Keeping track of your application

Please make sure you talk to your referees about your application so that they can watch out for the email reference request from DfE Apply. 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 (1 day)

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. You will carry out a 15 minute teaching activity with a small group of approximately 12 children.  Short English and Maths tasks and an interview seek to ascertain the strength of your application. All information gained will then contribute to the initial needs analysis, which is used to measure potential and inform the interviewing panel's decision. 

Applicants with a good profile will be given a conditional offer through DfE Apply. Successful candidates who accept our offer will visit their placement school later in the year before starting on the course. 

Confirmation of Conditional offer

Successful applicants will have their conditional offers changed through DfE Apply into unconditional offers, once all the necessary offer conditions have been met:

  • Visit to proposed placement school
  • Clear DBS enhanced disclosure
  • Occupational health check
  • Degree/GCSE results (if not obtained already at the time of application).

Induction days

All applicants offered places on our programme will be expected to attend a three-day pre-course induction programme.

Please be aware - pressure to accept an offer is not allowed

Please be aware that, under the terms of DfE Apply, no provider is allowed to put any pressure on you to accept an offer on the day of interview, or even to give you a deadline by which to accept. You should attend ALL of your interviews, if you wish to, and then you have a further ten days from your last offer in which to make your decision.