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Are You Eligible To Apply


Essential criteria

  • A UK Bachelors Honours Degree, or equivalent qualification.
  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (previously grade C). These must include English Language, Mathematics and Science or equivalent (For GCSE Science, an equivalent in BTEC level 2 Applied Science with a minimum Merit grade will also be accepted. Please note that the two remaining subjects need to be actual GCSEs).
  • QTS Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Clear and accurate written and verbal communication skills/ability to read effectively.
  • Clean criminal record and good health.

Desirable qualities

  • Knowledge and understanding of primary education, including the National Curriculum and other current educational initiatives.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role of the primary teacher.
  • Experience in a mainstream UK primary classroom within the last two years (a minimum of 10 days, but greater experience will strengthen application).
  • ICT confidence and competency.
  • Personal Qualities – evidence that you are able to:
  • Work on own initiative and manage workload.
  • Work co-operatively and effectively with people from a diverse society.
  • Build relationships with children that promote learning.
  • Interests and talents that would enhance children’s learning experiences.
  • Willingness to seek employment in the local area.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the rigour required to study at Masters Level.

Additional Criteria For Salaried Routes

  • Individualised programme agreed and Partnership Agreement signed by Headteacher.
  • Identification, through the selection process, as exhibiting the potential to be a Good or Outstanding teacher by the end of the programme.

Desirable Criteria For Salaried Routes

  • At least a year’s worth of Teaching Assistant experience in school.
  • Financial backing from school to support additional costs required on top of NCTL salary grant.




The Milton Keynes Initial Teacher Training Partnership is part of Inspiring Futures through Learning, a company Limited by Guarantee and registered to Two Mile Ash School, The High Street, Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes MK8 8LH. The company number is 07698904 and is registered in England.