There will be a brief informal discussion focused on the book task as well as a formal interview. You will be asked the following questions during your interview:
- Why do you want to pursue the Primary Postgraduate Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course?
- How have children benefited from your input?
- As a trainee teacher, how will you work with others, including children, who have different values and beliefs from you?
- What would you do if your authority was challenged in the classroom?
- What do you think are the challenges of being a teacher?
- What do you think successful learning looks like, and what do you think a good teacher does to enable this?
- How will you cope with the challenges of the course and profession?
- Pathway-specific questions, including your knowledge and experience of working in early or special settings, your knowledge of the curriculum in these settings, and what inclusion means to you.
You will also be asked about safeguarding and child protection, and we recommend that you read the summary of Keeping Children Safe in Education to prepare for this. The full guidance is available in an alternative format, Vimeo.
You will be able to ask questions at the end of your interview.
Who will interview me?
You will be interviewed by one of the programme tutors from the Institute of Education and another interviewer. The second interviewer may be a colleague from one of our partner schools.
Please note that we will share relevant background information from your application form with our partner school colleague, but this will not include any sensitive data that you provided as part of your application.
If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the Admissions Support team.
We are looking forward to meeting you at your interview. In the meantime, if you have any questions or require any assistance in your interview, please contact the Admissions Support team.
We are fully committed to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in our admissions and interview processes. If you would like to request any specific requirements or adjustments around accessibility for your interview, please contact the Admissions Support team.
Please rest assured that requesting reasonable adjustments or having special requirements will not affect the outcome of the interview or our decision on whether you are offered a place on the course.