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Applications and Entry Criteria

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Applications and entry criteria

If you are interested in the Pennine Teaching Alliance School Direct programme for training during the academic year 2019-2020, you should:

  • Check that you meet the University of Manchester requirements for your chosen subject and phase.
  • If you wish to visit one of our schools to discuss the course or your application further or to arrange a school experience visit then please contact Ann Holmes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01282 865200



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Applicants should:

  • Be qualified to degree level, at 2:2 or above (or in their final year of University with a 2:2 or above as a predicted grade).
  • For Secondary your degree should be relevant to the subject you want to teach. We also consider related A-Level qualifications where your degree is not directly related for our Maths and Physics courses.
  • Minimum grade C or 4 at GCSE (or equivalent) in English language and mathematics. 

Pennine Teaching Alliance are looking for candidates who:

  • Are passionate about making a difference to the lives and development of our young people
  • Have a positive outlook
  • Are independent, resilient and adaptable
  • Have good interpersonal skills
  • Are friendly and approachable, with the ability to engage young people
  • Are enthusiastic about their subject(s) and are continuing to develop their subject knowledge
  • Are creative and imaginative
  • Have good organisational skills and excellent time management skills
  • Are reflective and strive to improve their own practice
  • Have high standards of spoken and written English
  • Demonstrate a professional attitude
  • Have made a considered and informed decision to train to teach


Key Contacts:

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