Register your interest and how to apply
Register your Interest
Pre-application research and Information Events
We are always happy to help and answer any questions you may have. We know how important this decision is for you and will support you in making the right choice. We encourage you to register and attend one of our Information Events by completing the above form.
This year, the Information Events will take place on the following dates:
- Thursday 13 February 2020
- Monday 30 March 2020
- Thursday 30 April 2020
- Tuesday 19 May 2020
- Thursday 18 June 2020
The sessions last approximately one hour and start at either 4.30pm or 5.30pm. They will be held at Dixons City Academy, Ripley Street, Bradford, BD5 7RR.
You can also find out more information about School Direct options here.
How to apply
The application process is via UCAS, as all Teacher Training places are, and to apply you need to follow their process.
- Go to the www.ucas.com website and click on Teacher Training
- Click on Train to Teach in England
- Click on Find Postgraduate Teacher Training or click on this link to go straight to the course search page
- Search for Dixons Multi-Academy Trust and you will find us.
Your application will be assessed by the recruitment team and a subject specialist e.g. Head of Department.
We are looking for excellent graduates who are committed to making a difference for the young people of Bradford and Leeds. You should be able to work well in a team of highly professional staff in our successful and aspirational academies.
You must have:
• A strong belief in the potential of every child, regardless of their background
• Strong academic qualifications:
o 2:2 or above in a degree linked to the subject you want to teach
o Good A Levels linked to the subject you want to teach
o Strong GCSEs including Grade C/4 or above in English and Maths
o For Primary, a Science GCSE Grade C/4 or above
• A passion for teaching and a love of your subject
• The ability to reflect on feedback and act on it to improve
• Resilience and determination, enabling you to make a difference for the young people you will teach
If you pass the shortlisting process, you will be invited for interview.
If shortlisted, you will be asked to:
- Teach a 20 minute ‘lesson’ to 6-10 Key Stage 3 students
- Undertake a subject knowledge test (the assessments are designed to initially assess your subject knowledge and your written communication)
- Deliver a short presentation on a given topic as part of your formal interview.
- You will also have a tour of the school and the opportunity to talk to students from Dixons City Academy.
- You will also need to bring in all of your academic certificates.
If successful, you will be given a conditional offer, where the conditions will be clearly articulated to you in your letter.
Some of the key conditions will be that you:
- Have DBS Clearance
- Have your qualifications checked
- Have confirmed you have the health and physical capacity to start training
- Have strong literacy and numeracy skills. Please note that from October 2019, you will no longer need to take the National Skill Tests. Trainees will be benchmarked against a defined set of skills they will be expected to have by the end of their initial teacher training so that prospective teachers meet the high standards of literacy and numeracy required to be a teacher
Subject knowledge enhancement
Some applicants may require or would benefit from a Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course (SKE), which is available in all shortage subjects. We strongly recommend this as a way of ensuring that you are well equipped and confident to train. Many SKE courses are subsidised nationally. They vary in length and models of learning and include online courses.
Find more information about SKE courses here.
A directory of available courses can be found here.
Dixons is committed to finding the very best trainee teachers and so we continue interviewing until we have found them. We will publicise on our website when we have filled all our subject places or when there are no longer places to offer nationally. This is also communicated through UCAS.