Selection Process

In common with all providers of ITT we use a variety of sources of evidence to support us in the selection of trainees.

Above all, in addition to the criteria listed below, throughout the whole selection process we will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • Enthusiasm for your subject and for the idea of enabling children to learn and make progress in this subject
  • Strong resilience and awareness of the demands of the profession
  • A genuine interest in young people and how they learn best
  • Some ideas about what makes an effective teacher and a less effective one
  • An ability to reflect on experience
  • An ability to accept and act upon advice.
  • An ability to reflect on experiences of working with young people in schools or other contexts.
  • An ability to communicate with young people and engage children

Important Notes

Applicants who hold a non UK degree and/or GCSE equivalent need to obtain verification of their qualifications' equivalence before they apply by contacting UK NARIC, Telephone: 0871 3307033 - Website:
Subject relevant experience may be taken into account where the degree does not meet this requirement.

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