Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 1°C

Search

Colchester: Appeal for more ethnic teachers to come forward

PUBLISHED: 14:00 11 February 2013

The deadline for secondary school applications is October 31

The deadline for secondary school applications is October 31

A LEADING teacher training provider is appealing for potential trainee teachers from black and ethnic minority groups to come forward.

The Thames Primary School Centred Initial Teaching Training (SCITT) organisation, which works with primary schools in Colchester, is seeking recruitment for the year-long course starting in September.

Course director Jo Palmer-Tweed said: “It doesn’t matter what age you are or what background you come from, we welcome anyone looking for a rewarding and fulfilling career with opportunities for progression.

“We are however particularly seeking applications from candidates from black and ethnic minority groups.

“We are sure there are some excellent potential candidates from black and ethnic minority backgrounds out there who might not have previously considered teaching as a profession and we would love to hear from them.”

The applicants must have a second-class degree or above and GCSE passes in maths and English.

Tuition fee and maintenance loans are available for trainees as well as maintenance grants and bursaries.

Ms Palmer-Tweed added: “There are only a handful of teachers from these groups represented in our primary schools and considering more than 20% of primary pupils in England come from an ethnic minority background it is something which desperately needs to change.”

“Teaching is not only a fantastic career, but it also provides a unique opportunity to become a positive role model, inspiring and encouraging future generations and making a tangible difference to the lives of young people.”

Emergency services were called to an incident in Stoke-by-Nayland where a car overturned and ended up on its roof.

A hugely popular Suffolk band competition which champions new musical talent will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year.

A celebrity hairdresser visited West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds to give a masterclass to students and answer questions on the industry.

Firefighters tackled a two-car blaze in Haverhill after a suspect was seen setting one alight by a member of the public.

Two high-end cycles – worth £10,000 in total – were stolen after burglars broke into a garage in Elmsett, near Hadleigh.

Staff and students at Colchester Academy are celebrating their success after the school received its first ever ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection.

A toddler has been rushed to hospital with a fractured skull after a serious crash in Barningham this morning.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

London Boat Show 2018

cover

Click here to view
London Boat
Show supplement

View

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24