During the day, we assess different skills via various tasks. Skills assessed through individual tasks:
Time management and organisation
Interaction with students
Resilience and flexibility
Skills graded 1, 2, 3 or 4 with 1 being the highest. Scores examined as part of the decision process and used to identify areas where candidates offered a place may need additional support.
Formal interview with Primary Lead Mentor
To evaluate applicants’ rationale for wanting to become a teacher and suitability to carry out the role.
Skills being assessed: resilience/flexibility/articulacy/core skills.
Applicants to prepare and deliver 30 minute activity on a specific topic with a group of students. This activity will evaluate applicants’ ability to facilitate students’ interaction with them and each other.
Skills being assessed: time management/organisation/interaction with students/subject knowledge/resilience/flexibility/articulacy/core skills
Subject knowledge interview
Focuses on applicants’ subject knowledge together with ability to engage and inspire.
Skills being assessed: subject knowledge/articulacy
To undertake a ten minute presentation with a member of staff on the subject of “What makes an outstanding Teacher?”
Skills being assessed: time management/organisation/articulacy/core skills.
To assess applicants’ literacy skills and ability to process, synthesise and evaluate information.
Skills being assessed: time management/articulacy/core skills.
To assess applicants’ numeracy skills and ability to process, synthesise and evaluate information.
Skills being assessed: time management/organisation/core skills