Training with CHAT

Florinda Shamolli

CHAT School Direct Partnership specialises in supporting primary and secondary school teacher trainees to train in our partnership of schools in Enfield and across the London area and Central Cambridge. 

The CHAT partnership has been leading a School Direct Programme, in partnership with the University of Warwick, since 2017. We have trained more than 45 teachers over the last 3 years and our programme is very successful and highly regarded.

What we offer you?

You will receive a supportive and structured programme of school based training.

You will have the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and experience needed to begin your teaching career.

You will access an outstanding academic programme of study through the University of Warwick, one of Europe's top universities, which will support you to understand the theory behind teaching and help you reflect on and evaluate your professional practice.

Upon successful completion, you will gain the PGCE with QTS and 60 credits at Masters level.  

Your options

Through CHAT as the lead school Trust and our excellent partnerships schools throughout the London area and Central Cambridge, there are various options available to you.

Our School Direct Training Programme is available to high-quality graduates through two routes:

For training in a secondary school, you may be eligible for a bursary of up to £28,000 funded by the government for specialist subjects to support you while you train. You may also be eligible for a student loan to cover your fees. The course fee for the University of Warwick is £9,250.

You can also apply to be salaried while you train (Unqualified 1 - teacher's pay scale, depending on location of employment).

This is an employment-based route available to high-quality graduates who have been working for at least three years previously (this does not have to be a role within education to qualify but must involve transferrable skills). The course fee for the University of Warwick is paid by the Trust.

Eligibility Criteria

GCSE requirement:
If you want to train to teach, you will need to demonstrate:
• a standard equivalent to a GCSE grade C / grade 4 in Mathematics and English - to teach at secondary level
• a standard equivalent to a GCSE grade C / grade 4 in Mathematics, English and a science subject - to teach at primary level

Degree requirement:
• You need a degree to gain qualified teacher status (QTS).
• The University of Warwick requires a 2:2 or above honours degree.

Warwick University

Find out more about our partner Warwick University and studying for their PGCE here.

Apply now

If you are interested in a first-class, outstanding training programme and APPLY NOW through UCAS (CHAT).

Further information

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further information, a discussion or any additional details about how to apply for this wonderful opportunity. Contact:

Florinda Shamolli Deputy Headteacher and Head of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) or our HR team

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