The Teaching Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) has launched in Havering to help schools recruit, train and retain the best graduates into teaching roles. A number of Havering schools have already joined the programme and it's not too late for your school to join and 'grow your own teachers'.
The TAP team will handle the whole process, from sourcing, screening and recruiting graduates for shortage subjects (including STEM), supporting schools to access available apprenticeship levy funding and delivering a 1 year programme which guides apprentices towards Qualified Teacher Status.
Teaching Apprenticeships are proving to be very successful in attracting graduates where, according to UCAS statistics, other Initial Teacher Training routes are failing.
They also provide schools with useful benefits, for instance Inner London schools can access grants up to £17,400 to support the recruitment of graduates to teach subjects with staff shortages. Graduates value Teaching Apprenticeships because they are simple to understand and provide a fee-free, route to achieving Qualified Teacher Status. Trainee teachers will be paid in line with the unqualified teacher salary scale alongside a valuable training package leading to QTS.
Any schools interested in finding out more about the programme should email Neil directly at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.teachingapprenticeships.com