Qualifications needed 

Basic eligibility requirements apply: 


Your degree would normally be a 2:2 or above.

Secondary - The subject content of the degree should normally be in an area which provides a necessary foundation for teaching the National Curriculum Programme of Study

Primary - The subject content of the degree should normally be in a National Curriculum subject.


Professional Skills Tests

Applicants are required to have passed the Department for Education's Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy before a firm offer of a place can be made. We advise applicants to book their Skills Tests before attending for interview.


Personal qualities 

We are keen to recruit trainees who share the Trust’s values:

‘Together we will cultivate an ethos that raises aspirations and makes a real difference to the life chances of young people’

We are looking for individuals who demonstrate:

- A love of learning

- A genuine commitment and desire to have a positive impact upon the lives of children and young people

- An openness to develop as a professional and willingness to act upon advice

- Resilience



Additional Requirements

The ability to read effectively and to communicate clearly and accurately in Standard English

-          All applicants must demonstrate the intellectual and academic capabilities needed to meet the Teachers’ Standards and to study at Masters level.

-          All applicants must demonstrate the appropriate qualities, attitudes and values expected of a teacher


Suitability checks

All entrants will be subject to a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check and any other appropriate background check.

All entrants must have the health and physical capacity to teach and will be required to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire.