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Government launches £12m tender for early career framework training

Five education providers are to split £12 million to support new teachers with training and development as part of the government’s early career framework. A tender has gone out to find suitable providers that can give teachers enhanced support as they prepare for life in the classroom. The move is part of the government’s recruitment and retention strategy, first unveiled in January, and is set to transform teacher training processes. Around £130 million has so far been pledged to the early career framework, which focuses on training programmes, mentoring, and creating free training resources. It also enables schools to reduce the timetabled hours for new teaching staff, giving them more time for training and development as a result. The tender, launched by the Department for Education, is open to local authorities, schools and education institutions that aid the development of training materials in four key areas. According to Schools Week, £12 million is available to be split between successful applicants and that could be divided among five contracts, depending on the quality of applications submitted. A document from the Department for Education notes that although sending out the invitation to tender in the summer months is not ideal in terms of giving schools time to prepare, it is necessary to ensure a role out of the framework from September 2020. Ministers are keen for the early roll-out of the framework to reach at least 2,500 early career teachers, along with their mentors. Any teacher training provider taking part will need to support a minimum of 200 early career teachers and 200 mentors. Education secretary Damian Hinds described launching the tender as “an important milestone” and said that providing more support for newly qualified teachers is central to the recruitment and retention strategy. “The early stages of a teacher’s career are an incredibly exciting time – but they can also be very challenging, which is why it’s so important to make sure they are properly supported,” he added. The deadline for bids for the tender is in early August, with those that are successful set to be notified in the autumn. Tradewind Recruitment are an education recruitment specialist and with 11 offices across the UK, we have tons of fantastic temporary / supply, long-term and permanent jobs in primary, secondary and SEN schools, including: Primary teacher jobs Secondary teacher jobs SEN teacher jobs Teaching Assistant jobs Interested in applying? You can view all of our jobs here or alternatively you can submit your CV - your local education recruitment consultant will get in touch with you shortly.

£10 million fund to recruit 600 more career changers

More than £10 million will be pumped into the development of programmes designed to recruit and retrain business leaders and PhD graduates in readiness for teaching, the government has announced. Schools Standards Minister Nick Gibb revealed three organisations – Cognition Education, Now Teach and The Brilliant Club – will see a £10.7 million investment split between them. It is hoped that as many as 600 new teachers will be recruited and supported across the next two years following the investment. The new funding will seek to attract talented individuals from leading fields so that they can share their skills in classrooms across the UK. Mr Gibb said that teachers have a hugely influential role to play, before adding that the move should drive up standards across the education system. “We have one of the most talented generations of teachers working in our schools and we want to build on that,” he explained. “By focusing on skilled professionals who want to change careers and PhD graduates, we can ensure pupils are benefiting from the broadest range of skills, expertise and life experience.” Charity Now Teach has encouraged more than 120 professionals from a range of corporate backgrounds to retrain as teachers in core subjects including maths, science and modern foreign languages. Cognition Education meanwhile will target career changes in the north of North East and North West, as well as in the East Midlands and Yorkshire, with a special focus on graduates with engineering backgrounds. Both organisations will receive £3 million each, spread across the next two academic years, which will assist with assessments, recruitment and retraining. Now Teach founder Lucy Kellaway said the funding will enable the charity to extend its programmes and to work with career changes to ensure they stay in teaching after swapping careers. The final £4.7 million will assist the Brilliant Club with recruiting PhD graduates to EBacc subjects, with around 70% of the intake expected to be from physics and maths backgrounds. Government figures reveal that more than 32,700 teachers were recruited in the last year, up 3% on the year previously. Tradewind Recruitment are an education recruitment specialist and with 11 offices across the UK, we have tons of fantastic temporary / supply, long-term and permanent jobs in primary, secondary and SEN schools, including:Primary teacher jobsSecondary teacher jobsSEN teacher jobsTeaching Assistant jobs Interested in applying? You can view all of our jobs here or alternatively you can submit your CV - your local education recruitment consultant will get in touch with you shortly. 

DfE: Extra induction year designed to boost teacher support

DfE: Extra induction year designed to boost teacher support

The Department for Education has said that plans for an extra induction year will boost support for trainee teachers. The department’s deputy director Gareth Conyard has said it will move the teaching profession in line with others such as accountancy and law. The extra induction year will be part of the new Early Careers Framework (ECF) – set to be introduced in 2020 – which focuses on providing development support for new teachers. Speaking at the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers’ (NASBTT) annual conference, Mr Conyard moved to ease fears raised by the National Education Union that an extra induction year will see trainee teachers face extra scrutiny, rather than receiving additional support. “I can’t emphasise enough how important it is that this is not seen as an extra level of scrutiny,” he said. “This is about holding people to account for longer, it’s about creating a system of support and development.” Initially, the Department for Education had wanted to make teachers wait for two years post training for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), although they changed approach after training organisations warned that such a move may disrupt teacher recruitment. The new ECF sees QTS awarded after one year of training, although a further two induction years are necessary as part of newly-qualified teacher (NQT) training. At this stage in time, the ECF is due to be piloted across the North East in 2019, with a view to rolling the scheme out nationally in 2020. NASBTT executive director Emma Hollis has said the ECF will be a “game-changer” if it is properly funded by the government. A key aspect will relate to finance that is available to cover the additional continued professional development (CPD) that will be required as part of the new framework. The framework is set to be mandatory and is designed to create consistency across schools when it comes to early years teacher development. Tradewind Recruitment are an education recruitment specialist and with 11 offices across the UK, we have tons of fantastic temporary / supply, long-term and permanent jobs in primary, secondary and SEN schools, including:Primary teacher jobsSecondary teacher jobsSEN teacher jobsTeaching Assistant jobs Interested in applying? You can view all of our jobs here or alternatively you can submit your CV - your local education recruitment consultant will get in touch with you shortly. 

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