We make our decisions to offer a place based on your enthusiasm, aptitude and commitment to teaching as demonstrated by your application form, qualifications, reference and performance at the interview.
Your Personal Statement forms a key part of the initial selection process. This not only provides you with an opportunity to evidence your ability to communicate clearly and accurately in writing, but also is where you can draw attention to those personal skills and qualities which you believe make you suitable for working within the Primary phase
Successful applicants will initially be invited to attend an interview day at a SCITT partnership school.
During the interview process candidates will receive further information about the course. Candidates will also be required to undertake a series of short tasks and a formal interview.
Whilst ensuring that we can provide the conditions and training required, trainees must be prepared to demonstrate their own suitability for an offer of a place. The SCITT has thorough and rigorous selection procedures to ensure that the strongest applicants are offered places on the programme. Applicants must demonstrate a potential to train as a primary teacher.
Any offer is conditional upon receipt of a satisfactory medical report, police clearance and sight of original qualification certificates.
The Department for Education (DfE) has today confirmed that it will withdraw the professional skills test at the end of the current recruitment style.