Bursaries of £40,000 are being offered to ex-service personnel to train as teachers in a new scheme that will replace the Troops to Teachers Programme, launched at the University of Brighton in 2013.
The bursaries will provide veterans of all three services – British Army, Royal Navy and the RAF – with greater flexibility. Once they leave the service they will be able to train as teachers, while still receiving financial support. Continue reading
Congratulations to Matt Esders, one of our Troops to Teachers trainees who has recently won a role model award for his LGBT work in Tyneside.
Read the full article here.
Troops to Teacher (TtT) student Andy Watts shared in the accolades at the 2016 Pearson Teaching Awards.
The Head Teacher of the Year in a Primary School title went to former Royal Artillery officer Matt Middlemore, a supporter of the TtT programme, who said he wished he could give pieces of the trophy to pupils, parents and teachers who have helped turn the school around. Continue reading
Two School of Education students won gold at the Invictus Games – and one was reunited with Prince Harry, creator of the games, who he helped train.
The Times Higher Education today features an article on the university’s lead role in the Troops to Teachers (TtT) programme which retrains former military personnel to become teachers.
THE journalist John Elmes visited the School of Education in Falmer to interview TtT trainee Mike Parry, a former Army Corporal, and Carol Plater, the university’s TtT Course Leader and a Principal Lecturer. Continue reading
We’re delighted to announce that eligibility for the Troops to Teachers programme has changed offering even more Service leavers the opportunity to train as teachers.
Service leavers can now apply to the programme within five years of leaving the Armed Forces – previously applications needed to be made within two years. Find out more about the programme.
We’re delighted that Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has today announced that the University of Brighton has been chosen to lead the expansion of the Troops to Teachers programme. Read the full story.
The first cohort of the DfE funded ‘Troops to Teachers’ (TtT) programme has been recruited. The trainees began their studies in January and they are all currently placed in school settings across the country.
The delivery schools employ the TtT trainee as a non-qualified member of the teaching staff and the university pays a £12,780.80* salary grant (per annum) directly to the school to subsidise the salary costs. The University of Brighton is leading the Troops to Teachers consortium of seven universities who provide the training. Continue reading