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Applicants must possess qualifications as follows:
- A grade C or above at GCSE in English language and mathematics (or equivalent);
- A degree (2.2 or above) of a United Kingdom higher education institution (or overseas equivalent), at least 50% of which should be directly related to your chosen teaching subject. If your degree is not a good match with your chosen teaching subject you will need evidence of significant work experience in a relevant field.
Please note that if you do not have GCSE or equivalent qualifications in English or mathematics are at grade C or above (or overseas equivalent certified by NARIC), you should contact A* Teachers at http://astarteachers.co.uk/equivalency/ to find out more about their equivalence tests.
All trainees will be required to pass National College for Teaching & Leadership skills tests in literacy and numeracy before a firm offer of a place can be made. Applicants are advised to register for and take these tests as soon as they have made their application via UCAS Teacher Training.
Where candidates are presenting overseas qualifications, it is the applicant’s responsibility to apply to NARIC for a letter of comparability for the relevant GCSE and degree level qualifications, and to bring the NARIC letter along with certificates to their initial interview (NARIC contact details www.naric.org.uk).
All KEC schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all trainee teachers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Please note: this year, we will recruit trainees in Spanish (preferably with French) and in Urdu (with French). We can usually provide additional experience in Spanish or German teaching on second placement.
Please note: one of our RE trainees will be based at Hagley Catholic High School. This trainee is expected to be a practising Catholic and, as well as applying via UCAS, should write directly to the Director of ITT at the KEC, expressing an interest in this place and providing the name of a Parish Priest as a referee.
Rigorous recruitment and selection of high calibre trainees with impressive pre-entry qualifications, at higher levels, and good prior experience in education settings.
Ofsted, November 2012