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Applying to St Polycarp's: Your Next Step Towards a Teaching Career

We're delighted you've chosen to apply to our teacher training programme. Follow these steps to begin your journey with us:

  1. Apply through the DfE Get Into Teaching site: DfE Get Into Teaching 
  2. Find us by searching for 'Farnham' or using our provider code: 2EG
  3. Fast Track Option For early applications, use our Fast Track Application Form: [Insert link here FAST TRACK APPLICATION FORM)
Important Dates:
  • Applications for 2024-25 go live in October 2024
  • Open for submission in October 2024
  • Fast track applications available now
Application Support:
Interview Process: Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview comprising:
  • Discuss a short teaching activity
  • Individual interview
  • Written task

Successful candidates will receive a conditional offer via the DfE Get Into Teaching site.

International Qualifications: If you have qualifications from outside the UK, contact UK ENIC to check their suitability for this course.

We're here to support you every step of the way. Whether you have questions about different routes into teaching or need guidance on your application, don't hesitate to ask.

If you have qualifications from outside of the UK and would like to check their suitability for this course contact UK ENIC.

We look forward to receiving your application and potentially welcoming you to our teaching community at St Polycarp's.

Start your application today and take the first step towards an exciting career in education!

Supporting our early career teachers (ECTs)

We are thrilled to announce that St. Polycarp’s has been appointed by the Xavier Teaching School Hub as an ECF Lead school for the Early Career Framework (ECF) programme, offered in partnership with Teach First. Since September 2021, all newly-qualified teachers are required to undertake a two-year induction period. During this time, they have access to extensive, high-quality training specifically designed to enhance their knowledge and skills. As an ECF Lead school, our exemplary practitioners collaborate with Early Career Teachers (ECTs) and their mentors from diverse educational settings.

At St. Polycarp’s and the Xavier Teaching School Hub, we share a fundamental belief: every child in our community deserves the best possible education to maximise their life chances. We recognise that the quality of an education system cannot surpass the quality of its teachers. Therefore, we are committed to providing evidence-based teacher development opportunities. Our goal is to challenge, inspire, and nurture the talents and skills of teachers at all career stages, empowering them to become outstanding practitioners and leaders. Through our collective efforts, we ensure that every child receives the education they need and truly deserve.

If you are interested in registering your ECT with the Xavier ECF Programme please click on this link: Xavier Teaching School Hub - Register your ECT here (24/25) (