Why Grad2Teach?

We are a salaried initial teacher training provider and graduate programme

TRAINING NETWORK

It's hard to predict the needs of your school in advance. That's why Grad2Teach acts as a network hub - linking schools and sharing trainees.

TRAINEE DAYS

For many of our partners we organise termly events where our partner schools have the chance to meet the brightest and best of our new trainees. With graduate recruitment it's often best to hire for attitude over experience - you can't see this on a CV.

FLEXIBILITY

The Grad2Teach Programme is designed to fit around the School's needs. There are no restrictions on timetable or role for Phase One. 

With three entry points in the year too, we're set up to train the teachers that you need when you need them. 

We pride on working with schools to make our programme work for them, not the other way around.

EXPERIENCE LED 

At Grad2Teach we believe that teachers learn as much as they teach in the classroom.  With this in mind we have maximised the amount of time our trainees spend in your school. 

Our Courses

Phase One is infinitely flexible because we understand that some applicants apply for our programme and already possess a wealth of experience as unqualified teachers or that they were qualified outside of the UK, while others hold a term’s worth of experience or expertise within their subject. 

Essentially, some trainees will be ready to hit the ground running, while others will need to take a slower and more staggered approach. Phase One allows you to be eased in, before you take on the additional responsibility of their PGCE, apprenticeship or the assessment-only route. 

Before applying to you MUST HAVE: An Honours degree – this can be any subject. At least a term of experience working in a mainstream school. This can be through an agency or direct employment and in either primary or secondary setting [applicants with voluntary experience, but no employed experience, may still be considered, depending on what this experience consisted of. 

Most of our Phase Two trainees enrolle on a salaried PGCE in partnership with National institute of Teaching and Education (NITE), while teaching no fewer than 12 hours a week, indepentantly. With three entry point in the year Grad2teach and your partner school can be certain that you're begining the PGCE at the right time for you! This has led to a 100% pass rate for our Phase Two trainees. 

As the PGCE pathway does not suit all of our trainees we also offer an apprenticeshipand an assessment- only route, depending on your existing experience and what is more suitable for you and your school. 

Some trainees with substantial teaching experience may be fast-tracked straight onto Phase 2 of our programme, if their school agrees that they are ready.  

Before Phase Two (PGCE) you we will need: A GCSE in English, Science and Mathematics grade C/4+ 

Grad2Teach make our trainees like good BBQ – low and slow.  For some trainees this can mean as little as a term on Phase One – for others, it can mean up to three. However, in some cases, trainees will meet the criteria to join our Fast Track programme. Fast Track applicants will need: 

A relevant Honours degree in their chosen subject.

Hard copies of their GCSE’s certificates in English and Maths C/4+. Primary applicants will also need Science.

At least a term’s worth of experience working in a full-time teaching role including planning, marking and assessment.

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Meet the Team

At Grad2Teach, our mission is to empower aspiring educators with a transformative and salaried teacher training experience that not only equips them with essential skills but also fosters a profound passion for teaching. Grad2Teach was born out of a shared commitment to revolutionise teacher training and elevate the teaching profession.

Our Commitment:
At Grad2Teach, we are committed to providing a comprehensive and immersive training experience that goes beyond the conventional methods. Our program not only focuses on pedagogical skills but also emphasises the development of empathy, cultural competence, and innovative teaching approaches.

Grad2Teach - how it works: 

Chris Kinread

Chris Kinread

Director
Alex Braithwaite

Alex Braithwaite

Course Manager
Michelle Ellis-Tipton

Michelle Ellis-Tipton

Teaching and Learning Lead
Simona Glonci

Simona Glonci

Partnerships Coordinator
Ally Burrell

Ally Burrell

Partnerships Coordinator
Anna Da Conceicao

Anna Da Conceicao

Partnerships Coordinator