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Rasczak's Roughnecks go AWOL

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Vince_Ulam, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter


    Troops to Teachers scheme questioned as figures show just a fifth of trainees qualified

    'A controversial scheme to encourage former soldiers and other service personnel to train as teachers has resulted in just 20 per cent of trainee veterans qualifying since its launch.

    The Troops to Teachers programme had 144 trainees begin the programme but only 28 have completed it since 2014.

    The scheme is aimed at those who leave the services without degrees. Inspired by a similar programme in the US, it offers two years of school-based training, leading to qualified teacher status and a foundation degree. Trainees are paid between £13,000 and £16,000.

    To date, £4.3 million has been spent on the programme, the majority of which has been “initial, one-off start-up costs”. The Department for Education (DfE) has previously said it had up to £10 million to spend on the programme.

    (Schoolsweek.co.uk, 18th February 2016.)
  2. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Surprise, surprise.
  3. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Who would have guessed.
  4. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    For anyone who hasn't got the cinematic reference, try this:

  5. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter

    "speaking in perfect accent-free English..."

    • What is "accent-free English" except "English in an accent which I approve of and/ or do not notice ?
    • What exactly (snobbery apart) is this supposed to convey ?
  6. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    It's not snobbery. Somebody used it in reply to me intending affront. It didn't work.
  7. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter


    Unfortunately not everyone who fights can teach. Many who teach do quit.

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