All applications should be made via the UCAS website
When completing an application form applicants must include within their personal statement the reason(s) and motivation as to why they wish to teach primary aged 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 experience gained 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 that you have a grade C or above in mathematics, English language and a science subject, or equivalent qualifications (please contact the SCITT office for clarification as to which equivalent qualifications are accepted) prior to commencement of the course. We will also accept equivalencies from www.equivalencytesting.com If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a minimum grade 4.
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 ensure 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.