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All Trainee Teachers must hold:


  • a standard equivalent to a grade C or grade 4 in the GCSE examinations in English (English Language), mathematics and science (for Primary phase applicants)

  • an (Hons) degree from a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification

  • NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom) ‘Statement of Comparability’ if qualifications are not from a British awarding body

  • two academic/professional references (as per UCAS)


Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. All Trainee Teachers must also complete the Health and physical capacity to teach documentation, (Hampshire Education Authority checks), before being offered a place on the programme.

Fundamental English and mathematics proficiencies

For those applying for an Initial Teacher Training place for September 2020 or thereafter, the skills tests will no longer be required. Instead, providers will be required to assure trainee teachers have the fundamental English and mathematics proficiencies that all teachers need.

ITT providers will have to assure that trainees have these skills either during the selection process, or later during the training programme. It will be the responsibility of the trainee to secure these fundamental skills and the responsibility of the provider to assure that they have these skills prior to the award of Qualified Teacher Status.

Anyone applying to Fareham and Gosport Primary SCITT for September 2020 and beyond will be expected to demonstrate they have the fundamental English and mathematics proficiencies required for Initial Teacher Training. Some of the proficiencies will be identified through the application and interview process and some through the successful completion of the training programme. The mathematical proficiencies will be assured through an online development programme which applicants will be asked to complete prior to the start of the programme if successful in being offered a place.

Those considering applications into Initial Teacher Training should familiarise themselves with the fundamental English and mathematical proficiencies below.

All teachers are expected to be competent in Fundamental English and mathematics. By the end of ITT all trainees must be able to demonstrate competence in the following areas:

Speaking, listening and communicating are fundamental to a teacher’s role. Teachers should use standard English grammar, clear pronunciation and vocabulary relevant to the situation to convey instructions, questions, information, concepts and ideas with clarity. Teachers should read fluently and with good understanding.

Writing by teachers will be seen by colleagues, pupils and parents and, as such, it is important that a teacher’s writing reflects the high standards of accuracy their professional role demands. They should write clearly, accurately, legibly and coherently using correct spelling and punctuation.

Teachers should use data and graphs to interpret information, identify patterns and trends and draw appropriate conclusions. They need to interpret pupil data and understand statistics and graphs in the news, academic reports and relevant papers.

Teachers should be able to complete mathematical calculations fluently with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages. They should be able to solve mathematical problems using a variety of methods and approaches including: estimating and rounding, sense checking answers, breaking down problems into simpler steps and explaining and justifying answers using appropriate language.

Safer Recruitment

Fareham & Gosport Primary SCITT are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.