We believe firmly that working hand in hand with our partnership is key to attracting the best quality candidates to the teaching profession, and retaining them.

We value schools’ input at various levels of the process, from talking to potential applicants during our information sessions to their involvement in the interview process.

The quality of trainee teachers starting the Secondary PGCE course is reliant on the quality of our recruitment processes. Partnership colleagues play a significant role by participating in our interviews, so we benefit from schools’ perspectives on the suitability of our candidates.

Interviews happen throughout the year from October through to July, and the expected commitment is very much in your hands, depending on your availability. Interview sessions last approximately half a day.

If you are an experienced teacher and/or mentor/Professional Tutor from the Partnership, or have recently mentored UEA trainee teachers, we would love to invite you to support our interview process. In doing so, you will receive some free training as well as access to the UEA library. Get in touch with the subject tutor!