Our School Direct Programme
We shortlist trainee teachers who can demonstrate the following, as well as meet our entry requirements:
A personal statement which will be marked against the following criteria:
Written in Standard English with no ambiguities or grammatical errors;
The candidate's ability to reflect upon what they have learned from their experience in an educational setting;
The candidate's ability to reflect upon how their individual qualities and skills would be an asset to primary schools.
Applications must be supported by two strong academic and/or employer references. On enrolment, original certificates of degree awards and GCSEs must be produced.
We will invite shortlisted applicants to an interview.
The first part of the interview day will consist of a Maths and English test.
Candidates will be asked to deliver a storytelling session to a class (20 minutes max), followed by a short reflection on this session with the interview panel.
Candidates will then be required to give a short presentation demonstrating an awareness of the role of a teacher, as well as some knowledge of current issues in primary education.
Finally, candidates will undertake a formal interview which will include a series of questions.