18 February 2019
Future Teaching Scholars impress heads as cohort one attend first interviews...
The Future Teaching Scholars programme is now in its fourth year, with our very first scholars now applying for teaching roles in schools whilst they complete their Initial Teacher Training (ITT).
In the first three years of the programme our scholars study a maths or physics degree at university whilst gaining teaching experience. They spend time in schools and have many classroom experiences including teaching, team teaching, lesson study and have spent time learning about creating the conditions for high quality learning to take place. This structured programme of learning is delivered by outstanding Teaching Schools, and prepares them to teach.
We are pleased to announce that 7 of our scholars have already secured employment for September 2019. We've received excellent feedback from head teachers, who are impressed with their experience, expertise and professionalism. Mark McKelvie, Principal at Pudsey Grangefield School has offered roles to two scholars, telling us:
"I have been concerned about the lack of maths and science graduates entering the profession for a number of years. I believe that the Future Teaching Scholars programme is a commendable and proactive programme to attract high quality candidates into the teaching profession. We are pleased to be one of the first schools in the country to employ Future Teaching Scholars and we are looking forward to welcoming them in September."
Applying for jobs and attending interviews can be a daunting experience, but our scholars benefit from one to one support making the process as painless as possible. Our scholar Joe, was pleased to be offered a teaching role last week, and was snapped up by the first school he interviewed with:
“Future Teaching Scholars have been incredibly helpful in my application process, from helping to make my CV as good as possible to helping me with sections of the application form. The experience I’ve gained over the last 3 years has undoubtedly given me a huge advantage over people that are at the same stage and looking for jobs. I can’t wait to get started in September!”
We are looking for more schools that have appropriate vacancies for scholars to complete their Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in 2019. If you think that your learners deserve to be taught by passionate subject specialists who have three years experience and are committed to effective teaching and learning, then please get in touch.
Are you an A-level student, plannning on studying a maths or physics degree at univeristy starting in Autumn 2019? Apply to be a Future Teaching Scholar now.