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D6 - Paula Mountford (York) and John Trafford (Huddersfield); Minority ethnic recruitment and retention - lessons from the Teachers for the 21st Century project in Yorkshire and the Humber
 

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    D6 - Paula Mountford (York) and John Trafford (Huddersfield); Minority ethnic recruitment and retention - lessons from the Teachers for the 21st Century project in Yorkshire and the Humber D6 - Paula Mountford (York) and John Trafford (Huddersfield); Minority ethnic recruitment and retention - lessons from the Teachers for the 21st Century project in Yorkshire and the Humber Presentation Transcript

    • Teachers for the 21st Century
      - an example of inter-institutional collaboration and learning
    • Background
      The TC21 Project is run by a consortium of Yorkshire and Humber universities and funded by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) to promote the recruitment of students from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups into Initial Teacher Training.
    • Why collaborate?
      National agenda
      TDA funding
      Need to share good practice
      Complexities of partnership work in PGCE – One HEI – Many schools
      Opportunity to talk and listen
      Creative space
      Collective strength – in financial terms and knowledge
      SED
      OFSTED
    • Challenges:
      Huddersfield:
      Recruitment to undergraduate primary programme
      Quality of some applications received
      Subject portfolio
      M level work and academic skills
      York:
      TDA Targets
      Applications
      Geographical location
      Small numbers
      School expertise/experience
    • Aims of TC21:
      To provide aspirational role models
      To represent the pupil population
      To provide insight, support and counselling
      To facilitate social inclusion
      To promote cultural diversity
      To help combat racism
      • By identifying student teachers from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds
      • By providing help and support to improve recruitment and retention
      • By developing greater links with the community
      • By recruiting Black and Minority Ethnic teachers as mentors
    • Partners
      Bradford College
      University of Huddersfield
      University of Hull & Scarborough Campus
      University of Leeds
      Leeds Metropolitan University
      Leeds SCITT
      Leeds Trinity University College
      University of Sheffield
      Sheffield Hallam University
      York St John University
      University of York
    • Projects:
      • Advice to individual candidates: routes into teaching, qualifications, applications, interviews, experience etc.
      • Discussion forum
      • Conferences and guest speakers
      • School careers events
      • Workshops and talks for colleagues in HEIs and school partners – raising awareness
      • Working with LEAs & other organisations
      • Train to Teach Careers events
      • University Careers fairs
      • Mentoring project
      • Peer Mentoring support
      • Exit interviews
      • Website
      • Brochure
      • Discussions linked to reviewing promotional materials
      • Discussions linked to reviewing programmes, supporting mentors and school partners
    • Limitations:
      Vision – the initial set up
      Collaboration – individual needs
      Size and Scale
      Engaging all partners
    • Indirect influences:
      Men into Primary PGCE
      Disability – Able to Teach
      Communication and advice across institutions
      Literacy Project – Huddersfield and York working with the NS and TDA
      SED
      OFSTED
    • Links:
      http://tc21.org.uk
      http://multiverse.ac.uk
      a.j.trafford@hud.ac.uk
      pm33@york.ac.uk
      S.Raghavan@education.leeds.ac.uk
    • Sudha Raghavan – TC21 Project Officer
      s.raghavan@education.leeds.ac.uk
      Paula Mountford – Director of Initial Teacher Training, University of York
      pm33@york.ac.uk
      John Trafford – Head of Department of Initial Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development, University of Huddersfield
      a.j.trafford@hud.ac.uk