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Gloucestershire Recently Qualified Teacher Programme 2016-17

Have you identified any Recently Qualified Teachers in Your School who have the potential to move onto Middle Leadership within the next 2 to 3 years?

Did you know that they may qualify for a subsidised 12 month development programme?

Gloucestershire Teaching School Alliance Network and the NCTL are working together in collaboration to fund and facilitate an RQT programme across our county in 2016/17. Aimed at teachers from all key stages and settings, this is our opportunity to develop Gloucestershire’s Middle Leaders of tomorrow. 

The Aims of the Programme:

Delivered through a series of four whole-day and two half-day sessions throughout the year, the programme will provide RQTs with an opportunity to:

  • Observe lessons in a range of Outstanding and Good Schools. These observations can be tailored to meet individual needs.
  • Participate in a range of seminar sessions and workshops on
  1. Outstanding Teaching
  2. Engaging Stakeholders and Communication
  3. Data
  4. Teamwork, Collaboration and Sharing Good Practice
  5. Leadership and Resilience
  • Undertake a mini-action research project
  • Work with an identified coach and mentor

The programme aims to:

1) Nurture and create a talent pool of emerging young leaders from Early Years to Secondary level who will who know what outstanding learning looks like in their respective settings and beyond.

2) Create a talent pool of emerging leaders from all phases from whom Gloucestershire schools can recruit in the future

Who is Eligible?

To enrol on the programme, teachers must meet ALL of the

following criteria:

  • Have successfully completed their NQT year.
  • Be in year 2, 3 or 4 of their teaching career.
  • Work in a state school in Gloucestershire.
  • Aspire to taking on to a promoted Middle Leadership role within 2 – 3 years.  It is an aim of the programme that 90% of participants will either apply for promotion or the NPQML (or equivalent) course within 12-18 months of completion of the RQT programme.
  • Have the support of their Headteacher.

How Many Places Are Available and What Does It Cost?

Cohort 1 will run from October 16 to July 17.

20 places available for secondary teachers

COST: £200 for priority subjects, secondary Maths, Physics or Computing

COST: £250 for all other subjects

20 places for teachers from Primary/Special phases (with 5 priority places for small schools)

COST: £250 (Bursaries are available for small schools)


How Can Schools/Individuals Apply ?

All teachers applying for the course will need to be supported in their application by their Head/Deputy.

Heads/Deputies who wish to register an interest in the programme on behalf of one or more teachers in their school should make contact with the Odyssey Teaching School Alliance in the first instance:

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Telephone: 01242 538276

Web: www.odysseyts.org

Following an expression of interest, intending applicants will be asked to complete an application form, which will also need to be supported by an official reference from their school.

Please do get in touch with us if you have any questions or if we can help in any way.