Applicants are notified of the outcome of their application within approximately 72 hours of the interview.
If you meet all our entry criteria, you will be offered an unconditional place.
Alternatively we may make you a conditional offer subject to a further requirement such as passing your degree, gaining some further experience in a school setting or completing a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course, subject to their availability.
It is possible for you to accept conditional offers on the Apply system; you do not need to wait until the additional requirement has been met.
All places will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced-level disclosure obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service. All places on this programme are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
All applicants should have ensured they can secure sufficient funding to support themselves for the training year prior to accepting a place. The intensive nature of the school based training programmes means trainees will not have the capacity to work whilst training.
It is a Government requirement that all students should be medically fit – both mentally and physically – to enter the teaching profession.
We work with you to find the best place for you to train. We aim to let you know your placement school as part of your offer of a training place or very soon after. In deciding where to place you we take into consideration where you live (or will be living when the course starts) and whether you can drive as well as ensuring the placement school can provide the best environment to meet your training needs. Please be aware that you will need to meet staff from the proposed placement school either virtually or in person, and both parties need to be happy before the placement can be confirmed.
Subject Knowledge Enhancement
As mentioned above, Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses and their associated funding are currently under Government review. In 2021 they have been available the following subjects: Maths, the Sciences, Computing, Languages, Design & Technology, English, RE and Geography. Some SKE courses are funded by the NCTL and can be mostly done online.
Following the DfE review, available SKE and funding may be limited although we believe that some knowledge enhancement courses, known as Subject Consolidation for Teaching courses, could be self funded. We will always ask our trainees to complete some form of subject knowledge enhancement where their degree does not match the subject that they are wishing to teach or where more than 10 years have passed since the degree was completed. We will discuss the appropriate length of the course with you and you are free to choose your own SKE provider, subject to our approval.
All successful candidates will be required to apply for and receive a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate. This process will take place in June prior to starting the ITT course in September.
Any trainee who has been resident overseas for more than twelve months in the preceding 10 years must also provide a police certificate from the country in which they were resident.
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