Thanks to our academic partnership with the School of Education Communication and Language Sciences, we have been able to get aspiring teachers to take their first steps into education.
In fact, in 2015 we sponsored a huge 93 students allowing them to embark on their PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) course at Newcastle University.
In addition to their studies, these trainees were guided by experienced head teachers and mentors to prepare them for their career in the classroom. This consisted of workshops where they were taught essential skills in writing personal statements, CVs and letters of application and shown how to impress employers in interview scenarios.
Schools can save time and money when they come to hire newly qualified teachers, as we are able to provide relevant candidate shortlists without the need for recruitment advertising.
And it’s not just the students themselves who benefit from our collaboration with Newcastle University. Schools that recruit a student through The Education Network will receive a discount for VEO (Video Enhanced Observation), an iPAD app and online resource that is used worldwide to improve teaching and learning.
Discover more about our Partnership with VEO by clicking here.
Wayne Daley, partnership manager explained the purpose of the sponsorship:
“This is ultimately about raising standards in our schools. By working closely with Newcastle University, the participating schools and the students themselves we will be able to match outstanding newly qualified teachers with teaching posts available here in the North East.
“The VEO offer is a vitally important aspect of this. As part of its inspection process Ofsted looks very closely at teaching methods and at how schools are using innovation and sharing resources to improve standards. VEO is a fantastic tool but the costs of such systems can be prohibitive to schools where budgets are under pressure. We’ve made our investment to enable students and their placement schools to retain and revisit the video material as part of their development.”