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Deep Learning Teaching School Alliance

How to Apply

Our recruitment is now underway for our 2020-21 School Direct Programme via UCAS. We are delighted to be able to offer Early Years training as well as a Primary (KS1 & 2) programme.

Apply for School Direct through UCAS

Please click on the following link to apply for our School Direct Teacher Training Programme Click on the Teacher Training tab and search for: Ignite TSA 22A, Course code 2HB8.


How We Select Our Trainees

Admissions process
UCAS ITT forms are screened to select applicants for interview. Strategic Partners and the Lead Schools of Deep Learning TSA and Ignite TSA will consider how much recent experience applicants have had in Primary schools, academic qualifications including predictions, personal qualities and suitability for teaching, and additional interests and experiences. We will also contact referees provided by applicants. It is highly desirable that one referee is a Headteacher, or senior teacher of a school where you have gained experience. Selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

Interview process
The interview process consists of formal questions, where you will asked to share your experiences of working with children and demonstrate your understanding of Primary Education and the role of a teacher. You will also be expected to show your ability to work effectively with children. This will involve a task where you will be observed working with children, for example, sharing a book of your choice with a particular year group or working on a task with representatives of the school council. The process will also consist of an English and Maths task. All details of the process will be fully explained before you attend your interview.


For more information regarding Deep Learning/Ignite TSA’s Teacher Training programme, please contact or 0151 677 6262 (option 1)