Alternative Routes Into Teaching

Welsh Government and the four Regional Consortia are in the process of procuring two new pathways into teaching: a salaried route and a part-time route. With funding available, we are looking for expressions of interest from graduates who might be interested in a career change.

1. Salaried route: the graduate (in the first instance they would likely have a degree in a STEM or shortage subject) will be paid to undertake a 4 term placement where they would experience an incrementally increasing teaching workload throughout, with the support of a school mentor. They would be placed in one school for the whole experience, with school based learning at a ‘teaching’ school.

2. Part-time route: the graduate would gain QTS over 4 - 6 terms, where they would be released from an existing job while still earning a salary, but would be expected to pay fees. They would experience an incrementally increasing teaching workload throughout, with the support of a school mentor. They would be placed in one school for the whole experience, with school based learning at a ‘teaching’ school. 

Expressions of early interest are welcomed. Please contact Sarah Perdue at

Sarah.perdue@erw.org.uk

Please give a brief outline of the nature of your interest and suitability for the alternative route you are interested in. Please be patient about hearing back for some time – a more official application process will be put in place later in the year, but having expressed interest, you will be informed when this is happening directly.