Every school leader knows that attracting good quality teachers that can fit right into your unique school environment is difficult. It takes time and resources and even the best teachers take a while to adapt and settle-in.
Fortunately, almost all schools are blessed with a collection of potential new teachers that come from within the wider school community. In many cases, these people are teaching assistants or other non-qualified staff members.
There are many different pathways into teaching, and we’ve produced a handy Routes into teaching guide that outlines each route, with the required qualifications and course durations.
When it comes to using the talents, skills and familiarity with your school of those from your own school community, two of the best ways are offered by Tes Institute – Straight to Teaching and School Direct.
Straight to Teaching helps take people all the way through to their application to Assessment Only QTS, all while staying within your own school. School Direct enables schools to recruit and train their own trainee teachers, giving trainee teachers an accessible and personalised initial teacher training (ITT) programme that leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and an optional Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
You can find out more about Tes Institute’s teacher training routes by using the links below:
If you'd like to talk to a member of our team about Straight to Teaching via Assessment Only or School Direct please email: firstname.lastname@example.org | call: 0203 194 3200.