How to Apply

Your first steps into teaching

Applications are via UCAS Teacher Training. We recommend an early application where possible so that you can benefit from Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses (secondary shortage subjects only) as soon as you have secured an offer from us.

Entry requirements:

You will need to meet the national requirements of:

UK Bachelors Degree or equivalent (ideally 2:2 or above)

GCSE Maths and English at a minimum grade C/4 or equivalent (Secondary and Primary)

GCSE Science at a minimum grade C/4 or equivalent (Primary)

You need to be sure that this is the career for you, especially if you are having a career change into teaching, so we like to support potential applicants with school experience – contact us for more details.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for people who are keen to learn in a school setting and this model suits trainees who are able to learn as they go along and incorporate their own experience into this learning process. Successful applicants will have an understanding of the professionalism and resilience needed to become a teacher and to be reflective learners. A real commitment to a career in teaching, a love of their subject/age phase and positive attitude towards young people are essential qualities.

How we select:

Applicants who meet the entry requirements will be invited to interview at one of our partner schools. The interview process includes a written task, subject knowledge audit, short teaching task and panel interview. You will be interviewed by Programme Leaders from across our partner schools. Pupils will be involved in the selection process. We are looking for the potential to be an excellent trainee, someone who is ready to start training in a school setting from early September.

Professional Skills Tests:

In order to take up a place on our programme you will have to pass the Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy before the programme commences. We will ask you to bring evidence that you have either passed or at least practised these tests when you attend for interview. For more information, please see the Professional Skills Test website.

DBS and medical checks:

As a provider of Initial Teacher Training it is a government requirement that we assess all applicants’ suitability to teach. Therefore, all successful applicants will be required to undertake enhanced DBS, barring and medical checks, including from overseas where relevant.

"The pastoral care of trainees is exemplary. The personalised support that they receive has a significant impact on the outstanding progress that they make. This high-quality support continues throughout their NQT year." OFSTED

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