Our Interview Process

Interview days are arranged throughout the year once the applications are received. The group attending for interview will comprise applicants drawn from a number of subject specialisms. The composition and size of the group will depend on the applications received. The selection process is carried out by the SCITT Programme Manager and Senior Leaders from our partner schools.

Outline of the interview

The start and finish time will be confirmed prior to interview and will be subject to the number of candidates in attendance. Details of all the tasks will be advised in advance to enable candidates to thoroughly prepare.

The interview process is the same no matter what subject specialism is chosen, with the exception of a different subject knowledge test.

  • A short group discussion, connected to a current education issue
  • A teaching oracy task with a small group of KS3 students
  • Formal interview
  • Reading task
  • A short subject knowledge test relating to the specialism applied for.
  • Maths and English subject knowledge task*

*Maths and English subject knowledge task will take place separately from the rest of the interview process if you are offered and accept the course.

Please note that in addition to any of the conditions that can be applied all offers are subject to candidates obtaining, prior to the start of the programme, a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure for the child workforce; being declared โ€˜fit to teachโ€™ following the Health Management check; and passing the Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy.
The SCITT is unable to meet any expenses you incur in attending for interview. Interviews may also take place at our partner schools from time to time.