Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to interview everyone who meets the essential requirements. If this is the case, we select applicants for interview using both academic and nonacademic criteria.
Candidates invited to interview will participate in the following process:
[Any change to the interview process will be clearly explained in the letter which invites applicants to interview]
There are two rounds of interviews for School Direct (salaried) candidates. The first round mirrors the process above. The second round will take place in the schools which are offering salaried places and will involve a formal interview and a teaching task. Candidates may well be called to interview at more than one school. Once the interviews have been completed, the schools will decide whether or not to offer candidates a place. If a candidate is unsuccessful in gaining an offer at any school in this second round, they will not be offered a School Direct (salaried) place. Schools will rank order successful candidates and the candidates will be asked to rank order the schools. We will do our best to meet both parties’ requirements; however, the schools’ preference will take precedence over the candidates’ preference.
We are looking for:
Throughout this process, the emphasis is placed on generating a pleasant, informal and welcoming atmosphere in which candidates are able to gain as much information about the programme as they require in order to accept a place if it is offered subsequently.
It is essential that all applicants bring the following items to interview:
After the interview: Decisions about the offer of places are made very soon after the interviews and the outcomes communicated through UCAS. Unsuccessful candidates are offered feedback on their performance.