Selection Days

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.

Candidates must successfully complete the NCTL Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy. The Professional Skills Test must be passed by all candidates before entry to the course. We encourage applicants to ensure that the Skills Tests are secured as early as possible.

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

Get in touch

Gateshead Primary SCITT

Lobley Hill Primary School,
Rothbury Gardens,
Gateshead, NE11 0AT

Tel:

0191 4334081

Fax:

0191 4334082

Email:

info@gatesheadscitt.org.uk

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