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Chingford Foundation School

Train to Teach

Train to Teach at Chingford Academies Trust

The Waltham Forest Teaching School Alliance is a fantastic place to work and learn. It provides a unique school based learning opportunity in partnership with the University College London. Our partnership of schools is led by Chingford Foundation School, the founding member of Chingford Academies Trust. We work with a number of schools in the borough, which means that trainees have the opportunity to engage with more than one school as part of their training. We believe our staff and trainees are our most valuable resource, and we invest heavily in their continued professional development and training. 

Our teachers are excellent practitioners and have a proven track record in supporting trainee teachers to become outstanding practitioners. They are eager to share their knowledge and expertise to the next generation of teachers. Many of our School Direct and PGCE students from last academic year were employed at the school following successful training. They are now thriving in their NQT year with us. 

For 2018-19, we are offering School Direct Tuition Fee Route with University College London and School Direct Salaried Route in Geography

We have vacancies in the following subjects for School Direct Tuition Fee:

Art and Design, History, Mathematics, Geography, Physics

To be considered for a training post you must have:

  • At least a 2:1 in a degree relevant to the subject you wish to teach (possibly a 2:2 with significant relevant experience)
  • GCSE C-grade in English and Maths or equivalent
  • Be available to attend an interview in person

Watch the video below to gain more information about the school direct route for prospective trainee teachers:



How to apply for School Direct

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

For an FAQ on UCAS applications, please visit:

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.

For an explanation of the professional skills tests for prospective teachers, please visit:

Contact us

Email the team at: