How to Apply
Qualities of prospective trainees
Bransgore SD seeks candidates who are resourceful, reflective and resilient people.
We look for candidates who are well organised and who can relate well to others.
We value applications from all candidates irrespective of race, colour, nationality, national or ethnic origins, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or religious beliefs.
All candidates must be physically and mentally fit to teach children and not legally debarred from so doing.
We are looking for committed and dedicated people who can demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills and who can work very effectively as part of a team. All applicants need the ability to use their initiative and be resilient when working under pressure. We are looking for trainee teachers who are passionate about making a difference and who think deeply about their practice, actively seeking advice and acting on feedback to be the very best they can be.
To train as a primary school teacher, you must have:
Achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C (level 4 or above under the revised grading system) or above in GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science.
Achieved a degree with Honours from United Kingdom higher education institution (or equivalent qualification). Candidates with qualifications gained outside the UK are required to prove that they are equivalent to UK qualifications. Please contact the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC)website regarding equivalent qualifications.
Other entry requirements:
Provide proof of address and ID for a DBS check to be carried out and attend an interview.
Complete a Health Declaration check
DBS check - Enhanced background checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This will be done by the University of Winchester. See the DBS website for information about checks https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service
Although not compulsory, we believe that some recent school experience is extremely beneficial to those wanting to go into a career in teaching and many of our successful trainees have previously worked in roles such as teaching assistants or as a volunteer within school. We are also able to offer potential trainees opportunities to gain this school experience prior to application or at the start of the course if you wish to apply.
Applying for Bransgore School Direct
Recruitment for a September 2020 is open. All applications must be made via UCAS teacher training.
For those wishing to make an application, our course programme code is 3FRL and our provider code is 19F (Previously listed as South Coast SCITT).
Following successful application through UCAS, all applicants are invited to attend an interview day where they will be expected to:
Interview with the course lead at Bransgore and a University Tutor
Prepare and deliver a 5 minute micro teach to the other candidates
Teach a mini lesson to a small of 8 children (Focus given on the day)
Complete a mind map activity/ discussion with other candidates
Complete an English task and a Maths test
If successful at interview, a place on the programme will be offered.