The Teacher Recruitment Bulletin for October 2018 has been shared with providers today:

Teacher Recruitment Bulletin: October 2018
Welcome to the October 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. National marketing campaign – 1 October 2018 launch
2. Train to Teach events – provider spaces still available

3. Increase the impact of your recruitment event listing
4. Find postgraduate teacher training coures – new service opens
5. Financial Incentives ITT 2019/20 published

6. Maths and physics graduates with teaching experience seeking employment-based ITT

7. Early career teacher conference

8. UCAS Teacher Training Update

9. Advice for EU citizens and employers

10. Recruit a Spanish language teacher
1. National marketing campaign – 1 October 2018 launch
The latest national marketing campaign launched on 1 October 2018. Our new TV advert shows the lasting impact that teachers have on young people’s lives.
You can watch the new TV advert and full-length campaign film on our YouTube channel. We encourage you to show both at your local events and share them on social media.
To align your marketing to the national campaign, please visit the refreshed initial teacher training marketing toolkit.
A reminder that there are still places available on our marketing workshops, where industry professionals share their expertise on identifying audiences and planning an effective marketing campaign, using low or no cost marketing channels. Please register below:
Leeds            –  Monday 8 October 2018      – 10am to 4pm
   –  Monday 15 October 2018    – 10am to 4pm
London          –  Monday 29 October 2018    – 10am to 4pm
2. 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 proving very popular. We only have a few provider exhibition spaces remaining at the following events:

  • Bristol – Tuesday 16 October 2018 – 4.30pm to 8pm
  • Norwich – Wednesday 7 November 2018 – 4.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Reading – Wednesday 7 November 2018 – 4.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Cardiff – Tuesday 13 November 2018 – 4.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Stoke on Trent – Wednesday 14 November 2018 – 4pm to 7pm
  • Cambridge – Tuesday 27 November 2018 – 4.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Brighton – Wednesday 28 November 2018 – 4.30pm to 7.30pm
  • 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
  • Crawley – Thursday 28 February 2019 – 4.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Middlesbrough – Wednesday 6 March 2019 – 4.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Leicester – Thursday 14 March 2019 – 4.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Bristol – Tuesday 26 March 2019 – 4.30pm to 8pm
  • Lincoln – Wednesday 27 March 2019 – 4.30pm to 7.30pm

If you would like to attend any of these events, please complete the booking form by 5pm on Friday 12 October.
These events are in addition to any for which you have already received an allocated exhibition space.

