Agency targets disabled teachers

8th January 1999 at 00:00
Disabled people are being targeted in a new move to boost recruitment to teaching.

Anthea Millett, chief executive of the Teacher Training Agency, Charles Clarke, schools minister, and Nigel de Gruchy, general secretary of the NASUWT, were among the big guns at the launch of a new book encouraging disabled people to consider teaching.

Into Teaching, produced by Skill, the national bureau for students with disabilities, highlights positive role models, explains what courses are available, and discusses the medical fitness assessment.

Barbara Waters, Skill's director, said only 0.1 per cent of teachers are disabled, compared to 8.4 per cent of all employed people.

* For more information about Into Teaching, contact Skill's information service on 0800 328 5050 or 0171 274 0565 (voicetext).

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now