What We Are Looking For
We are looking for trainees who have a genuine interest in young people and how they learn best and who demonstrate passion for wanting to help them achieve. Applicants who can demonstrate some recent and meaningful experience working with young people, will have a much better idea about what makes an effective teacher and a less effective one. This doesn't need to be paid work but any kind of helping activity, classroom observation or learning support helps to reinforce your application and discussion at interview. By obtaining such experience, it is much easier for candidates to support their application for a training placement.
Showing that you have a genuine interest in how children learn, develop and reach their potential, will support your application. Candidates should be enthusiastic about their subject, have effective communication skills, an ability to understand, speak and write clearly in Standard English. You should be able to work as a team, but also work independently. You should be creative, open to new ideas, be able to share best practice and to able to review personal progress. Above all we are looking for ambitious and motivated trainee teachers who have a real desire to work with young people of all abilities. We fully acknowledge that this is an application for acceptance on a training year and do not by any means expect applicants to be teachers already!