Your Interview

First interview

If your application is successful, we will invite you to the first stage of our interview process- first interview.

This first stage is in two parts:

  1. An online interview with ITE Tutors where you will teach a 5-minute starter that you have planned in advance and a formal interview where you will answer some questions. These questions are designed to assess your suitability to train to teach;
  2. A face-to-face interview where you will take part in a group discussion and complete two written tasks. These are designed to assess your subject/phase knowledge and your understanding of professionalism.

We will also be assessing your English proficiencies across these two parts and collecting your eligibility documents for verification.

Please note, for all qualifications, we can only accept an original Certificate or Certified Statement of Results. Provisional statements of results (often issued alongside certificates on results day) or headed and signed letters will not be accepted. You can order duplicates from your exam board or university.

Second interview - visiting an academy

If you have been successful at first interview, we will organise a visit to your potential placement school. When you apply to us, you are applying to the Harris Federation as a central provider, which means we can select your placement academy in discussion with you at first interview stage. We will work with you to review how your subject and phase choices, your location and your preferences fit with one of our academies.

Following a successful second interview, we will make you a formal offer.  You will need to accept this offer to secure your place on the course.

This will be followed by pre-programme checks including an Enhanced DBS Check, Barred List and Prohibition Order checks, and a Medical Questionnaire to assess your fitness to work.

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