Our usual interview process for 2020-21 is outlined below – we are currently reviewing this for 2021-22 applicants in light of school visitor restrictions related to Covid-19.
Recruitment to the NMAPS programme is a half-day process, which will take place in your local Hub area.
You will be expected to:
- Deliver a short lesson activity to establish your ability to engage and communicate with young people
- Complete two short assessments to establish your subject knowledge and written communication skills
- Undergo a formal interview to determine your aptitude and motivation for teaching. The interview will include a short subject knowledge conversation.
At the end of the selection process, the panel will decide on your suitability for training. We will contact you with the outcome the next day. Successful candidates will be made an offer which will normally include details of their main school placement.
If you are successful, your offer will be conditional on you meeting the eligibility criteria. This includes verification of your qualifications, a range of relevant safeguarding related checks including a criminal record check (DBS), and an occupational health assessment. Further conditions may be discussed with you at interview.
The National Mathematics and Physics SCITT (NMAPS) is committed to equal opportunities and is able to support trainees with additional needs. We will work with trainees to arrange a suitable placement school that can accommodate their needs.