All applications for core places must be made through the Graduate Teacher Training Registry (GTTR). They may be reached through their website (www.gttr.ac.uk) or by phone on 0870 1122205 or by post to GTTR, Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ. Applicants are encouraged to apply online via the website, as this is the easiest and most efficient method.
You will complete an application form which consists of 4 sections:
- Personal details
- Academic qualifications
- Personal statement in support of your application
Before you apply you should ensure that you meet the minimum entry requirements.
Applications for the School Direct places linked to Twynham School must be made through the School Direct application system which is via http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/teacher-training-options/school-based-training/school-direct
In addition, the BP&DE SCITT has a number of additional selection criteria which are described on the "Entry Requirements" page. Applicants are not expected to fulfil all of the criteria, but should be aware that these criteria will be applied in determining whether an applicant will be called to interview. Applications may be made at anytime throughout the year up to 30th June. Applications made after this date will be entered into the “clearing” system.
Upon receipt of applications from the GTTR, the BPDE SCITT will consider each candidate according to the selection criteria listed elsewhere. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally be informed within 30 working days (not including School Holidays) of receipt of their application.
Interviews will take place at the BLC and the relevant Lead School and will include the opportunity to observe teaching. There will also be a number of tasks including a subject-based assessment, and a pupil interaction activity. The day will conclude with a formal panel interview, and applicants will be informed within 48 hours of the decision.
All offers of places, whether unconditional or conditional, are dependent on a clear Criminal Records Bureau enhanced disclosure. Successful candidates will be set a number of pre-course initial targets and tasks to complete before the start of the course in September.
The BPDE SCITT is committed to equality of opportunity for all and will not intentionally discriminate on grounds of race, sex, age, disability, religion or socio-economic circumstances. We welcome applications from those with varied experiences and different backgrounds.