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I heard on the radio...

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Landofla, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. Landofla

    Landofla Established commenter

    I heard on the radio that the Gov are giving bursaries for Maths and Languages of up to £25k.

    Does anyone know if a primary teacher, willing to retrain as a secondary languages teacher, would qualify for said bursary? More info regarding how this works would be most welcome.

    Many thanks in advance!
  2. Landofla

    Landofla Established commenter

    I see lots of people just reading and going.

    So I rang them myself. They said it is up to the discretion of the course provider. Guess it would depend on how desperate they are for students?
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  3. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    are they going to handcuff you if you take the bursary?
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  4. Landofla

    Landofla Established commenter

    @blazer Well, the young woman on the phone said they offered the money to encourage people to enter the teaching profession as the career prospects are endless. Shocking.

    Currently they are offering a busary of £25k and also a scholarship of £27.5k. What I want to know now is, is it possible to get both? If so, they can handcuff me all they like!
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  5. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Ironic that they give the trainees more than some qualified teachers get.
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  6. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    I think she meant that they'll keep shifting the retirement age so you never qualify for a pension.
  7. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Of course they are.
    You can teach any subject - and will probably be asked to do so, whatever your specialism. You can work in many schools, because no one else wants to. You could be head - until Ofsted comes and the MAT ships you out.
    And you'll be 'in loco parentis', social worker, mental health diagnoser, terrorist sniffer-out, psychologist, child protection officer.....

    Endless, endless career opportunities.
  8. schoolsout4summer

    schoolsout4summer Star commenter

    Or, Performance Manage you out the door. Same effect though. Greatly reduced pension.

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