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For the 2022-23 teacher training interviews we have not made a final decision with regard to whether we continue with online interviews or we invite you into YSA for interview. Once you have applied through the Government ‘apply’ system we will consider your application, and if successful you will be invited to an interview and given all the relevant details and information. The Government ‘apply’ system opens on the 12th October at 9.00am.

Selection Procedure – If you are invited into YSA in person.

We aim to make our selection days as friendly as possible as we like our candidates to feel at ease and able to enjoy the process. At the start of the day you will be given the opportunity for a tour around our lead school, St Aidan’s with trainees already on the course. The selection day also provides you with an opportunity to meet all key member’s of staff within the teaching school, including a subject specialist. It is important to meet as many people as possible when you go to interviews in order to help inform your decision if you receive offers.

You will be briefed on the overall structure and timetable of the course and the main content strands and assessment procedures. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions. The selection process, which is expected to last approximately 3 hours. This includes:

  • A written subject knowledge task
  • An observation of you leading an activity with a group of 6 year 7 pupils
  • Formal interview which will be conducted by at least 2 members of our senior teaching staff.