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How to apply for a place on a WCPSD course

Please apply via the UCAS website

 

Search for WCPSD or St Patrick's Catholic Primary School (our Lead school), or the codes course code  WCPSD provider code 2A4  Primary course (Age 5-11) 2XT7   EYFS course (Age 3-7) AP55.

 

Your application should demonstrate that you possess:

The skills to support the Catholic ethos of our schools and the education of the children

  • A desire to teach and work with children
  • Effective communication skills
  • A commitment to work hard on the course
  • Determination to succeed
  • A readiness to listen and share
  • A flexible approach to learning and teaching

 


How We Select Our Trainees

Interview process

If we invite you for interview and assessment, it will involve a formal interview, an interactive session with a group of pupils and skills tests ( maths, SPAG and writing).


The interview will be conducted by a panel of headteachers and possibly a University colleague. We will explore your motivations for wanting to teach and your understanding of what the career involves.


We want to see how you interact with children so we will ask you to work with a small group of pupils on a provided task. You will be given information regarding the selected task with your interview offer.


The WCPSD skills tests are for our use only and illustrate any training needs. You will be tested on SPAG, Writing and Maths. 


Our interview and assessment process is rigorous but fair. It provides quality candidates with the opportunity to demonstrate the range of skills and attributes which are essential to succeed on our programme.

 

Covid Safe Interview Process

Formal Interview

The interview will be a virtual interview carried out via teams. Upon invite to interview you will receive a link to the meeting. 

 

The interview will be conducted by a panel of headteachers/assistant headteachers and possibly a University colleague. We will explore your motivations for wanting to teach and your understanding of what the career involves.

 

Task working with children

We will ask you to plan and prepare a short 10-15 minute lesson in which you choose a short story book to read to the children,  prepare a set of questions you will ask the children  to explore the story and their understanding of it. This will be done virtually via teams. 


If you require any further information about our programme before applying, please contact our office.

 


Email: enquiries@wcpsd.uk

Tel: 01942 244361
 

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