What are we looking for? Person Specification

Person Specification

Note: Items marked (E) are essential while those marked (D) are desirable.
(Please note that these are our shortlisting criteria)


First Degree of a United Kingdom Higher education institution or equivalent, passed at 2.2 or above (E). The provider may consider candidates with a 3rd class degree.
English, Maths and Science GCSE grade 4 or above or the equivalent (E)
If your qualifications were awarded abroad, you must submit proof of equivalency from NARIC with your application.


An understanding of the role of a teacher (D)
An awareness of the National Curriculum (D)

Personal Qualities

Ability to work on own initiative and manage own work load (E)
Ability to combine work and study (E)
Ability to work co-operatively and effectively with colleagues (E)
Ability to build relationships with children that promote learning (E)
Clear and accurate verbal and written communication skills (E)
An interest in and enjoyment of working with children (E)
Ability to reflect on own practice and learning and listen to advice (E)
Determination to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (E)
Positive attitudes towards children and young people (E)
An understanding of children’s needs (E)
An understanding of the professional boundaries related to child protection procedures (E)


Interests that would enhance children’s learning experience (D)
Willingness to implement and promote equal opportunities policies (E)
Ability to maintain the physical fitness to undertake the role (E)
Satisfactory criminal record (DBS) check (E)

2Schools Consortium is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applicants from groups under-represented in primary schools, for example, men, those from ethnic minority groups and those with disabilities.

If you would like to find out more or have questions that are not answered, please contact us by post, phone, fax or email.

Everyone at 2Schools Consortium is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment and all staff and volunteers are expected to adhere to these.