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Priestmead Primary School & Nursery

Moving Onwards and Upwards Together

School Direct

UCAS IS NOW OPEN! Train to teach with Priestmead & the Harrow Teaching School Alliance! START YOUR CAREER IN HARROW!
Round Application closing date (12pm) Informal Interview & Document Check FORMAL Interview & School Location CONDITIONAL Decision made & candidate informed



Monday 14th November Friday 18th November 2016 Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th November 2016 at Priestmead Primary Friday 2nd December 2016



Monday 12th December 2016 Friday 6th January 2017 Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th January 2017 at Cannon Lane Primary Friday 20th January 2017
3 Monday 23rd January 2017 Friday 27th January 2017 Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th February 2017 at Stag Lane Friday 10th February 2017
4 Monday 20th February 2017 Friday 24th February 2017 Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th March 2017 at Vaughan Primary Friday 10th March 2017
5 TBC      
6 TBC      

If shortlisted for informal interview, you must have the following documents available:

  • Original GCSE Mathematics, English(Language only, not Literature) and Science (or NARIC recognition of equivalencies at A*-C grade)
  • Original A-Level certificates (or NARIC recognition of equivalencies)
  • Original UK Degree no lower than 2:2 (or NARIC recognition of equivalencies at 1st, 2:1 or 2:2) - we do not currently over sponsorship visas for initial teacher training
  • Current Photo ID (UK Passport or overseas passport with British Citizenship/Visa documentation and original birth certificate – note a student visa is not acceptable)
  • Skills Tests confirmation or evidence of when you are planning to take the tests.  Below is specific information on skills tests from NCTL:

It’s important that candidates are equipped with the right information before booking, and bring with them the right documents when attending the skills test centres. Any candidates that do not follow the below process will be turned away, and may lose their first free attempt at taking the skills tests.

Booking the skills tests:

Candidates can book their skills tests once they have submitted their application through UCAS Teacher Training. They can book in advance of this as long as an application is submitted before they attend the test centre. 

What they need to bring:

Two forms of identification – a primary ID such as a passport, and a secondary ID this can be for example a debit card. More information can be found on the STA website.  (links to http://sta.education.gov.uk)  

They’ll also need to bring proof of their teacher training application. The evidence that will be accepted are:

·       a welcome email from UCAS Teacher Training

·       correspondence from your school or university

·       a copy of a completed UCAS Teacher Training application form

·       confirmation of, or an invitation to, an interview from your school or university

For more information please visit: http://sta.education.gov.uk

  • National Insurance Number
  • Other documents if required such as agreed work experience before July 2017, a disability, a change of name
  • DBS Number if you have one
  • 1 x Recent PASSPORT PHOTO

We are able to offer two routes through different Initial Teacher Training (ITT) providers:


MIDDLESEX: SALARIED Postgraduate Route to achieve QTS  with a PG Cert  (course code 2PZJ )

The SALARIED route means your fees are paid and you earn an income whilst training.  

MIDDLESEX: UNSALARIED Postgraduate Route to achieve QTS   (course code 2W8Z)

The UNSALARIED (tuition fees are paid by you but possibly with a BURSARY to help you) route is like doing the PGCE but spending 4 days a week in school rather than university! 

The UCAS application window is NOW OPEN

You will be able to find our School Direct courses by searching:

Priestmead & Harrow Teaching School Alliance  (Provider Code 27Z)

We are looking to recruit 22 SALARIED places and 18 UNSALARIED places. APPLY NOW!

How do you apply?

You need to register with UCAS once the application window opens (date to be confirmed)

Watch this clip regarding the application process:

IF YOU HAVE ANY GENERAL QUERIES, EMAIL  SD@priestmead.harrow.sch.uk

For our School Direct teachers starting with us in the 2017/18, you can download an application form here: Teaching Staff Application Form


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