Troops to Teachers (TtT) is a prestigious, national programme that is targeted at Service leavers who have the potential to become outstanding teachers.
It's a two-year, employment-based 'advanced standing' programme leading to an honours degree with QTS. The programme is funded by the Department for Education.
Led by the University of Brighton, the TtT programme will be delivered through a partnership of universities and schools.
Trainee teachers who are enrolled on the TtT programme:
- spend two years in their delivery school
- undertake a range of employment-based activities, Monday through to Thursday each week
- engage in degree level scheduled learning activities on 'Study Fridays'
- participate in intensive, residential study weeks
- be employed by the delivery school as an unqualified teacher at a minimum of *£13,168.80 p.a.
* The current £13,168.80 per annum salary grant relates to schools in England and Wales; the salary grant for the three London Areas is: £16,560.80 (Inner London Area); £16,642.40 (Outer London Area); £14,033.60 (Fringe Area). A £13,168.80 salary grant will be paid directly to the delivery school, to subsidise the trainee's salary costs, but schools are responsible for all on costs.
Delivery Schools will become members of the wider TtT consortium. They will work collaboratively with, and be supported by, their local university and the University of Brighton. Normally, Delivery Schools will have:
- a good or outstanding Ofsted rating
- a record of sustained and regular involvement in ITT programmes, including experience with employment-based routes into teaching
- a commitment to working collaboratively, in partnership
- highly developed mentoring / coaching practices
- the ability to provide a transformational learning experience from Service leaver, to novice teacher, to outstanding practitioner.
Download the Troops to Teachers information sheet for delivery schools (pdf)
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What interested us about this programme is that it is led by the school. It enables the school to have a hands-on approach to developing the trainee; this is encouraged throughout the duration of the course.
The rigorous recruitment process really helped to put our minds at ease, and we are fortunate that our trainee's team building and leadership qualities are a real gain for the school.
Primary Head Teacher, Troops to Teachers Delivery School
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To express an interest in becoming a Delivery School for the next cohort please contact the University of Brighton: email@example.com or 01273 643598.
The programme structure takes account of the unique nature of the TtT cohort and builds on developing trainees’ knowledge and experience as they engage in a range of on-going, school-based activities.
Trainees will start their training with a week-long residential induction. This will be followed by on-going, employment-based training and dedicated study days, which are punctuated by four further intensive delivery periods.
Trainees will be supported by the following professionals and bespoke training packages will be provided:
- Mentor (school-based)
- Course Manger (university-based)
- University tutor (subject specialist)
Cohort 5 of the TtT programme begins in September 2017 and there are already a number of high calibre candidates who have been accepted on the programme who now need to be matched to a suitable Delivery School. Please note that, as we endeavour to match trainees with suitable schools in their preferred area, we cannot guarantee a trainee for all schools that express an interest.
Indicative key dates
- September 2017 - Residential induction week
- February 2018 - Intensive delivery period 1
- June 2018 - Intensive delivery period 2
- February 2019 - Intensive period 3
- June 2019 - Intensive delivery period 4