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St. George's Catholic School

Teacher Training

Teacher Training with the Cardinal Hume Academy Trust

The Cardinal Hume Academy Trust provides the perfect platform to enable you to develop into an outstanding classroom Practitioner. As a trust we achieve excellent teacher training success through our access to outstanding classroom teaching, exceptional mentoring to nurture your development and the excellent classroom behaviour of our students. Our aim is to consistently provide you with what you need to develop as a trainee teacher.

About the Cardinal Hume Academy Trust

The trust is a collection of three schools (with support of a fourth) led by Executive Head Teacher, Martin Tissot who has implemented policies that prioritise excellent behaviour for learning and pupil progress. This approach has led to significant progress in Ofsted ratings for all our schools since they joined the Trust and all are now regarded as outstanding or good. They are excellent environments in which to teach.

Our Schools:

St Georges Catholic SchoolMaida Vale - Lead Alliance School
St Thomas More Catholic SchoolWood Green (visit website)
Bishop Douglass Catholic SchoolFinchley (visit website)
Salvatorian CollegeHarrow. supported by the Trust (visit website)

Our Training Programmes

We are highly experienced at providing school-based training and have a successful track record of guiding trainee teachers through a range of programmes (School Direct, PGCE and TeachFirst). We have achieved this by working in close partnership with Canterbury Christchurch College, Roehampton University, Middlesex University, King’s College London and St Mary’s University to meet your training needs.

Our subject mentors are experienced teachers who are enthusiastic about your development and know what is required for you to succeed. We have designed a thorough programme of teacher training for you that is delivered by experienced staff, enabling you to learn new skills and forge professional relationships with experienced teachers within our schools.

Whilst you are fully supported by your University and will have training days at your university provider, as a school we provide you with weekly CPD (continued professional development) which cover a range of topics centred around the teacher training standards.


To train to teach with us we require the following qualifications:

  • A grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics
  • UK honours degree (2.2 or above) or an equivalent overseas qualification that can be verified by The National Recognition Centre for the UK (NARIC).
  • Professional skills test certificates in literacy and numeracy

How to apply

Please contact Mr Morgan via the email address: f.morgan@stgeorgesrc.org. We are currently looking for applicants in the following subject areas to commence in September, 2022-23:

  • Science
  • Maths
  • English
  • MFL
  • Humanities
  • Other subjects are dependent on school needs

Please note, due to recent government changes in funding, only the below subject will be salaried for a 2022 start. All other subjects, including Primary, will be unsalaried. However, we do offer a contribution towards your fees as well as your PGCE if you choose to complete one.

Source; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-direct-salaried-funding-manual/school-direct-salaried-funding-manual-2021-to-2022-academic-year

Future Employment Opportunities

We regularly offer employment within our schools to standout trainees that have developed with us.

We take great pride in the community of experienced teachers we have developed within our trust who began their teaching career by training with us and we aim to continue this approach.

For a detailed breakdown of the School Direct postgraduate course provided by our partner, Canterbury Christ Church University, please click the link: