Exciting development in Crowle teacher training

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A brand new company formed to deliver teacher training across North Lincolnshire has been welcomed by Isle principal Joe Sellars.

The Northern Lincolnshire Education Consortium, which consists of seven secondary schools – including Crowle’s Axholme Academy – together with John Leggott College and North Lindsey College, has gained approval for the education scheme from September 2015.

Through the consortium the schools and colleges undertake a wide range of activities together including staff development, work in subject groups and developing best practice. Teacher training is their latest development.

Axholme Academy principal Joe Sellars, said: “This is really important to us because it means we can choose the very best talent and develop them into teachers.

“ Being able to choose who we train as teachers helps us in delivering the best outcomes for the students across all NLEC schools.”

Trainees will gain experience in at least two consortium schools but also have the opportunity to work with and learn from teachers from all consortium schools.

The consortium will be working with The University of Hull to train teachers from September 2015 and they have been allocated places in the following subject areas – mathematics, six trainees; English, two trainees; physics, one trainee; physics with mathematics, one trainee.

The School Direct training programme is open to both top graduates and career changers. It offers talented individuals the chance to be part of a teaching team from day one by combining teacher training with on the job learning.

Successful candidates will be eligible for tax free bursaries of up to £25,000 as well as the chance to train alongside talented and experienced teachers.

There’s plenty of support for potential candidates. The National College for Teaching and Leadership is on hand to help talented people through the application process.

NCTL chief executive Charlie Taylor said: “Teaching is a brilliant job that now attracts more top graduates than ever. A great classroom teacher can earn up to £65,000 as a leading practitioner.

“School Direct allows individuals to learn alongside some of the best teachers working in our classrooms today, and be part of the team from day one. By offering bursaries of up to £25,000 in key subjects, together with outstanding training and development, schools are attracting the very best new teachers.”

The programme is a fee-based programme, paid for by the trainee through the Student Loans Scheme, which offers well-qualified graduates the opportunity to train in a school and receive a bursary, if eligible.

Around 35,000 trainee teachers need to be recruited every year.

For further information about the programme visit www.theaxholmeacademy.com and click on School Direct tab or contact Laura Thirsk at lthirsk@theaxholmeacademy.com address.