Recruitment Process

The following are the steps for recruitment for School Direct Training with Derby Early Years Teaching School:

  • Candidate applies through UCAS for School Direct training choosing Derby Early Years Teaching School as your provider
  • Once the application has been received and processed by UCAS it will be made available for Derby Early Years Teaching School and the University of Warwick to consider
  • The University of Warwick will check applications to ensure minimum entry requirements and academic suitability
  • Derby Early Years Teaching School will review applications (once the University have confirmed approval) and candidates will be invited to a selection day, held at Harrington Nursery School.
  • Candidate completes online skills test (preferably before interview)

 Typical format of selection day

  • Group discussion on the Schools Direct programme, teaching as a career and expectations for the year
  • Skills test 
  • Candidate to spend time in Harrington Nursery School interacting with children and staff
  • Group discussion – 5 minutes for applicant to introduce themselves followed by 20 minute discussion once question posed

Candidates may then go through to a formal interview if successful at the selection day

 Format of interview

  • Interviews to take place at the different school phases
  • Host schools to interview candidates

Offers are made to successful candidates, all offers will be conditional, typical conditions will include:

·       Further school experience

·       Subject enhancement

·       Disclosure and Barring Service clearance

·       Medical fitness for salaried candidates

·       Successful completion of the Professional Skills Tests