Applications for our School Direct programmes were historically made through UCAS Teacher Training (UTT). There are some changes this year with the introduction of the Trainee Teacher Portal. We will provide more details once they are available.

Applications for 2019-20

The application round will open in October. All applications will be checked to ensure applicants meet the entry requirements and those that do will be considered for interview.

We are looking for creative and enthusiastic individuals with long term aspirations to work with children and young adults and a commitment to inclusion for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Applicants who can demonstrate this in their application will be invited for interview. Interviews are currently taking place and will run into July 2019.

Planning your Application

A range of useful advice on making a successful teacher training application – from writing your personal statement to arranging references, organising school experience, passing skills tests and interviewing for a course, can be found on the government’s Get into Teaching website and also on the careers advice website, Prospects.