3. Increase the impact of your recruitment event listing
We have recently refreshed our guidance to help you when submitting your teacher training recruitment event for Get Into Teaching, which includes drafting tips and best practice advice to ensure your listing effectively reaches your target audience.
During peak times, we receive more than 150 event requests per week. By following the new guidance, you will help us to reduce the time taken to publish your event.
Please visit provider event submission guidance section of the marketing toolkit.
4. Find postgraduate teacher training courses – new service opens
We are pleased to announce that the new Find postgraduate teacher training courses service launched on Tuesday 2 October for the 2019/20 recruitment cycle.
This new service allows initial teacher training providers to say more about their teacher training offer, making it easier for candidates to find the right course for them.
The service will be regularly tested with users and improved based on their specific needs and feedback.
For more information, please visit DfE Find postgraduate teacher training courses. Candidates will be able to apply via the UCAS Teacher Training application system from Tuesday 9 October 2018.
5. Financial Incentives ITT 2019/20 published
We have now published the financial incentives for recruitment to ITT courses for 2019/20.
We are continuing to offer a £26,000 tax-free bursary for all trainees with a 2:2 or higher in the highest priority subjects: chemistry, biology, classics, computing, geography, languages and physics.
For maths trainees we are continuing to offer a £20,000 tax-free bursary, followed by two early-career payments of £5,000 each after tax (or £7,500 after tax if teaching in local authority areas of greatest need) in their third and fifth year of teaching.
Prestigious scholarship schemes will continue to be offered in six subjects: chemistry, computing, geography, languages, maths and physics.
Successful scholars will receive £28,000 tax-free in all subjects except maths, where scholars will receive £22,000 tax-free and the same additional early-career payments as those trainees who received a bursary.
We are offering an increased £12,000 tax-free bursary for history trainees with a 2:2 or higher.
For D&T, RE and music we have increased the bursary on offer for most trainees. For D&T trainees with a 2:2 or higher the bursary will be £12,000 tax-free. For RE and music trainees with a 2:2 or higher the bursary will be £9,000 tax-free.
We are continuing to pilot Teachers’ Student Loan Reimbursement in biology, chemistry, computer science, languages and physics for those starting ITT in 2019/20.
Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship grant funding has been increased by £2,000 per trainee for 2019/20.
School Direct (salaried) grant funding is unchanged for 2019/20.
Bursaries for undergraduate ITT courses, including the Troops to Teachers bursary, are unchanged for 2019/20.
For full information on all financial incentives including scholarships, please visit Funding: initial teacher training (ITT), academic year 2019/20 and Get Into Teaching.
6. Maths and physics graduates with teaching experience seeking employment-based ITT   Future Teaching Scholars are graduates who committed to teaching before commencing their undergraduate degree in maths or physics. Scholars are subject specialists who have engaged in a three year structured programme of learning, delivered by Teaching Schools rated outstanding by Ofsted, which prepares them to teach. They also have a passion they want to share with others.
We are looking for committed schools to employ them and fund their post for their ITT year and support their development from 2019 and beyond.
Any school with maths or physics teaching vacancies that can offer excellent employment-based training can employ a Future Teaching Scholar.
For more information, please visit Future Teaching Scholars, or email the team at schools@futureteachingscholars.com.
7. Early career teacher conference
The Chartered College of Teaching is organising a conference to support early career teachers. The programme will include a series of keynotes and breakout sessions from education professionals with a variety of backgrounds, to provide practical, bite-sized guidance; these include promoting positive behaviour, assessment, literacy for EAL students and more. Details below:
Manchester – Saturday 27 October 2018 – 9.30am to 3.30pm
Address – Brooks Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, 53 Bonsall Street, Manchester, M15 6GX
Please promote this event to your NQT colleagues; the cost to them is £19.00.
For more information, and to book tickets by Friday 21 October 2018, please visit Chartered College of Teaching.
8. UCAS Teacher Training Update
The annual UCAS Teacher Training Update will take place on Wednesday 28 November 2018 at the UCAS headquarters in Cheltenham.
This free, one-day event will feature

  • an opportunity to hear more about changes to UCAS Teacher Training, and what this means for ITT providers
  • a review of the 2017/18 cycle, and related data insights

Registration for the event is limited to one delegate per accredited provider or lead school, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
To register, please visit UCAS Teacher Training Update.
For further information, please email events@ucas.ac.uk or telephone 01242 223 785.

9. Advice for EU citizens and employers
The UK is due to leave the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019. If you are an EU citizen, have EU teaching colleagues or are recruiting from the EU, we encourage you to read and share this information.

  • The main campaign page, EU citizen in the UK – Stay Informed, provides information on the citizens’ rights agreement and the Settlement Scheme for EU citizens in the UK. You can also sign up here to alerts from the Home Office.
  • If EU citizens want to stay in the UK beyond 31 December 2020, they and their close family members will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. The scheme will open fully by March 2019. Please visit Gov.uk for more information.
  • A toolkit has been launched to equip employers with tools and information to support EU citizens and their families on the EU Settlement Scheme.
10. Recruit a Spanish language teacher
If you are recruiting a Spanish language teacher, you can access our pool of qualified teachers from Spain, with no recruitment costs to your school.
All teachers have been assessed and interviewed by English head teachers and have Qualified Teacher Status; they are available now for interview with schools via Skype or similar.
All teachers receive an acclimatisation support package with topics including behaviour management and England’s exam system, and have an in-school mentor.
The next teacher resignation deadline is at the end of October. For more information, please visit Spain’s Visiting Teachers Programme.
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