Selection Process 2017/18

Recruitment for all ITT training places with the Leicestershire Secondary SCITT opens on 28 October; all applications should be made through UCAS Teacher Training “Apply System” on the website at:

The Provider I.D. for Rushey Mead School Direct is 1MW 
The Provider I.D. for Leicestershire Secondary SCITT is L33

Applicants need to provide details of two referees; UCAS Teacher Training obtains each reference as part of the application process.
Once your application has been received and processed by UCAS, it will be made available together with your references, on the secure web-link for training providers to consider. The SCITT Programme Manager will review your application together with a member of the LeTS ITT team and/or the Lead Subject Tutor.  It will be then decided whether to:

  1. Offer you an interview, whereby you will be invited by post to attend a day of selection activities at Rushey Mead school or an alternative school in the partnership. The interview date will be entered onto your UCAS Tracker.
  2. Reject you, whereby you will be notified by post that your application has not been successful and your UCAS Tracker will be updated accordingly.

The first round of interviews will take place in December or early January and will follow the format outlined below (depending on the number of candidates on the day) -

Welcome & Introduction by the
Leicestershire Secondary SCITT Programme Manager

Facilitated group problem solving activity

Subject Based  Written Task

Pupil Interaction/Interview task


Panel Interview

Please note that candidates will be informed by post whether they have been successful in gaining a place on the Leicestershire Secondary SCITT and candidates will have 10 working days to accept or decline our conditional offer.

ALL offers are subject to a satisfactory DBS check as well as a successful occupational health fitness to teach test.

In line with UCAS terms, we will adhere to the 40 working day decision period. We will contact candiates, conduct interviews and confirm our decisions within 40 days from the date we received your application.

What are we looking for?

At interview you will see that we will be asking applicants to perform a variety of different activities.

These have been designed to enable applicants to demonstrate their numeracy and literacy skills, their subject knowledge, their communication skills both written and spoken and their effectiveness when working with young people.

It is also hoped that applicants will demonstrate an ability to work as an effective team member with a real commitment to the teaching profession.