What are we
looking for?

We are first and foremost looking for potential! This is a training programme so we do not expect our trainees to be the finished article, but we are looking for people who are committed to teaching as a career, who are highly motivated, reflective and creative. We want to train teachers who are passionate about making a real difference to children’s life chances.

We have trainees on our programme from all walks of life and ages. Our past trainees have included those who are changing careers after working for a long time in jobs outside education, and those straight from their undergraduate study at 21. We are committed to producing teachers that reflect the population of our region and welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

It is important that before individuals apply that they ensure they meet the statutory academic requirements, which differ slightly depending which age group they wish to teach. If you don’t think you meet the current requirements, please do contact us to see if we can help you!

For a Primary applicant you will need;

  • GCSE grades (or equivalent) at Level 4/Grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.
  • A degree (in any subject), usually at 2:2 or above.

For a Secondary applicant you will need;

  • GCSE grades (or equivalent) at Level 4/Grade C or above in English and Mathematics.
  • A degree, usually at 2:2 or above, and ideally in the subject you are applying to teach, or with at least 50% relevant content.
  • If your degree is not in your chosen field of study, you will need an A Level (or equivalent) at Grade C or above.

We also advise that anyone considering applying for a place on a Teacher Training programme keeps up to date with developments in education prior to any interview by reading about current policy and practice; newspapers such as Schools Week are a good place to start. We would also suggest that they review the National Curriculum to get a feel of the expectations and the demands of the subject and age group that trainees are interested in working with, as well as an idea of their current strengths and weaknesses.

Safeguarding Children and Young People

AA Teamworks West Yorkshire SCITT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, trainee teachers and everyone involved in Teamworks SCITT shares this commitment and are therefore expected to behave in such a way that supports this commitment at all times.

Appointment to any of our QTS programmes will be subject to the following pre-employment checks:

  • Identity
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, including a check of the Children’s Barred List
  • Relevant work qualifications
  • Health/fitness to train screening (confidentially through a third-party occupational health company)
  • Satisfactory references
  • An online search.

A start date for successful applicants will not be confirmed until clearance from all the above checks has been obtained.

Please note that the DBS check will reveal all convictions, reprimands, cautions and bindovers even if considered spent within the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. There is a DBS Code of Practice which governs this process, a copy of which can be found at DBS code of practice – GOV.UK

Equalities Statement

We are committed to providing opportunities on a fair basis to every applicant who meets our selection criteria. No applicant shall receive less favourable treatment because of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, age, marital status, parental status, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or religious belief.

5-11 Primary

Key Stage 1 & 2

5-11 Primary

Key Stage 1 & 2

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