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The Teacher Recruitment Bulletin for March 2019 was shared with providers on 7th March 2019:

Teacher Recruitment Bulletin: March 2019


Welcome to the March 2019 edition of the Teacher Recruitment Bulletin, which contains vital information to support your recruitment of ITT trainees and teachers. Your colleagues can subscribe by emailing teacher.recruitmentbulletin@education.gov.uk.

Contents

1. Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy – register for the roadshow events
2. Changes to Publish teacher training courses – take part in research
3. Essential information – recruitment from the EEA and Switzerland

4. Scholarships programme – recruitment to maths
5. Minor revisions to the ITT criteria and supporting advice

6. Intensive subject knowledge enhancement programme for hard-to-fill subjects

7. The Chairs Programme – an opportunity for school-led ITT providers
8. National Computing SCITT – Early Engagement Notice
9. Teacher subject specialism training courses

1. Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy – register for the roadshow events

Following the recent publication of the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy, we’re pleased to announce that the Department for Education is currently holding 11 regional dissemination events which will run until Monday 18 March 2019.

At the events, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Find out more about the strategy
  • Collaborate with peers to find strategies that you can apply in your own settings
  • Discuss how to deliver the strategy in your local area
  • Share your feedback on how we can build on the proposals in the strategy

To attend an event, please register via Eventbrite.

Previous communications issued on 29 January, and the 7 February edition of this bulletin, provide more information on the strategy.

2. Changes to Publish teacher training courses – take part in research

From April, Publish teacher training courses will be introducing new functions that mean you’ll no longer use the UCAS web-link to add or manage course information. You’ll be able to create new courses and change all details (e.g. locations, vacancies and outcomes) entirely in our publishing system. You’ll only need to use the web-link to handle course applications.

We’ll be rolling out the expanded service, which will enable you to edit courses currently advertised in Find as well as all future courses, throughout April.

We’re interested in getting feedback from an initial group of users so that we can make improvements to the service before the full launch.

If you’d like to be among the first to use it, please contact becomingateacher@digital.education.gov.uk.

3. Essential information – recruitment from the EEA and Switzerland

The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019. The information below relates to the rights of EEA (European Economic Area) and Swiss nationals after EU Exit.

Those arriving before EU Exit (29 March 2019): under both the draft withdrawal agreement and in a no deal scenario, EEA and Swiss citizens resident in the UK by 29 March 2019 will be able to remain here indefinitely by making an application to the EU Settlement Scheme. They will be able to work, study, and access benefits and services on broadly the same terms as now.

Those arriving between 29 March 2019 and 31 December 2020:

  • Under the draft withdrawal agreement, there will be an implementation period that will start on 29 March 2019 and last until 31 December 2020. During this time, EEA and Swiss citizens will still be able to come to the UK and live, work and study as they do now. Those who are living in the UK by the end of the implementation period will need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021 if they wish to remain here indefinitely, and will be able to work, study, and access benefits and services on broadly the same terms as now.
  • Under no deal, there will be a transition period, once free movement has ended and before the UK’s new skills-based immigration system begins on 1 January 2021. During this transition period, EEA and Swiss citizens will still be able to enter the UK as they do now for an initial stay of up to three months and will be able to visit, work or study without applying for a visa. If wanting to stay in the UK for more than three months then they will need to apply in the UK within this time for immigration permission called ‘European Temporary Leave to Remain’, which will be granted for a further 36 months, subject to identity, criminality and security checks. Anyone who wants to stay once this leave has expired will need to apply and qualify for an immigration status under the new skills-based immigration system, which will begin from 1 January 2021.

For further information, please visit:
Settled and pre-settled status for EU citizens and their families

European Temporary Leave to Remain in the UK
EU Settlement Scheme: employer toolkit
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4. Scholarships programme – recruitment to maths

If you are recruiting maths trainees, please promote the £28,000, tax-free maths scholarship to your candidates.

The scheme is aimed at high-quality mathematicians, passionate about teaching mathematics. Successful candidates must secure a training place by September 2019 that leads to QTS status, at an ITT provider or lead school with permission to recruit by DfE. Scholars are expected to have a subject relevant 2:1 (or predicted) degree. Candidates with a 2:2 (or predicted) degree may be considered if they can demonstrate significant subject knowledge or have a relevant post-graduate degree.

Successful applicants will receive additional support to enhance their subject knowledge and gain access to high-quality professional development resources.

Applications are now open. Candidates can apply via the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

For further details, including eligibility, please visit Get Into Teaching.

5. Minor revisions to the ITT criteria and supporting advice

We would like to remind all ITT providers that there have been some minor updates to the ITT criteria.

The reference to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation has been updated in the ITT criteria and we have added two lines to the skills test criterion to confirm that, if skills tests have been passed for early years training, applicants do not need to retake the skills test for qualified teacher training (to attain QTS). If skills test have been passed for QTS, applicants do not need to retake the skills test for early years training.

We have also removed reference to the overseas-trained teachers (OTT) programme from the ITT criteria, as this has not been running since we closed the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP).

To view the criteria, please visit ITT criteria and supporting advice.

For further information, please contact ITT.accreditation@education.gov.uk.

6. Intensive subject knowledge enhancement programme for hard-to-fill subjects

If you’re interviewing potential teachers who need to improve their subject knowledge, a longer subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course could help.

Intensive courses are available now lasting up to 28 weeks, so candidates that need more support can get up to speed by the time they start their teacher training this autumn.

SKE courses are fully funded and available in maths, physics, languages, chemistry, computing, biology, English, geography, design & technology, religious education and primary maths. Eligible candidates with a 2:2 degree or above will receive a bursary of £200 per week to help with their living costs.

To find a place for your candidates, please contact an SKE provider, who’ll be happy to help with arranging a suitable course.

7. The Chairs Programme – an opportunity for school-led ITT providers

As part of the drive to increase the number of maths, physics and wider EBacc subject expert-teachers, The Brilliant Club recruits postdoctoral researchers to train and teach across the country through the Researchers in Schools programme.

From 2019, the programme is recruiting trainees to both the School Direct Fee and Salaried routes. The programme is seeking ITT providers to train and place participants in their partnerships for 2019 to 2020, particularly in the West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber, and the North East.

To view details, please visit The Brilliant Club and Researchers in Schools.

For further information, email amy.emery@researchersinschools.org or call 07474 214460.

8. National Computing SCITT – Early Engagement Notice

The DfE is exploring potential options to support the formation of a school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) provider with national reach, specialising in the recruitment and delivery of computing initial teacher training. This builds on the successes of the National Modern Languages and National Maths and Physics SCITTs. We are keen to hear from both current providers and potential new providers as part of this exercise. Interested organisations should read the National Computing SCITT Early Engagement Notice.

Interested organisations should complete the National SCITT Engagement Questionnaire and submit it to contact.ncscitt@education.gov.uk by 15 March 2019.

9. Teacher subject specialism training courses

Does your school have non-specialists teaching secondary maths, physics or languages?

If so, teacher subject specialism training (TSST) courses could help to increase your teachers’ subject knowledge and confidence. Courses are free and flexible, with many held at weekends and during twilight hours.

The purpose of TSST is to improve the subject knowledge of non-specialist teachers and returning teachers in secondary mathematics, core maths, physics and languages, and to increase the number of hours taught. This helps build capacity for schools to manage workforce challenges in these subjects.

All course details for 2018/19 are available at teacher subject specialism training courses.

 

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