Leading the way in training

Trainee Teachers from Northumbria University at Morpeth's Chantry Middle School (left to right) Lucy Hyde and Laura Mayhew.
Trainee Teachers from Northumbria University at Morpeth's Chantry Middle School (left to right) Lucy Hyde and Laura Mayhew.
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MORPETH’S academy is leading the way as the Government opens the next round of recruitment in a new teacher-training programme.

King Edward VI School and Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools and Technology Colleges, which make up The Three Rivers Learning Trust, have been designated as lead establishments in the School Direct scheme and they have eight places available.

The initiative is aimed at high-achieving graduates who want to get a head-start in their career by being trained at a top-performing school combined with university study. All three schools have been partnered with the University of Northumbria.

Although unpaid during the teaching period, this year the positions came with bursaries ranging from £5,000 up to £20,000 for those with a first class degree in subjects such as maths, chemistry, physics and modern foreign languages.

Head of School at Chantry and School Direct Lead for The Three Rivers Learning Trust, Steven Johnson, said: “The allocation of training places has been prioritised towards outstanding schools with experience of high-quality teacher training, which is a testament to the hard work in our trust.Now that the application process is open, we are extremely hopeful of recruiting a cohort of outstanding trainee teachers.”

For details about the programme, visit www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching

or www.chantry.northumberland.sch.uk