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TAs’ trail to teaching blocked

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Teachers trainers this week expressed disappointment at the shelving of plans for a teaching apprenticeship that would have allowed non-graduates to train as school teachers.

The Trailblazer group of schools and teacher-training bodies behind the existing level 6 teaching apprenticeship for graduates had expressed an interest in creating an alternative “undergraduate” apprenticeship for people without a degree, intended to give teaching assistants (TAs) a route into teaching.

But on Wednesday, Tes revealed exclusively that the proposals had been kicked into the long grass.

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