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Chingford Foundation School

Train to Teach

Training Vacancies 2015-16

We are currently recruiting for Trainee Teachers in:

Biology                               Chemistry 
Computer Science             Geography
Music                                  Maths 

To be considered for a training post you must have:

    • A minimum of 2:1 degree containing at least 40% of the subject you wish to train in.
    • Completed a minimum of 2.5 years of full time (35 hours per week) work experience. This does not have to be in Education.
    • A grade C in English and Maths GCSE or equivalent. 
    • 10 days school based work experience.  Please see link to the School Experience Programme below. 


  • Be available to attend an interview in person at Chingford Foundation School.
  • Eligible to work in the UK.                

UCAS Teacher Training Entry Requirements

Institute of Education 


How to apply for Schools Direct

  • Register at:
  • Once you have completed your basic details search for Chingford Foundation School by entering the Training Provider Code 23T
  • Apply for your chosen course
  • You will then be contacted by a member of our team

Work Experience

We will accept applications with less than 10 days of classroom experience as long as the remaining days are completed before the start of the course.  We can provide work experience placements even if we do not offer a training post in your chosen subject.  
If you would like to arrange some work experience with us, please register and book your places with the School Experience Programme here. If you experience any difficulties, please contact us at the email address below.

Skills Tests

In order to train as a teacher, you will need to take the numeracy and literacy skills tests as part of the application process, and ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course. You must submit an application for a teacher training course before you can take the skills tests. In most cases, if an offer is made for training, then one of the conditions will be to succesfully pass the skills tests. More informaion can be found on the Department of Education's website here.

Interview Process

The interview process will involve a number of elements, each assessing different skills and giving you the opportunity to talk to students. As part of the interview you will:
  • Teach 20 minutes (minimum) of a lesson in the subject you have applied to train in. We will give you the topic to teach.
  • Complete two written tasks: one related to education in general and the other more specific to your subject specialism.
  • Have a tour of the school with some of our students.
  • Have a formal interview with a subject specialist.

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