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Witham: Aspiring teachers offered apprenticeship opportunity
5:00pm Monday 30th September 2013 in News
School leavers will be offered the chance to train as a teacher on the job as a new apprenticeship scheme is launched.
The scheme, which is being funded by the National Apprenticeship Service and Essex County Council, will be piloted at four schools over the next two years.
It was officially launched at Powers Hall Academy, in Spa Road, Witham, which is one of the schools taking part, on Friday morning.
The pilot will also take place at Lyons Hall Primary School, in Deerleap Way, Braintree, Kelvedon St Mary’s Primary School, and Engaines Primary School in Clacton.
Tim Cuerden, director of teaching school at Powers Hall Academy, has been working with Dave Cornwell at Chelmsford College to train apprentices to obtain an advanced NVQ level three apprenticeship in supporting teaching and learning.
Mr Cuerden said: “This is an ideal opportunity for young people to work alongside teachers and gain knowledge and experience of what is involved in becoming a teacher.”
After completing the scheme, apprentices will have the chance to take a foundation degree to achieve full qualified teacher status.
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