Entry Requirements and Selection Process

Entry Requirements

You should be a graduate, preferably with a 1st or a 2:1, though we are willing to consider strong applicants with a 2:2 who can demonstrate an aptitude for teaching.  You should have a degree in which at least 50% of the content is the subject you want to teach.

What are we looking for?

We are looking to recruit and develop trainees who will become outstanding teachers and are able to raise the life opportunities and expectations of children and their families within these communities.

As a National Teaching School, we are committed to spotting talent for future leaders and promote succession planning to ensure progression opportunities. This starts during the recruitment process and continues throughout our School Direct Training Programme and on into employment. 

How we select

St John Bosco Teaching School is the lead school in the partnership and will be co-ordinating the recruitment process.

This will involve time spent at the school and will include teaching a 20 minute observed lesson, some short written tests for literacy and the opportunity to talk to some staff and pupils. The process concludes with a small panel interview.

You will be told in advance about the content of the lesson and the age group you will be teaching. Our university partner, Liverpool Hope University, will be involved throughout and will have an equal say in the selection.  If the placement is at another school in the partnership, staff from that school may also be involved.  It is a rigorous and thorough process,designed to get the best match of applicant to the places available.