Interview Process on all Routes
On receiving your application at Primary Advantage we will review and invite suitable candidates to an interview in one of our schools. Full details of the interview process will be given at the time but you can expect to spend half a day in one of our schools, observing and participating in some classes, meeting some of our staff and pupils, and participating in some group and individual tasks with other interview candidates. We usually ask you to prepare a short activity to teach to one of our classes, you will have an interview with one of our Head Teachers, and you may be asked to complete English and maths tests, in line with guidance from our partner the IOE.
We hope this thorough interview experience will give you a good insight into our schools to help you make your decision, as well as giving us a good rounded opportunity to see your skills and abilities in different situations.
If successful at this interview we will recommend you to the IOE for a place on the programme. They will check your eligibility and suitability and they will make the final decision and offer.
- How long does the interview process take?
You can expect to be in one of our schools from 8am till around 12:45pm
- How long does the interview last?
The actual interview takes about 20 minutes. This formal interview is only a small part of the whole process.
- What does the interview involve?
The main objective of the process is to immerse you in the life of the school. We will be basing you in a classroom for the morning to support the children and will be giving you the opportunity to discuss the learning and reflect on your experience. In addition to this there is a maths subject knowledge assessment, an artefact session- giving you the chance to lead a discussion with a group of children, a group task, a written task and some classroom observation. It is a busy morning but will give you a real insight into the profession! it has been designed so you can show your apptitude for teaching.
- What is the artefact task?
We would like you to bring along an artefact that can encourage discussion with the whole class. It will be on the carpet and this activity will last approximately 15 minutes. During this time you will be observed. What you choose is up to you!
- Can I choose the year group I am working with?
We ask you to prepare an artefact for both KS1 and KS2. However you could choose separate artefacts for each Key stage. You will be allocated your class on the day. So come prepared! However always get in touch if this causes you any problems.
- How soon can I expect to hear after my interview?
We will contact you after your interview with some feedback. If successful we then put you forward to the Institute of Education with our recommendation to proceed, they will verify your qualifications and then if they are all in order, will change the status of your application on UCAS.
All our routes will be open on UCAS/ DFE Publish from October 2019 for the 2020/21 academic year
All applications for Teacher Training vacancies must be made through UCAS. To view all our courses in detail please search the DFE ‘Find a Postgraduate Teacher Training‘ website where you will find further information and application links to UCAS.