Our Interview Process

Children deserve great teachers and becoming the teacher you want to be is a life-long journey. Teaching is complex and requires many skills. Our interview process is designed so you can showcase the talent and potential you have to become an inspiring primary teacher.

We interview for both the SCITT and School Direct courses so whichever route you choose, you will have the same interview process. We usually run these over two stages held on separate days. If you are travelling from a distance or trying to juggle work schedules, we may offer you a one day interview where you complete both parts on one day.

Audit stage

You will be asked to complete audits in English and Maths. These will be used to assess your subject knowledge. It is important that you have a secure base to underpin high quality teaching of these core subjects.

Information sheet for the Maths Audit

Information sheet for the English Audit

Interview stage

You will be asked to come to interview at one of our partner schools. We will ask you to prepare:

  • a short presentation, connected to a current educational issue
  • a task working with a small group of Key Stage One children
  • a formal interview
  • a reading task

"A course that has been tailored to our needs with care and support from our tutors. A fantastic experience that will form the basis of my entire teaching career. Amazing new friends for life!"

Yasmin - 2018