Troops to Teachers (TtT) is an innovative programme that is targeted at ex-service personnel who have the potential to become outstanding teachers.
This two year programme will be delivered through a
blended learning package, leading to an honours degree with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The programme operates across England and for this cycle we are offering specialist pathways which are supported by a Department for Education (DfE) bursary of £20,000 per annum. The programme is for those wishing to teach mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, computing or modern foreign languages in secondary schools.
Trainee teachers who are enrolled on the TtT programme will:
- spend two years in a school-based training context, located in their local area
- undertake school‐based training activities each week
- engage in weekly webinars and scheduled learning activities
- participate in scheduled face-to-face sessions.
Host Schools will become members of the wider ITE Partnership.
They will work collaboratively with, and be supported by, their local university and the University of Brighton.
We have a range of online resources to support schools on our Troops to Teachers mentors blog .
We also produce trainee handbooks for students on the programme.
What interested us about this programme is that 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.
WANT TO WORK WITH US?
To express an interest in becoming a Host 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 residential induction at the University of Brighton. This will be followed by on-going, school-based training and dedicated study days, punctuated by additional, face-to-face teaching sessions.
Trainees will be supported by the following professionals and bespoke training packages will be provided:
- Mentor (school-based)
- Support tutor (university-based)
- University tutor (subject specialist)
Cohort 6 of the TtT programme begins in September 2018 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 Host School.
Indicative key dates
- 25–27 September 2018: Brighton based residential induction
- Spring 2019: Two-day regional hub-based training
- Summer 2019: Two-day regional hub-based training
- Autumn 2019: Five-day Brighton based residential
- Spring 2010: Two-day regional hub-based training
- Summer 2020: One-day regional hub-based training