The interview provides you with an opportunity to demonstrate your potential for training and subsequent role as a teacher. You will require a pen, in order to undertake some basic literacy activities and appropriate sports kit (see below) for your practical assessment. All applicants will be interviewed by staff who work within the Secondary Schools Partnership. Questions will explore your communication skills, subject knowledge, awareness of teaching and learning and commitment to equal opportunities. The interviewing tutors will also be keen to find out details of your prior experience of teaching, and any involvement with young people, particularly in the 11-18 age range.
For these practical presentation and subject knowledge assessments, you will need the appropriate sports kit.
These practical assessments are very important so it is imperative that you are able to perform to the best of your ability. We will not interview you if you have an injury that will prevent you from undertaking these practical activities. However, please inform us early if this is the case, and we will arrange an alternative interview date.
During the day you will be given a task to assess your ability to read, understand and provide a response to a written article. The article to be reviewed is (click on the title to access), "Physical Education - Competition is not a dirty word'' by Darren Evans (TES 13th September 2013).
Criteria for Assessment
You will be selected based on the following criteria
These criteria will be applied through all aspects of the day including the written activity, practical activity, leadership activity, formal interview and how your present yourself on the day.
In addition judgements will be made on your Health and physical capacity to teach as outlined by the National College of Teaching and Leadership ITT criteria 2013 http://www.education.gov.uk/
Preparation for Interview
In order to prepare for the interview, all applicants for BEd Secondary Physical Education are asked to:
Professional Skills Tests
Entrants for Initial Teacher Education programmes need to be aware of Government regulations regarding mandatory skills tests in numeracy and literacy. The cut-off date for achieving these is 30th June.
Applicants should register at the following link as soon as you have applied for an ITT programme, http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/apply-for-teacher-training/skills-tests . Prior to being able to take a place on at ITT course applicants must successfully pass both Literacy and Numeracy Skills tests. We suggest that you take the time to familiarise yourself with the skills tests requirements, attempt practice tests and Register your tests at your local Test Centre.