Andrea Parfett
Dilkes Academy 01708 852128

We are looking for inspirational teachers and the school leaders of the future. We want the most ambitious trainees who will embrace all the opportunities we offer and begin their route to become an outstanding teacher.

Criteria for acceptance on the programme:

· GCSE in English, mathematics and science at a minimum of Level 5/ C or equivalent.  (Please ask for advice if you have an equivalent qualification) 

·  A levels for Salaried and Non-Salaried (PGCE) applicants are not essential but would strengthen an application. 

· Degree at 1st, 2.1 or a 2.2 dependent on experience. Please ensure that your degree is a full honours at a 2.2 or above.  We only accept 3rd class degrees if they are superseded by a higher qualification such as a masters in education or a substantial amount of classroom experience.  Please ensure that your degree has a research element and that it is not an ordinary degree as our accrediting body, the Institute of Education will  not accept this type of degree. 

We recommend that you gain experience in a classroom prior to interview. 

School Direct (Salaried) is an employment-based route into teaching for graduates with previous work experience.  Three years' work experience in any field is desirable.

We have a School's Experience Programme running at Dilkes Academy in order to allow prospective candidates to gain the experience they need in order to apply.  For more information contact Andrea Parfett at Dilkes Academy or click on the link below.

Applicants whose first language is a language other than English may be required to produce evidence of their English language proficiency.

The offer of a training place is subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure and a commitment to safeguarding the welfare of children.

You must successfully complete the skills tests before you can be accepted onto the programme.

Applicants for the salaried route may be offered a place on the non-salaried programme if the interviewing panel feels that they do not have the required experience to be paid to train.