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First trainees start their teaching journey

Published on 06/09/18

More than 50 new teachers have kicked off their careers as part of Inspiration Teacher Training's first group of trainees.

The future classroom leaders took up their places on Tuesday and will spend the first few days at the Inspiration Trust's curriculum centre in Norwich before heading on to school placements at primary and secondary schools across East Anglia.

The future teachers were welcomed by Inspiration Trust chief executive Dame Rachel de Souza and course director Michael Fordham.

Coming from a wide range of backgrounds including recent graduates and career changers, the trainees will spend the next year getting hands-on experience in schools alongside expert tuition from the Trust’s subject specialist leads at its Curriculum Centre in Norwich.

At the end of the summer term the trainees will graduate with Qualified Teacher Status and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, enabling them to work as newly qualified teachers from September 2019.

Dame Rachel said: “Getting teacher training right is incredibly important and I am delighted that we have recruited so strongly to the first year of our teacher training programme. Both the Trust and our wonderful partner schools across East Anglia will really benefit from their talent and enthusiasm.

“Our training programme will make sure that this next generation of teachers have the deep subject knowledge, classroom experience, and support they need to forge a new career transforming young lives.”