The Recruitment Process

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 an interview, held at Harrington Nursery School.
  • Candidate completes online skills test (preferably before interview)

 Format of interview

  • Skills test 
  • Candidate to spend time in Harrington Nursery School interacting with children and staff
  • Interviews to take place at the different school phases
  • Candidate to carry out an activity with a small group of children (further details made available in interview letter)


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

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