Carmel College, The Headlands, Darlington DL3 8RP
01325 523474


Application Process

General information

Candidates must be able to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written English. This will be assessed by the Department for Education Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy.


Entrants must hold a degree from a United Kingdom university (or Higher education Institution), or a degree from the CNAA, or a recognised equivalent qualification. For entrants with a degree from overseas please contact NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) on 08709904088 to obtain written confirmation of equivalency.


All entrants must have attained a minimum grade C in GCSE English and Maths (Level 4 or above), and if entrants are applying for Primary phase then entrants must also have GCSE grade C in Science (Level 4 or above).

School Experience

School Experience is not essential but if desired, this can be arranged by contacting a member of the team on or call 01325 523460.

Personal Attributes

We are looking for enthusiastic applicants with very good communication skills, the determination to succeed, a commitment to working hard and the ability to work with others.
Successful applicants are confident and passionate about teaching and are also able to contribute to the wider school ethos and community. Training to teach is both challenging and rewarding. Developing excellent interpersonal skills will enable trainees to effectively support the learning of groups of young people from diverse backgrounds.We are looking for people who strive and who are committed to their own professional development; people who are proactive and independent but also team players willing to listen and act upon advice.

Personal, Intellectual and Presentation Qualities

* Sensitivity to the needs of pupils and colleagues.
* A Positive attitude to working as a member of a team.
* A positive and optimistic perception of pupil’s potential.
* Rigour in assessing the role of a teacher.
* Ability to reflect and evaluate on what has been observed and read.
* A dress code appropriate for purpose.
* A desire to make good first impressions on a range of professionals.