Teachers for the 21st Century<br />- an example of inter-institutional collaboration and learning<br />
Background<br />The TC21 Project is run by a consortium of Yorkshire and Humber universities and funded by the Training an...
Why collaborate?<br />National agenda<br />TDA funding<br />Need to share good practice<br />Complexities of partnership w...
Challenges:<br />Huddersfield:<br />Recruitment to undergraduate primary programme<br />Quality of some applications recei...
Aims of TC21:<br />To provide aspirational role models <br />To represent the pupil population <br />To provide insight, s...
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 </li></li></ul><li>Partners<br />Bradford College<br />Univers...
Projects:<br /><ul><li>Advice to individual candidates: routes into teaching, qualifications,  applications, interviews, e...
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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

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

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