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Recruitment Process


We are looking for candidates who are bursting with potential to train with us and go on to have a successful career in one of our schools! We aim for our application process to be a welcoming experience that gives you a taste of REAch Teach and our partner schools, whilst remaining rigorous and thorough. 


REAch Teach Trainee Criteria

Application Process




  • Contact with any questions about the programme. 
  • One of our local ITT leads will be in touch and help arrange school visits where needed to help you decide on the right training location for you. 





SHORTLISTING (around 1 week after application)


  1. We will be in touch to let you know we have received your application.
  2. If you have indicated a preferred school, we will liaise with them about your application. If you have not, we will look at the closest partner schools to you and get in touch with them to check availability of training places.
  3. We will check whether your application meets the entry requirements and assess it against our REAch Teach trainee criteria.
  4. If your application meets the relevant REAch Teach trainee criteria you will be invited to an online Stage 1 interview.
  5. You will be asked to send copies of photographic ID as well as your GCSE and degree certificates to 


STAGE 1 INTERVIEW (around 2-3 weeks after application)


  1. You will be interviewed online by a Local ITT lead or our Head of Early Career Teacher Development and a partner school representative. 
  2. You will be asked to prepare a presentation and respond to a series of scenarios and questions. You will also complete a maths-based and written task.
  3. Your Stage 1 interview will be assessed against our REAch Teach trainee criteria and successful applicants will be invited to Stage 2, held face to face. 


STAGE 2 INTERVIEW (around 3-4 weeks after application)


  1. The Stage 2 interview is designed to allow us to see you interact with pupils. This will take place in a local partner school.
  2. You will prepare and deliver a short teaching activity (maximum 20 minutes) with a group of no more than 6 pupils and engage in a post-teaching activity with the interview panel. You will be able to indicate a preferred age group. 
  3. The purpose of this activity is to see how  you would approach the task of teaching a group of pupils and to see how you engage with and respond to young children. 
  4. The REAch Teach trainee criteria are reviewed and if met, the interview panel agree the type of offer to be made and placement school.
  5. You will be asked to produce hard copies of your photographic ID, GCSE and degree qualifications at Stage 2. 




  We will call you to provide the outcome of Stage 2 and whether you have been successful in       the process. If you have been successful, we will discuss placement schools with you when       making an offer. If you have not been successful we will provide feedback. 




  1. We will update DfE Apply with either a conditional or unconditional offer. Unconditional offers will only be made when you have met all entry requirements and original paperwork has been checked by one of our team. 
  2. You will receive a letter confirming your offer and outlining any conditions. We will ask you to confirm whether you plan to accept the offer.
  3. If you wish to accept the offer you will also need to accept via the DfE Apply system. 
  4. We will notify your preferred placement school about your response to the offer. 
  5. We will send your interview outcome to the University of Derby who will begin the enrolment process with you. 




  1. We will help facilitate pre-programme school visits to your placement schools where feasible. 
  2. You will be sent a Welcome Pack sent by  our ITT admin which will include REAch Teach programme information and pre-programme tasks.
  3. You will be added to an online Team and able to access videos and resources.
  4. You will attend a remote Summer term induction to meet fellow trainees across our national network of partner schools. 
  5. You will be connected to your mentors at your placement school so you can start getting to know key information. 
  6. You may also be invited to attend local induction activities with other local trainees or at  your placement school.