£15K grant available for the next generation of maths and physics teachers


The brightest and best maths and physics students have a new route into teaching. Called the Future Teaching Scholars programme, qualifying students will receive a £15k grant during their university studies, as part of this new initiative from the Education Development Trust and Department for Education.

In September 2015, figures from UCAS showed that applications to teacher training courses had shrunk by 9%, with maths and physics places being particularly hard to fill. This prestigious programme will help encourage exceptional students into the profession.

As well as the £15k grant, successful applicants to the programme will also receive:

• A guaranteed place on an initial teacher training (ITT) course after graduation
• Support while they study
• Opportunities to take part in national and regional events related to teaching
• Links with other Future Teaching Scholars
• One-to-one support in finding their first teaching job
• Opportunities to get involved in research to improve maths and physics teaching
• A pre-ITT course the summer after they graduate
• Exciting school-based activities during their undergraduate years

Registration for the programme ends at midnight on 15th January 2016.

For more information, see the Future Teaching Scholars website: https://www.futureteachingscholars.com/

January 2016

Professional Development Today