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St Thomas More

Catholic School

How to Apply for Teacher Training

All of our teacher training places are co-ordinated through one of the alliance schools, St George's Roman Catholic School, Lanark Road, Maida Vale, W9 1RB.  They coordinate the initial application process and successful applicants will then be offer training placement at one of the schools in our network. 



All applications are via the UCAS website Select ‘Teacher Training’ as the course type and then you can search for available courses by searching for St George's Roman Catholic School as the training provider.  

UCAS offer some guidance on the teacher training application process, including short videos: 

The application is the first stage; we assess all of the applications we receive and invite selected candidates to interview.  The interview is with a representative of the teaching school alliance, a subject specialist and the course lead from our partner university.  If you haven’t already passed the QTS literacy and numeracy skills tests you will also be required to take a literacy and numeracy assessment as part of the interview process.

The following link gives more guidance to the application process


Entry Requirements

We are looking for people who are passionate about getting into teaching and working with young people.  Before applying we would expect you to have had some experience of working with young people (not necessarily in a paid capacity) and are committed to undertaking some experience of observations in schools before starting your training.

All applicants must have a minimum of grade C or 4 in GCSE English and Mathematics.

For primary applicants you must also have a minimum of grade C or 4 in GCSE Science.


As a trainee teacher on our programme, we expect candidates to:

• Hold an honours degree (preferable 2.1 or above)

• A good level of written and spoken English

• The capacity to be a valued member of a team

• Demonstrate an aptitude for teaching

• Have very high standards for the children and themselves

• Be committed to inclusion of all

• Have a genuine interest in educational thinking and debate

• Have the ability and willingness to continuously reflect, improve and learn from mistakes

• Have high levels of interpersonal and communication skills

• Have the ability to sustain optimism, energy and a positive outlook under pressure and challenges

• Have the capacity for hard work and a sense of humour

• Support the Catholic ethos of the alliance schools


An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) is required for entry to Initial Teacher Training.