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.

Covid permitting, 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 programme are though UCAS and applications open in early October 2020 for courses starting in September 2021. The UCAS website guides you though the process www.ucas.com/postgraduate/teacher-training/how-apply

as does the government website Get Into Teaching www.getintoteaching.education.gov.uk. Some subjects do fill up so please get your application in early.

A new system for applications is also being piloted this year called Apply – we are not part of the pilot and our course is available on UCAS.

The UCAS application form

Your UCAs 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 submitting an application, then they can look out for the request from UCAS.