Eligibility (Secondary, 11-16 or 14-19 years)
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their commitment to a future teaching career, strong subject knowledge and the ability to interact with young people in and out of a classroom environment.
We are also looking for strong literacy and numeracy skills, high standards of written English, a willingness to contribute to wider school life as well as personal qualities including: confidence, flexibility, resilience, ability to work in a group and under pressure, self-reflection and time management skills. We recommend that candidates read the attached job description and person specification to assist with their application.
Candidates must have:
- A UK university degree at grade 2:2 or higher or a recognised equivalent qualification.
- Applicants with a 3rd class degree will be considered if they can demonstrate considerable experience in other areas relevant to their application.
- A standard equivalent to a grade 4 (C) in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics. If you do not have these you can still apply for teacher training, but we will require you to pass the GCSE or an equivalency test before we confirm any offer that we make: Equivalency Testing.
- Overseas qualifications will be considered but these should be checked with NARIC before a UCAS application is submitted. To qualify for a bursary, the NARIC statement must reflect that the overseas degree is equivalent to a UK Honours degree.
- All candidates must have the right to work in the UK.
- We accept applications from candidates who are expected to graduate by the time the course starts. We require a final predicted grade from a tutor.
- During the interview process candidates' numeracy and literacy skills will be tested.
- If your degree and qualifications were gained in a non-English speaking country, you may be required to sit the IELTS: we require an overall grade of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 for Reading and 6.0 for Writing.
- Successful completion of an Occupational Health check: we have a responsibility to ensure that trainees have the health and physical capacity to teach and will not put themselves or any children at risk of harm.
- An awareness of and commitment to safeguarding issues: we are committed to protecting children in schools and will undertake a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure check to ensure that our trainees are suitable to train to teach. We require three pieces of personal ID before a training offer can be confirmed.
- Any school experience or any relevant work experience that you may have with children should be reflected in your personal statement within your application.
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