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Step Into Teaching®

Without teachers there are no other professions and no other profession is as important in moulding the lives of the next generation

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What is Step Into Teaching?

Step Into Teaching is an experience programme for graduates to help choose teaching as their number one career choice.

The programme is designed to provide talented graduates with practical school-based experience that lays the foundations for a long-lasting, successful career.

Step Into Teaching aims to help every learner achieve their full potential, increase the growth of new teachers entering the classroom and raise teacher retention levels.

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Our programme is for all graduates, from all universities, with any degree. All we ask is that you are serious about a career in working with young people, have a can-do attitude and are ready to make a difference in the classroom.

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Our programme offers ITT support across the UK, in all schools, Key Stages and subject areas.

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Inspire the next generation - Take your first step towards becoming a teacher.

We are currently working alongside several school-based ITT providers who offer School Direct, SCITT, Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship and Assessment Only routes to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Together, we will deliver a new approach to school-based teacher training by simplifying the entry process and providing a clear career progression plan.

"Historically at Ormiston Forge Academy we have recruited staff from various routes into teaching. After receiving an initial email from Neil Poole at Step into Teaching, we were keen to set up a meeting to find out more about the graduate programme, and venture into a new route of recruiting teachers. From the start, Neil and his team were extremely approachable and flexible in their approach allowing us to benefit from the services offered by the organisation. We are now 6 months on from the initial meeting and have already worked with various high-quality graduates; recently employing an excellent scientist full time who will be placed immediately onto our Assessment Only programme. We look forward to working with Neil and the team again in the near future."

Steve Hadley

Senior Leader ITT & NPQ Programmes - Ormiston Forge Academy