How We Select Our Trainees

Applications will be screened by the SCITT Director, Lead Tutor and representatives from the partner schools

Short-listing Candidates 

Following receipt of applications, there will be an initial shortlisting procedure involving representatives from partner schools, with the aim of matching applicants to the most appropriate placements.

All candidates will receive notification within 40 days of receipt if they have been successful or unsuccessful.

References for shortlisted candidates 

References will be requested in support of your application. We require two references, including one academic reference. If you completed your studies more than 5 years ago, it may be more appropriate to have references from an employer, or from an institution that you volunteered at whilst gaining school experience.

It is your responsibility to seek permission to name referees on your application and it would be useful if they were in a position to be able to comment on your suitability for a trainee teacher post.