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Tidal TSA

How to apply

Candidates will be able to view teacher training programmes via UCAS from 6 October 2020, with applications being accepted from 13 October 2020.


Applications for Initial teacher training places are all completed through UCAS.

Simply go to the UCAS website and search for Tidal Teaching School Alliance to find all of our programmes and to apply.

The best way to find out more about what we are looking for in applications and to ask questions about the process is to come along to one of our Get into Teaching Days.

The applications window for Teacher Training open in October and each programme will remain open until places are filled. Primary teaching programmes fill up quickly, so please apply early if at all possible.


Are you eligible?

To be eligible for Tidal Teaching School’s School Direct programme you will need the following:


  • GCSE or equivalent in mathematics, English and Science (Grade C or above);
  • A honours degree awarded by a UK university, 2:2 or above;
  • School based experience at primary level.

A declaration regarding any criminal convictions and clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) must be completed to ensure suitability for working with children and young people.


What qualities are we looking for?

Tidal will  looking for a wide range of qualities which would make you a good teacher. Here are some of them:

  • Passion– show you care about teaching.
  • Confident with and respectful towards children.
  • Professionalism– in both your mindset and the way you conduct yourself.
  • Personality– this can easily be reflected in how you present yourself, so dress smartly!
  • Energy– enthusiasm is infectious!
  • Resilience– being a teacher can be tough, so you’ll need to show you’re up to the task.
  • Understanding of the commitments for teaching– even the most prepared interviewees can be nervous about some things. It’ll be ok as long as you demonstrate how you can overcome these in order to succeed.


What skills are Tidal looking for?

At your interview, we will be looking for evidence of relevant skills a teacher must possess, including:

  • good reflective abilities
  • ability to scale information to present to a range of audiences
  • literacy and numeracy– being articulate and using standard English
  • subject knowledge across a range of primary subjects within both key stages