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Newsletter Autumn 2014

Shire Update

2013-14 was another very successful training year for The Shire Foundation, with a high percentage of our trainees displaying outstanding features in their teaching by the end of the year (82% of trainees on the PGCE route, and 75% on the School Direct (salaried) route). NQT recruitment continues to be very high with 100% of our trainees securing employment, many within local schools (Luton, Herts and Beds). We would like to thank all of our Partnership schools who provide high quality support to our trainees.

2014-15 has started positively with 30 trainees undertaking the School Direct (salaried) route and 20 enrolled on the PGCE route. This year we have been able to extend our very successful specialism options on the
PGCE route, with 8 trainees completing focused training in either primary mathematics or science.

Applications for 2015-16 have already opened, with the Shire/Hillborough Junior School Alliance being allocated 32 School Direct (salaried), 5 School Direct (tuition) and 20 provider led (PGCE) places. We are pleased to announce that from September 2015 our PGCE course will be accredited at post-graduate level, with trainees achieving 120 credits at Masters Level. Applications should be made through the UCAS website, and we intend to start interviewing by the end of November. Please visit our website for more details www.theshirefoundationscitt.co.uk.

Shire is currently seeking schools who are willing to support a trainee on any of our routes in 2015-16. You may have an applicant who currently works for you who you wish to support, or you may be willing to interview other high quality applicants for a position at your school. For more information please contact the ITT Training Manager, Julie Darmody –  or 01582 522121.