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The Interview Process

We hope that by having applied to us, you will be feeling certain that we are the teacher training provider you wish to commit to. The interview is another opportunity for you to test this and aims to be a welcoming experience in which you are able to gain as much information as possible about the programme.

From our point of view, we wish to establish:

  • You have an aptitude for, and potential to, becoming an outstanding teacher
  • You have good subject knowledge or the capacity and commitment to achieve this
  • You are able to establish positive relationships with peers and young people
  • You understand the role of the teacher, the demands of the training programme and demonstrate the resilience to complete the programme
  • You are able to communicate effectively

The Interview

Having successfully being invited to interview, you will be asked to undertake a series of tasks to enable us to assess your suitability, some before the day and some during the interview itself:

  • Literacy and Maths task (before the interview)
  • In-tray exercise (before the interview)
  • Subject Knowledge review
  • Teaching Activity
  • Lesson Observation
  • Panel Interview
  • Coffee & Chat with current trainee

The interview will be held at your selected training Centre or a school in that partnership, and is of half a day's duration.

If you are successful at this stage – you will be offered a place on the programme. Decision are made very soon after the interview and the outcomes communicated through both the SCITT and DfE Apply. 

What To Bring To The Interview

  • Original copies of your Degree, A Level and GCSE certificates. If you do not have these you will need to contact the appropriate examination board for duplicates/statements.
  • If you were educated overseas you will need to obtain a statement of comparability from ENIC (the UK National Information Centre for the recognition and evaluation of international qualifications and skills.)
  • Identity documents (Passport and Driving Licence)
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