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Keeping track of your application
This is very important - applicants need to please prime their referee that an application has been made and that they need to watch out for the email reference request from UCAS. This is nearly always the stage at which most applications get held up and this is totally out of our control. Our places fill up early, so to ensure that all applicants have the best opportunities for success, the applications need to be submitted as soon as possible after UCAS opens.
Please remember that your application does NOT become visible to us, until AFTER your reference has been returned and you have paid the fee and submitted it. We will always acknowledge when we have received an application through the portal.
All qualifications and minimum entrance requirements are verified by the ITT Partnership Co-Ordinator. Only applications which meet criteria are passed on to the Head of ITT for shortlisting for interview. If successful, you will be invited to our next available interview day.
First stage interview at TMA ITT Partnership
Skills judged on the day will include an applicant's proactivity, perception and presence, as gauged from their time spent in a classroom and through presentations and a group discussion. Applicants will also be required to carry out a 15 minute teaching activity with a small group of approximately 6 children. Finally, a 25 minute formal interview seeks to ascertain the strength of the applicant's skill set and depth of understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a teacher. All information gained will then contribute to the initial needs analysis, which is used to measure potential.
Applicants with a good profile will be given a conditional offer through UCAS. No applicant will be able to start this programme without their QTS skills tests in place, so it will be in applicants' best interests to sit these as soon as possible after applying through UCAS.
Confirmation of Conditional offer
Successful applicants will have their conditional offers changed through UCAS into unconditional offers, once all the necessary offer conditions have been met:
- QTS skills test
- Clear DBS enhanced disclosure
- Occupational health check