The Teacher Recruitment Bulletin for November 2018 was shared with providers on 1st November 2018:

Teacher Recruitment Bulletin: November 2018

Welcome to the November 2018 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.

1. Teaching Jobs
2. New ‘Find’ service can help with UCAS applications

3. School Experience Programme week: 19 to 23 November
4. Train to Teach events registration – provider spaces still available
5. Subject knowledge enhancement can help you recruit
6. ITT2019 recruitment – PE with EBacc

7. Physics scholarships – applications open

8. Future Teaching Scholars programme
9. Support for returning teachers

10. Amendments to ITT publications on GOV.uk

11. Annual Grant Return / Annex G exercise for AY 2017/18
1. Teaching Jobs
The new, entirely free, teacher vacancy service has now rolled out to more schools in more areas and, if you are in one of these live areas, we are seeking your help in promoting this service. We would like to encourage more teachers to start using this service when looking for their next teaching role; enabling schools to reduce the costs associated with advertising vacancies.
Please help spread the word by posting the teaching jobs link on your website, in staff rooms and via your social media channels.
For more information and to find out which areas the service is live in, visit our blog: How we’re rolling out our search and listing service to more schools to support their teacher recruitment needs. To view current vacancies please visit the Find a job in teaching website.
2. New ‘Find’ service can help with UCAS applicationsCandidates can now apply for a teacher training course via UCAS, and to help them identify the right course we encourage you to promote the new ‘Find’ postgraduate teacher training service, which launched on 2 October 2018. This new service allows initial teacher training providers to say more about their training offer, making it easier for candidates to find the course that is right for them.

Once candidates have found a course, they will be directed to the UCAS Teacher Training application system to complete their application.

3. School Experience Programme week: 19 to 23 November
The School Experience Programme (SEP) provides candidates with the opportunity to understand the role of a teacher and consider if teaching is a career path they would like to take. Candidates book their experience through a booking portal, which features hundreds of schools and offers placement dates throughout the year.
Now is a great time for schools to sign up to SEP and offer this helpful insight to potential candidates. From 19 November we will be promoting the School Experience Programme to candidates through a ‘Spotlight on SEP’ week. This will include features on social media and direct communication with candidates.
If you would be interested in offering this opportunity to candidates, you can create a profile for your school by contacting the SEP team on 0800 085 0962 or by emailing schoolexperience@ta-recruit.education.gov.uk.
4. Train to Teach events registration – provider spaces still available
Visitor registration for the autumn Train to Teach events opened in mid-September and these are already proving very popular. We have limited provider exhibition spaces remaining at the following events only:Stoke on Trent – Wednesday 14 November 2018 – 4pm to 7pm
Hull – Wednesday 28 November 2018 – 4pm to 7pm
Bath – Saturday 19 January 2019 – 10am to 2pm
Liverpool – Monday 28 January 2019 – 4pm to 7pm
Peterborough – Thursday 7 February 2019 – 4.30pm to 7.30pm
Ipswich – Thursday 14 February 2019 – 4pm to 7pm
Milton Keynes – Wednesday 27 February 2019 – 4.30pm to 7.30pm
Middlesbrough – Wednesday 6 March 2019 – 4.30pm to 7.30pm
Bristol – Tuesday 26 March 2019 – 4.30pm to 8pm
Lincoln – Wednesday 27 March 2019 – 4.30pm to 7.30pmIf you would like a space at any of these events, please complete the booking form by 5pm on Thursday 15 November. For further information about the events, please email whatson.where@education.gov.uk.
5. Subject knowledge enhancement can help you recruit
Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) courses can support candidates who do not have a degree in the subject they would like to teach.
Long courses are available now in biology, chemistry, computing, design and technology, English, geography, languages, maths, physics, primary maths and religious education. Courses are fully funded by the DfE to equip candidates with the knowledge they need to start an ITT course in one of these subject areas.
If you have a candidate who could benefit from SKE, or for more information including funding, please speak to an SKE provider. For any queries, please contact ske.inbox@education.gov.uk.
6. ITT2019 recruitment – PE with EBacc
We would like to remind ITT providers and School Direct lead schools of the PE with EBacc scheme that allows lead schools and providers to request additional PE places.   To be eligible, trainees are required to undertake training in an additional EBacc subject alongside their main specialism of PE, so they are capable of teaching an EBacc subject in school.
For more information on the criteria for the PE with EBacc scheme and how to make a request, please contact ITT.allocations@education.gov.uk.
7. Physics scholarships – applications open
Physics scholarships applications are now open. In order to help recruit physics teachers we encourage you to promote the £28,000, tax-free physics teacher training scholarship to your candidates.
The scheme is aimed at high-quality physicists who have (or are predicted to achieve) at least a 2:1 in a physics or physics-related degree. Candidates must have secured a DfE-allocated ITT training place that will result in QTS by September 2019. Candidates with (or predicted to achieve) a 2:2 degree may be considered if they can demonstrate significant subject knowledge.
Applications are now open and candidates can apply via the Institute of Physics website. For further details, including eligibility, please visit the Get Into Teaching website.
8. Future Teaching Scholars programme
Recruitment is now underway for the fourth cohort of the Future Teaching Scholars programme, targeted at students starting their undergraduate degree in 2019.
The programme is designed for maths and physics A level students with predicted grades of B or above; students must select a maths or physics related degree at an English university, and be interested in a career in teaching. The programme is also open to international students, mature applicants, and career changers with equivalent qualifications.   Participants receive a £15,000 grant whilst studying their degree and gain classroom experience to prepare them for teaching. After graduating, participants go onto bespoke employment-based teacher training and receive additional support for 2 years.
For further information, please visit the Future Teaching Scholars website.
9. Support for returning teachers
If you are interested in attracting returning teachers of languages, maths and physics to your school we can help. Our Return to Teaching programme can work with you to organise events for potential returners in your local area, providing a suggested programme and an advisor on the day to run an application workshop.
“Very positive and purposeful. It was a great opportunity to network with prospective teachers who may come into the trust.” – Emma Tate, Associate Director of OIE, Outwood Grange Academy
We can also signpost returning teachers to your TSST courses and help you to fill vacancies in languages, maths or physics by sharing adverts directly with returners in your local area. For further information, please email returnto.teaching@education.gov.uk.
10. Amendments to ITT publications on GOV.uk
We have updated the ITT criteria and supporting advice guidance on fee charging and fee loans for accredited providers of ITT delivering fee-funded courses in the academic year 2019/20.
For further information and full guidance, please visit ITT criteria and supporting advice.
Accredited ITT providers approved to offer the Assessment Only (AO) route to QTS should carefully review the updates to the AO criteria and supporting advice.
We have combined the two previous documents to align with the recently published ITT criteria and supporting advice, including references relating to new GCSE grading and the verification of qualification certificates.
The full guidance can be found at Assessment only route to QTS: criteria and supporting advice. For further information, please email ITT.accreditation@education.gov.uk.
11. Annual Grant Return / Annex G exercise for AY 2017/18
Our aim is to release the documentation for the Annual Grant Return (AGR) and Annex G reconciliation exercises week commencing 5 November to ITT providers, lead schools and other institutions who received the following in AY 2017/18:• ITT Training Bursaries • School Direct (salaried) • Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) • Early Years • Further Education ITT/SKEFurther details around the reconciliation exercises, including submission deadlines, will be included within the documentation.
For those lead schools who also receive Collaborative Funding, further details will be announced in due course.
AGR and Annex G returns must be independently audited so it is vital that you include these in your finance and audit plans for the Autumn Term.   If you have any queries after the publication of the documents, please contact us at ITT.funding@education.gov.uk.

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