Entry Requirements

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for ambitious trainees who have the drive, enthusiasm and passion for their subject to work successfully with students of all abilities in the secondary age range. If a career in teaching is one of your long term goals or if your experience of working with young people has sparked an interest and desire to become a teacher, then we’d like to hear from you.

It is very important that teachers have a very good understanding of their specialist subject and relevant experience, but it is just as important that teachers have personal attributes that will help them to relate to young people and enable them to communicate effectively: appropriate ICT and interpersonal skills with an awareness of teaching and educational issues is expected for a successful candidate. An enthusiasm for your subject is essential.

Classroom experience is not an entry requirement however if you would like to visit a school click here to view the School Experience Programme for opportunities.

In return we can offer the right candidate the chance to be creative and innovative, and offer excellent progression and professional development opportunities. We will support you all the way. We look forward to receiving your application, via UCAS, and meeting you in person, however you can register your interest by emailing: teachertraining@deyeshigh.co.uk

Essential Qualifications

Associated Merseyside Partnership (AMP) SCITT requires all candidates to have or be expecting to gain a good degree equivalent to a United Kingdom Higher Education Institution of 2.2 or above. Applicants must be a graduate with a minimum of a 2.2 degree with at least 50% content in the subject they are choosing to teach. Although applicants with a 2.1 or 1st will be seen as more desirable, graduates with a 2.2 degree classification will be considered if they are able to demonstrate a real aptitude for teaching.

For primary teaching applicants can apply from any degree subject discipline; however applicants are required to demonstrate within their personal statement and at interview how the skills, knowledge and understanding developed within the degree are applicable to primary teaching.
GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science at Grade C/Grade 5 or above.

All applicants for secondary need to have passed or be expecting to pass before the commencement of the programme a GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C/5 or above.

All applicants are required to have 2 good A levels or equivalent qualification(s).  Applicants are required to demonstrate within their personal statement and at interview how the skills, knowledge and understanding from further education are applicable to their course choice. Applicants who are specialising in a subject should be able to evidence that at least 50% of their degree is relevant to their chosen specialism.

In addition prior to starting your course you will need to pass the skills tests in literacy and numeracy. For more information on the Skills Test click here.

The selection process

The initial stage is via your application, qualifications and personal statement. If you are successful, you will be invited to interview hosted at Deyes High School or one of our partner schools.

The interview process will include the following:

  1. Tour of the School
  2. Opportunity to ask questions/obtain further information
  3. An opportunity to work with students in a classroom
  4. A subject knowledge interview with a subject specialist
  5. A prepared presentation
  6. Group Activity

Based upon the activities listed above, shortlisting may occur and interviews will take place in the afternoon for the successful candidates.