Achievement for All and national graduate internship organisation, TryTeaching, have joined forces to pioneer an exciting new graduate training initiative that offers a unique way for graduates to access teaching and make a different in schools that need it most.

Designed to help close the gaps in the UK’s education system and offer training and insight to prospective teachers, the initiative aims to ensure that children across the country have access to the teaching and learning support that they need.

TryTeaching is a radical new approach to entry in to the teaching profession developed by a team of experienced Initial Teacher Training (ITT) providers, former senior government officials and edtech specialists.

Achievement for All, is a leading not-for-profit organisation that works in partnership with early years settings, schools and colleges, improving outcomes for all children and young people vulnerable to underachievement.

Bringing together their contacts and expertise, Achievement for All and TryTeaching are offering graduate placements which will last either three, six or nine months with graduates beginning their internship in a learning support role with the opportunity to undertake teaching responsibilities as their internship progresses. Along the way, they will also receive one-to-one sessions from Achievement for All’s highly trained Achievement Coaches, who are all experts in the education sector, and have the opportunity to earn digital badges.

Graduates taking part in this initiative will be paid a salary in the region of £1,200 per month making this a unique opportunity to try out teaching and help struggling schools while earning money post university.

The TryTeaching and Achievement for All graduate training initiative will initially be piloted for one year, working with schools in the Yorkshire and Humber region only. All the schools invited to join the pilot will be those already working in partnership with Achievement for All through its award-winning Achieving Schools programme. Should the pilot be a success, Achievement for All and TryTeaching envisage that the GTI will quickly become a national scheme available across England, reaching children from the age of three up until the age of 19.

Ralph Tabberer CB, Chairman of TryTeaching, said: "Achievement for All and TryTeaching are two exceptional organisations, both making it their mission to improve pupil outcomes. 

“We are very excited to now be working with Achievement for All to support their work on closing the attainment gap by providing high quality graduates who can work with those pupils who need extra support while also preparing to become the teachers of tomorrow. It is a natural next step for Achievement for All to support schools in sourcing and growing their own teachers and we are honoured to play our part."

Professor Sonia Blandford, CEO of Achievement for All, said: “We believe that through bringing new and enthusiastic talent into the classroom, this training initiative can motivate graduates to begin lifelong and rewarding careers in education. By introducing them to pupils who experience daily disadvantages, and helping them help those pupils to succeed, we can create a true and lasting legacy of Achievement for All.”

For further information and to register interest visit www.tryteaching.org/graduates

Alternatively contact the partnership on www.tryteaching.org/achieve or call 033 00 88 22 86

Information on Achievement for All can be found at www.afaeducation.org #everychildincluded.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

About TryTeaching

  • TryTeaching seeks to end the teacher recruitment crisis by offering graduates a simple, financially attractive and low risk route into the profession
  • This national recruitment scheme enables and supports schools and academies to find, employ and support graduates to become future qualified teachers.
  • More than 13,000 graduates have registered with the Scheme indicating that graduates are still very much interested in teaching as a career
  • Graduate Teaching Interns work in primary, secondary, state and independent schools in a range of capacities to meet school needs, before progressing to formal training.
  • 4 out of 5 interns progress to a programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status
  • For further information and to register interest visit tryteaching.org/graduates
  • Alternatively contact the partnership on tryteaching.org/achieve or call 033 00 88 22 86

About Achievement for All

  • Achievement for All is a leading not-for-profit organisation that works in partnership with early years settings, schools and colleges, improving outcomes for all children and young people vulnerable to underachievement, regardless of their background, challenge or need
  • Achievement for All empowers young people, as well as their teachers, parents and carers, by working to transform lives through personal coaching, professional support, and a leading network of educational experts
  • Achievement for All programmes have been used in almost 4,500 schools, colleges, and early years settings to date, and have so far had a profound and measurable impact on the lives of more than 100,000 children and young people to date as well as their families and the adults that support them
  • In 2016, an independent assessment conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that as a result of Achievement for All’s Achieving Schools programme, the progress of targeted children and young people in reading, writing and mathematics was raised to a standard above the national expected level by up to 50%
  • Achievement for All’s 2015 Interim Evaluation Report identified a reduction in exclusion in schools and settings by a factor of four (400%)
  • In further reports on Achievement for All’s Achieving Early programme, it was identified that 100% practitioners reported higher levels of confidence in working with parents, and that personal, social and emotional assessments at age-expected levels rose from 23% to 73%
  • To donate, get in touch, or for more information, visit afaeducation.org
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