Graduate Teacher Benefits

Two years ago, I took the risky step of employing twenty graduates into positions across my school. They managed the pupil referral centre, worked in the pastoral department, acted as learning assistants and behaviour mentors and supported pupils with examination preparation and small group intervention work.

We allocated the graduates one period of staff cover each day. Meaning that with twenty graduates at hand we could cover, if needed, up to four members of teaching staff per day without bringing in any outside agency workers. As you can imagine, the supply budget reduced to near zero.

They paid for themselves.

However, the benefits were not just financial. High quality people employed by the school, who knew the children and were familiar with the systems and procedures, became a major contributor to the schools rapid improvement and a decrease in parental complaint.

This additional school staffing also allowed for flexibility at crucial times in the school calendar. Extra resources could be channelled into exam invigilation, providing staffing for extracurricular activities and support for those students who were struggling on a 1:1 basis.

As the graduates gained in confidence, they were keen to take on additional responsibilities. Some covered lunchtime supervision or ran extra-curricular activities. Others who had worked in subject areas took on long term supply positions and in turn began teacher training courses the following year.

I now have the privilege of working with graduates first hand as they train to become fully qualified teachers. The thing that always strikes me most when you source and place the correct graduate into a suitable school is how committed, diligent and ambitious they are. They really want to make a difference to young people’s lives. They build long lasting relationships and contribute to keeping difficult students on track.

Finding graduates that fit schools is not easy. By trawling graduate fairs and placing online ads a high number of candidates make enquiries and register, but not all are appropriate. We want graduates joining our industry who are passionate about becoming teachers for the right reason and not just because they cannot find an alternative profession or just to pay bills.

At Castles Education, we have designed a two-year graduate training programme, which has the sole intention of providing schools with a constant talent pipeline.

Grow your own teachers.

How many secondary schools are not looking for English, Maths and Science teachers on an annual basis? How many primary schools have a readymade placement for a maternity cover or unexpected resignation? I encourage schools to plan further ahead with staffing and consider a graduate two-year placement. In Year 1 the candidates sample school life, build up their experience and CVs and immerse themselves in teaching and learning strategies. In Year 2 they take on a substantial teaching load, complete an online portfolio providing evidence towards the teaching standards and when appropriate take a QTS assessment.

Benefits for schools

  • A flexible cover solution, which significantly reduces costs
  • Designed to meet the requirements of any school
  • The ability to plan and staff your curriculum for the future
  • Creating staff stability and a constant pipeline of graduates who will become trained teachers, matching your expectations and school ethos
  • Substantially reduce recruitment costs and human resource time

Be ahead of the game by engaging highly qualified, intelligent and committed graduates.

Let us source the best graduates who are passionate about becoming teachers and improving the lives of young people.

To find out more about growing your own teachers by employing graduates in your school contact Dean or Colin on 0161 914 9185.

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"Castles Education are a great agency. The staff there are very professional. Kim and Annabel are two lovely people who are always ever so helpful. I highly recommend working for these guys,they have helped me take my first step into teaching after graduating."
Paul Downing
Graduate Teaching Assistant