1. Classroom experience
Prior teaching experience in a school is not essential. Should you wish to gain classroom experience to make sure that teaching is the right career for you, we are happy to arrange time in partner schools. We do appreciate that this may be difficult for some applicants.
If you do have classroom experience, you can refer to this in your personal statement, showing what you have gained from it and how it has increased your motivation to be a teacher.
2. Medical Fitness
You will be sent a health questionnaire to complete and may be asked to have a medical examination.
If you have a disability it is helpful if you give us full details on your application so that training providers can make the adjustments you need.
3. Declaration of Criminal Convictions
If you have criminal convictions it does not necessarily stop you from becoming a teacher.
You will need to disclose any criminal convictions, cautions or bind-overs and agree to an enhanced criminal record check, please feel free to discuss your circumstances with us before you apply.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
This is the Government scheme that replaces the Criminal Records Bureau.
This enables training providers to identify people who are barred from working with children and vulnerable adults.