A Teacher Training application isn’t a five-minute task, it can take a time and effort to do it justice and it really needs to demonstrate your passion for teaching and the reasons that led you to your decision to apply.  There are no right reasons, everyone has different motivations, whether that be a teacher they had at school, a desire to inspire the next generation or just a total love for your subject or learning in general and wanting to share it. 

As part of your application, you will be asked to write 600 words on why you want to teach, plus 400 words on why you are suited to teach your subjects or age group.  These sections are your opportunity to get over your passion, personal interests, work, life and voluntary experiences that contribute towards your decision, plus what qualities you have that will help you be an outstanding teacher.  Treat this like a job application and promote yourself, read your application before submitting, ask someone else to read it – does it make sense, are there any spelling or grammar mistakes, does it include everything you want to say?  

You’ll also need to provide two references, these need to endorse and support your statements and rubber stamp your suitability to being a teacher. Pick these carefully to make sure they add value to your application and showcase your skills and abilities. 

Ultimately, keep in mind that smaller providers aren’t just looking for trainees, they are looking for talent and no doubt like Endeavour Learning SCITT, will not only be looking for great teachers we want to employ at the end of the course but also the teachers of the future that can progress and be the leaders of the future.  

We wish you the best of luck with your application, it is an exciting and rewarding journey you are about to start, every journey begins with a single step! 

More guidance is available here: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/steps-to-become-a-teacher