• Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) • GCSE grade 4 or above in Maths and English (and Science for early years and primary Trainees)• From January 2021 all new EU students will be required to be sponsored by HEIs through the Tier 4 points based system, which unfortunately means we will be unable to recruit EU students for our School Direct programmes. All qualifications achieved overseas must be verified by UK ENIC.
It is not a requirement to have classroom experience before submitting an application.However, we do recommend candidates gain some school experience to help decide that teaching is the right career path. If you would like some help organising this please do get in touch.
TEACHER TRAINING APPLICATION
• Personal statement outlining why you want to get into teaching, referring to your transferable skills, school experience and any other time spent working with children and young people. Take a look at our Top Tips for Writing Your Personal Statement.• Two references – Ensure you have advised your referees of your application and encourage them to write the reference as quickly as possible. Be aware that your application will only go live once both references have been returned! • Course codes – Click below to find our Lead Schools and their codes. PRIMARY SCHOOLS
THE INTERVIEW PROCESS
An online interview will consist of the following:
- A three/four minute (pre-recorded) video of applicant sharing a children’s book/story
- A four minute teaching session
- A formal interview
- A written English task
The Department for Education website has a really useful section about planning for teacher training applications.
Visit the page here
Getting experience in schools strengthens an application. Arrange your school experience independently.
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GET INTO TEACHING
If you register with ‘Get into Teaching’ on the Department for Education website you will have access to lots more useful information
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