All applications should be made via the UCAS website
When completing your application form you must include within your personal statement the reason(s) and motivation as to why you wish to teach young children. We will also need details of any recent and relevant experience with children (i.e. length of time and dates need be included.) We are particularly interested in your experience with children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One or Key Stage One / Two.
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Applicants must possess a good honours degree (i.e. 2:2 or above) from a UK university or a recognised equivalent qualification upon commencement of the course. The degree subject does not have to be related to this course, but the applicant's previous education must provide the necessary foundation for work as a primary school teacher.
To that end, it is also a requirement upon application that applicants have already secured a grade C or above at GCSE in mathematics, English language and a science subject. We will also accept qualifications that are of a standard equivalent to GCSE grade C.
Original certificates will be required as proof of qualifications.
As teaching involves working with children on a daily basis we strongly recommend that applicants have had at least five days recent and relevant experience of working with children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One or Key Stage One / Two, prior to applying to make sure teaching is the right job for them. This experience will strengthen an application and should be detailed within the personal statement section.
We actively pursue an equal opportunities policy and welcome applications and enquiries, regardless of gender, race, age, religion or belief, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.
If you are from a black and minority ethnic background and are thinking of becoming a teacher, MERIT can offer you further support.