Application Enquiries

How to apply or make further enquiries

We would like to hear directly from you if you are interested in our programme or if you have any further questions. You can email Mrs Jill Hodgson (Teaching School Support Officer) j.hodgson@bridgewaterhigh.com for further details on the programme and we can arrange an informal conversation about the course, what you are looking for in a teacher training programme how we can meet your needs.

We can arrange a face to face meeting and a tour of the school (or video call) to give you as much information as possible then you can decide if this programme is the best option for you. We like to invite prospective applicants to come in and see our school and meet the people you would be working with and can also give help and advice on the application process.

Please get in touch to arrange a conversation.

The application process.

Applications to our ITT programme are through Apply https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-teacher-training  and applications open on 12th October 2021.  The government website Get Into Teaching www.getintoteaching.education.gov.uk. Can help you with the application process. Some subjects do fill up so please get your application in early.

The application form

The application will ask you to submit a personal statement and provide 2 references to support your wish to train as a teacher. The personal statement should explain why you want to become a Secondary School teacher and explain your passion for the subject you wish to teach. If you have any experience working with young people of any age, please do not forget to include it here and what this experience has taught you.

Your first reference should be an academic one (if you are applying shortly after leaving University) and your second can be from either an employer or from someone who has known you for a number of years who can support your suitability to be a teacher (but not a relative). If you are not still in contact with your University tutor then employer and colleague references can be used. An application cannot be submitted until the references are attached so it is good to inform your references that you are applying, then they can be ready  for the reference request.