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Colchester: Appeal for more ethnic teachers to come forward

14:00 11 February 2013

Changes being made at High school

Changes being made at High school

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.”


1 comment

  • "More ethnic teachers". What is this supposed to mean? ALL teachers have one ethnicity or another, so by definition it's impossible to have "more ethnic teachers". Or do you mean to say "more teachers from ethnic minorities"?

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