Primary Teaching

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to recruit trainee teachers who are dedicated to pursuing success for children across Redcar and Cleveland. Our trainee teachers are lifelong learners who want to fulfil their potential both in the classroom and in their professional development.

Our current trainees all have varied backgrounds. Some had previously been employed as Teaching Assistants within a school before coming to train, others came straight from university, and others were career-changers who had worked in another field before training to teach.

How many places are available?

For the academic year 2017-2018 we are hoping to recruit 5 primary.

Entry Requirements for The Landmark Teaching School’s School Direct Programme 2017-8

  • You need to be a graduate, ideally with a 2:1 or above, although consideration will be given to students with a lower classification who can demonstrate a commitment to children’s learning and development.
  • We welcome graduates from a range of backgrounds, but will expect students to have had recent relevant experience with young children.
  • You should have GCSEs in maths, English and science grade C or above. An equivalency test is available for science.
  • We will be looking for high-calibre students who can demonstrate real passion and commitment to teaching, students who are resilient and resourceful, creative, hard working and who show a willingness to learn and reflect on their own development.

How do I apply?

Applications are through UCAS www.ucas.co.uk. The UCAS application window opens in October 2016. You can search for teacher training programmes by type, by area, by name or by course code.

  • Primary (3-11) course code: 29KL

What happens next

Once you have submitted your application, Durham University will check that basic criteria have been met, and then will pass applicant details to The Landmark TSA. Interviews will take place shortly after this and will be held at St Bede’s Primary Catholic Voluntary Academy. Interviewees will be asked to prepare a short (15-minute) teaching exercise to deliver to a small group of children, there will be a written test and a formal interview with The Landmark TSA team members. Our aim is to find out what applicants know about teaching and learning and how they interact with others of all ages; we are not trying to catch anyone out! We will inform interviewees by the end of the following day to let them know if we will be offering them a place on our programme.

If you are successful

Once you have been offered a place on our programme, you do not have to make a decision straight away – you have ten days from the date of your last offer to make up your mind. Depending on when your interview is held, it can feel like a long time between accepting a place on a programme and the next steps, but we will do everything we can to keep you informed and support you in making preparations to start teacher training. By the start of the summer term you will have the opportunity to meet your tutors, mentors and fellow students.