Selection Days

We conduct interviews as part of the admissions process and suitable applicants will be invited to an interview. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further interview details.

Due to the popularity of this course, we will use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage One and Two using information derived from your personal statement and references.

Successful applicants are invited to a selection day. During the selection day, candidates are required to give a short presentation, work with a small group of children, complete a written assessment in critical writing and be interviewed. Headteachers and Professional Tutors from the Gateshead Primary SCITT Consortium & Associate Schools carry out the selection procedure.

Below are just a few of the positive comments which we received from our potential trainees on their selection day

“The selection day was brilliant, very relaxed so I was able to feel less nervous throughout the day.”

“Great day have enjoyed meeting everyone.”

“From the outset I was made to feel welcome and relaxed. The staff gave lots of relevant information.”

“Very impressed with selection day and the course outline. The interviewers made a comfortable environment.”

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