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How to Apply

The process to apply to Stockton-on-Tees Teacher Training Partnership is set out below.  Please note we are a Safer Recruitment provider, further Recruitment and Selection Policy.

Entry requirements

Applicants must already hold the following qualifications:

  • GCSE English and Maths – Grade C, Level 4 or above (or equivalent).
  • GCSE Science – Grade C, Level 4 or above (or equivalent) if you want to teach primary.
  • Please note Functional Skills qualifications are not considered to be GCSE equivalent.

If you do not already hold the required GCSE qualifications, it is possible for you to complete an ITT equivalency test in each of these subjects which we would accept.    Equivalency Testing www.equivalencytesting.com and Edge Hill University https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/study/equivalency/ both offer the option to complete revision courses with an allocated online tutor to mark your work and provide feedback, followed by the equivalency test. If you feel that you do not require the pre-study you can opt to take the test straight away. Both of these organisations will allow you to sit the examination at a school/education provider of your choice, with the prior agreement of the Head of the organisation. Stockton Teacher Training Partnership will agree to do this for potential applicants, as long as we are able to accommodate the staffing/rooming on the selected date/s. 

In addition, applicants must have achieved the following qualifications by the time the course starts:

  • An Honours undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above.  For secondary applications, it is preferable for your degree to have some connection to the subject you want to teach. Where this is not the case, relevant high grade A Level qualifications will be taken into account as well as any other relevant experience.

If your qualifications are not UK-awarded you will need a ENIC statement of comparability to show that they are equivalent to the entry requirements listed.

Applications are enhanced by evidence of some experience in a school but it is not a condition for application.

Successful applicants are required to undertake the enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, and complete a medical health questionnaire which may be subject to an occupational health referral. This will be arranged by the Partnership.

Offers made to applicants will be conditional until all of the above criteria have been fulfilled.

How to apply

The Department for Education has a search service for potential teachers where, you can view more information about Stockton-on-Tees Teacher Training Partnership and the programmes we offer. Our provider code is S60.  

To apply for the Stockton-on-Tees Teacher Training Programme 
you can choose to use UCAS or Apply .

Apply is a new service run by the Department for Education. It will eventually replace UCAS as the way to apply for teacher training.

MERIT

Stockton SCITT is proud to be a member of MERIT.  MERIT is an exclusively north east England organisation, established 13 years ago, that provides bespoke support for those with a BAME background considering teaching as a career. This support takes various forms: from the very early stage, when an applicant is considering their options and entry requirements, to looking at personal statements and providing interview practice. With the changes to entry requirements and different routes into teaching over the years, this service is valuable to help applicants navigate the initial teacher training landscape. 

Those applicants with a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) background may wish to contact MERIT, an organisation that supports BAME teachers into teaching.                 

Contact is via: 

Sheba Joseph, MERIT Adviser, EMTAS

Tel: 0191 4338647

Email: sheba.joseph@gateshead.gov.uk

What happens next? The recruitment process

Stage One: Screening

Applications are checked to ensure that applicants’ qualifications meet the DfE entry requirements.

Stage Two: Scrutiny

Applications meeting the entry requirements are scrutinised by the Partnership against set criteria.

Stage Three: Interview Process

Candidates who are invited to participate in stage 3 of the selection process will attend a virtual interview (or COVID Safe interview when conditions allow), where they will be required to plan and discuss a teaching activity. This will be followed by a formal interview with representatives from the Partnership and a written reflection task. The process is designed to assess written English, subject knowledge, ability to engage with young people and assess your overall suitability to train to teach.

Safeguarding Checks

 As a Safer Recruitment provider, we have robust safeguarding practices in place. Please note you will be asked to provide 2 forms of ID, one of which must be photographic. If you do not have the required ID, the interview can not take place.

Conditional offers will usually be made within 1 working day from the date of interview and often sooner than this. Offers will be confirmed via UCAS/Apply.

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