Recruitment & Assessment Process
The assessment day will take place in one of our SCITT partner schools. The day will consist of a number of different elements which will allow us to assess whether you have the key attributes to become a trainee at Barr Beacon SCITT. During the assessment day you will complete:
A Subject Knowledge Assessment
A 60-minute test of your subject knowledge and a 15-minute test of the quality of your written English.
A Teaching Episode
A 15-minute teaching activity in your subject.
A Presentation on Teaching Pedagogy
A 5-minute pre-prepared presentation on a given topic area with a short Q&A session.
A formal interview on all aspects of becoming a teacher. There is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.
What are we looking for?
Throughout the assessment day you will be assessed against the essential skills, qualities and attributes that a Barr Beacon SCITT trainee can demonstrate.
We are looking for our trainees to:
Aptitude for Teaching
School Experience and Wider Professional Responsibilities
Disclosure and Barring Service Checks
At Barr Beacon SCITT we are guided by the Department for Education’s guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2018) and all offers to Barr Beacon SCITT are subject to enhanced DBS clearance prior to the commencement of the course.
Health and Physical Capacity to Teach
Barr Beacon SCITT has a responsibility to ensure that trainees have the health and physical capacity to teach. This will take the form of a questionnaire prior to the commencement of the course.
At Barr Beacon SCITT all trainees are subject to an NCTL prohibition to teach check, a disqualification and disqualification by association check and a right to work check. In addition we may contact references from a trainee’s application for further information if required.
There is an opportunity at interview for applicants to discuss all statutory checks in more detail.
Equality and Diversity
Barr Beacon SCITT is committed to promoting and practicing equality of opportunity, valuing diversity and eliminating harassment and discrimination. We are an inclusive organisation which welcomes and treats both staff and trainees fairly and equally regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnic origin or nationality. Our workforce should be representative of the communities we serve. Legislation designed to eliminate unfair discrimination and promote equality of opportunity is in place and is adhered to by the SCITT, which include:
- The Equality Act (2010)
- Race Relations Amendment Act (RRAA) (2000)
- The Disability Discrimination Acts (1995 and 2005)
- The Sex Discrimination Acts (1975 and 2006)
- The Age Discrimination Act (2006)
- The Protection from Harassment Act (1997)
- Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (2002)
The SCITT provides opportunities for applicants to identify any special arrangements that they may require. Applicants can find further information on Page 7 of their Assessment Day Information Pack.