What Will I Need?

What we expect from you

  • Desire and passion to become a teacher and to challenge and inspire your students.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with proficiency in both written and spoken English.
  • Strong subject knowledge and an understanding of it in the context of educating young people.
  • Commitment to high standards and excellence.
  • A wider understanding of the purpose of education.
  • Resilience and determination to succeed both as a trainee and as a teacher.
  • The ability to meet the mental and physical demands of classroom teaching.

Thinking of Teaching Week

Consists of 3 consecutive days in a working school environment, spending time in the classroom undertaking Teacher Trails, SEN Trails and lesson observations. On the final day there will be an opportunity to reflect on your experience, have your questions answered in a Q&A session and network with your peers.

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Thinking of Teaching Evening

The evening will start with a presentation providing general information on the Routes into teaching, Career progression, Teacher’s standards and Pupil and Teacher Trails. The session will finish with a Q&A session with current SCITT trainees.

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Experience

Essentially, the more experience you have, the better your chances of being offered a place. You may be eligible to apply for classroom experience through the Department for Education School Experience Programme (SEP) – you’ll need to register with the Department for Education first.


Interview

Follow this link for more information on the interview process at GSA SCITT and how you can begin to prepare for this.


Preparation Advice

If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend an interview day at George Spencer Academy or one of our partner schools.

You will need to bring with you: Photo ID documentation, Birth Certificate, Address ID, Original GCSE and Degree certificates and any relevant A Levels to the subject you are applying to teach.

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10/10/17

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10/10/17

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05/10/17

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02/10/17

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02/10/17

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30/09/17

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29/09/17

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28/09/17

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26/09/17

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25/09/17

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21/09/17

Collective memory activity as we investigate models for learning #expertteacher pic.twitter.com/zEGJxOoGqm

20/09/17

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19/09/17

Welcome to all on the GSA NQT programme. Great to see some of our former trainees flourishing #expertteacher pic.twitter.com/HSAUbiVoKn

14/09/17

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12/09/17

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12/09/17

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12/09/17

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11/09/17

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08/09/17

Why not come along to our Thinking of Teaching Week? Includes Teacher & SEN Trails & Primary experience upon request ow.ly/d/6CVs