The Future Teaching Scholars programme is now in its fifth year, with our very first Scholars more than half way through 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.
All of our Cohort 1 Scholars secured employment and started ITT in September 2019, and our Cohort 2 Scholars have been busy seeking job opportunities for September 2020.
To date, we have seen 84 invitations to interviews for our Cohort 2 Scholars and 45 successful job offers! Scholars have also been interviewed for positions alongside qualified teachers and successfully secured the role, which reflects the quality of Scholars’ interview techniques and preparation.
We’ve received excellent feedback from head teachers, who are impressed with their experience, expertise and professionalism. Chris Ellison, Deputy Headteacher at Kennet School offered a role to a Cohort 1 scholar, telling us:
“We were really impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment of the applicant we recruited through the FTT programme. It is clear that the programme is an excellent way to find and nurture talent. The guidance we received from the FTS programme throughout the recruitment programme was prompt and helpful and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”
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 at Stockport School:
“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 have undoubtedly gave me a huge advantage over people that are at the same stage and looking for jobs!”
We are looking for more schools that have appropriate vacancies for scholars to complete their Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in 2020, as well as 2021. 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.