Personal Characteristics

To successfully complete your teacher training you will need: 

  • to be flexible, motivated and be resilient. 
  • to have high standards of personal and professional conduct.
  • to maintain high standards in ethics and behaviour, both within and outside school.
  • to uphold public trust in the teaching profession.
  • to carry out tasks punctually in a regular and consistent manner.
  • to have enthusiasm for working with children and young people, treating them with dignity, being able to build relationships rooted in mutual respect, whilst at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to your professional position.
  • a commitment to safeguarding and a duty of care for all children in the school.
  • to successfully meet the requirements of the Teaching Standards 2011.
  • to be tolerant and respectful of others' actions and beliefs, upholding fundamental British values, such as democracy, the rule of the law, individual liberty and mutual respect.
  • to be able to cope with stressful situations and thrive in a challenging environment.
  • to manage your time effectively to meet practical and academic requirements of the course.

Health and Physical Capacity

You will have the health and physical capacity to teach without constituting a risk to the health, safety or well-being of pupils. This includes: 

  • communicating effectively with pupils, their families/guardians and colleagues 
  • having sound judgement and insight 
  • remaining vigilant and attentive at all times when supervising, assisting and supporting pupils
  • responding to pupils' needs in a timely and effective manner 
  • managing different classes / groups of pupils 
  • planning and prepare lessons and learning sequences for pupils 
  • delivering lessons and learning sequences 
  • assessing pupils' development, progress and attainment
  • reporting on pupils' development, progress and attainment

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