Making an Application
Applying through ucas
What are we looking for?
In order to apply for a place on our teacher training programmes, you must have the following qualifications:
- A UK honours degree classed at 2:1 or above, or a recognised international equivalent.
- For applicants for our Primary and Secondary programmes, GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Maths.
- For applicants for our Primary programmes, a grace C or above in a GCSE Science subject is also required.
- If you studied outside of the UK, you should visit the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A levels and an undergraduate degree. You will need to obtain a NARIC Statement of Comparability to evidence this prior to your application.
The right person for the training programme will:
- Have excellent academic qualifications and subject knowledge;
- Have excellent communication skills;
- Be very organised, energetic and self-directed;
- Be committed to the wider school life and willing to engage in a range of extra-curricular activities;
- Safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Duties and Expectations
Trainees on our teacher training programmes will be expected to:
- Teach, to an outstanding level, all years, abilities and qualifications;
- Deepen the scholarly nature of both the subject you are teaching and the policies and values of your school;
- Play a central role in your subject area, including contributing to workshops, extension programmes, competitions, trips, open days, prep, and so on;
- Make a vital contribution to the efficient running of your department, including setting and marking examinations, assisting in moderation of coursework, and undertaking administrative and other tasks, as directed by your Head of Department;
- Enhance the quality of teaching and learning in your subject area and the wider Trust through sharing resources and good practice, lesson observations, collaborative teaching, mentoring and active participation in CPL/INSET days.
HOW TO APPLY
- Visit the DfE Teacher Training search function through the ‘apply’ page on the Get into Teaching website and search for our programmes through ‘Pimlico Academy’ or ‘the Pimlico London SCITT’ or visit our website for a full list of courses.
- Apply through UCAS Teacher Training or Gov.uk's Apply service.
- Complete the different sections of your application, and enter your chosen course as one of your choices at the end of the application form.
Some subjects are listed as separate courses depending on if they are a tuition-fee route, apprenticeship, or School Direct salaried route. Please ensure you apply for the correct route when submitting your application.
You Will Need
Before applying you will need the following information:
- Contact details
- Relevant qualifications (including a breakdown of your degree topics)
- Personal statement
- School/Work experience – Please ensure you include all your work experience, as any large gaps in your work history will need to be explained.
When composing your personal statement make reference to the person specification and expectations listed above, and ensure that you read it through thoroughly before submitting.
Two referees’ details
You also need to provide two references. These should be:
- One professional, someone who can comment on your character and suitability as a teacher.
- One academic, e.g. a current or recent tutor (If you have not been to university in the last 5 years, you may prefer to use a second professional referee).