Our main selection criteria include:
1: The ability to communicate effectively in spoken English
2: The ability to communicate effectively and accurately in written English
3: Evidence of subject knowledge and any other particular requirements of the field of study
4: Enthusiasm and interest in the particular field of study
5: Intellectual qualities and the ability to reflect creatively and critically
6: Positive attitude to, and involvement with, young people including an understanding of the importance of establishing respectful, supportive and constructive relationships
7: High expectations of young people and a commitment to their achievement
8: Sense of the scope of a teacher’s professional skills and responsibilities
9: Ability to cope well in highly pressurised and demanding contexts
10: Commitment to collaboration and co-operative working with colleagues
11: Commitment to teaching and the School Direct programme
12: Positive attitude to equal opportunities and towards education in and for a plural society.
The recruitment process is a rigorous and thorough process, designed to get the best match of applicant to the places available.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview at one of the Teach Maidenhead schools. A representative from the University of Reading may also attend for part of the process. During this process, applicants will undertake a range of activities to judge their suitability for a career in teaching. These may include:
a) An introduction to Teach Maidenhead training courses
b) A tour of the school and opportunity to meet key staff
c) At least one written activity
d) A group activity or student panel, where appropriate
e) A formal interview with a Senior Leadership Team member and possibly a representative from Reading University.