Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust (CHAT)
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PGCE with QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
The University of Warwick
Financial support

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Course length
The School Direct salaried PGCE with QTS placement is from September 2019 through to the end of the Summer Term July 2020
Date you can apply from
20 May 2019
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

School Direct PGCE with QTS Teacher Trainees in collaboration with CHAT Academies (Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust) and the highly acclaimed University of Warwick 2019-20.

CHAT Academies has primary and secondary PGCE teacher trainee placements to offer for 2019-20. some of these places will be taken up by CHAT with a proposal for some places to be offered to other rated good and outstanding schools in Enfield.

The PGCE course is run in collaboration with the University of Warwick. (It's Centre for Teacher Education is rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted for its EYFS, primary and secondary training)

How school placements work

Some Trainees will be placed at CHAT Academies (4x Primary Academies: Woodpecker Hall Academy, Kingfisher Hall Academy, Enfield Heights Academy, Cuckoo Hall Academy and 1x Secondary Academy: Heron Hall Academy


The University of Warwick PGCE with QTS course fees would be paid by CHAT (currently £9,250) which would include training for the trainee and mentor, whether based at CHAT, in Enfield, London, Cambridge or at Warwick.

CHAT or the host school would pay a salary, which is negotiable to each trainee it employs (the course is school direct salaried) CHAT school direct salaried trainees are currently paid a salary in addition to CHAT paying the £9,250 PGCE with QTS course fees to Warwick.

Financial support

Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.



If an applicant meets the pre-course criteria (5 xGCSE's: English, Maths and Science at grade C or above) Degree at preferably 2:1 or above but negotiable for a strong candidate (Impressive Interview, lesson observation and response to the unseen written task) English and Maths skills tests, they will be interviewed and can be offered a conditional place.

A conditional place is dependent on the applicant registering and passing the English and Maths Key Skills Test and meeting all Warwick's pre-course requirements.

There is no late entry to the course for any reason whatsoever.

About the training provider

We are part of CHAT Academies, established in 2010. CHAT currently runs 5 academies in North London, educating some 2,200 pupils. Growth plans will increase this to around 3,000 by 2020.

Our vision and values

Our goal is to provide outstanding education and life changing opportunities for all our children. We want to be recognised for academic excellence and having a reputation for giving pupils the critical skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in education, employment and life.

Academic Excellence

We aspire to excellent academic results, with year on year improvements, achieved through the first-class teaching of a broad based curriculum, by highly motivated and trained staff, who are supported by strong school leadership trams, a dedicated and experienced Board of Trustees and active local governing bodies.

Pupils will succeed at our academies regardless of background. We treat all children as individuals and give them an education that prepares them for their lives ahead. Building respect and character, with principles, virtues and values, is at the heart of everything we do at CHAT.

The challenge to our staff

We will engender a core philosophy throughout our organisation to make sure every member of staff understands and feels able to play a role in the success of our academies. All staff, regardless of role or grade, have an important role to play in ensuring outcomes for children our outstanding.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We support candidates with disabilities and other needs. For example candidates with:


-Physical, hearing and visual impairments

-Mental health conditions

Contact details

020 8804 4126
Cuckoo Hall Lane
N9 8DR


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