ensure that you are eligible to work and study in the UK.


What we are looking for: 

We are looking to recruit high calibre candidates who:

  • Are passionate about making a difference to the lives and development of their pupils
  • Have a positive outlook 
  • Are patient and adaptable
  • Have good interpersonal skills
  • Are friendly and approachable 
  • Are passionate about teaching
  • Are creative and imaginative
  • Have good organisational skills and excellent time management
  • Are reflective and strive to improve their own practice


We want our candidates to demonstrate the following qualities:

Creativity and commitment - we want talented and creative individuals, with a passion for teaching and learning along with a desire to constantly improve their own practice. 

Good Communication skills - these are the heart of effective teaching 

Stamina and determination - we are looking for a commitment to high standards and excellence, combined with the resilience and determination required to meet the demands of the course. 

Good role models representative of the local population - we want candidates who demonstrate the qualities outlined above and who are good role models, representative of the wider community. We are also particularly keen to hear from classroom assistants, career changers and those returning to work after a career break. 


What we can Offer You:

  • The opportunity to train in a school which was judged as Good in all categories in its most recent Ofsted.
  • The opportunity to work as part of a growing MAT of Sikh schools.
  • A supportive environment with pupils who really do want to learn and excel.    
  • Brand new classrooms and workshops for all subjects.
  • A tax free bursary depending on your degree result and subject - check for more details
  • Our training provider Teaching London: LDBS SCITT is an outstanding provider
  • Award of the PGCE which can contribute towards a Masters level programme
  • Upon successful completion of the programme the possibility of employment with us


How to Apply:

To find out more or to arrange an informal visit to the school, please contact Mr I Beeston, Assistant Principal at the school.


To apply, please click below: 

Application Pack