In 2016, EduStaff employed over 600 graduates as Teaching Assistants in our client schools, the majority of whom would progress to various teacher training pathways.
We developed strong collaborative relationships with a number of universities who were keen to recruit our graduate talent, but found there was a huge variance in the quality of teacher training between these providers.Many of our customers were being short-changed.
We decided that we had a key role to play in supporting our graduates throughout their teacher training, as they took their first steps in that challenging profession.
Speaking with our customers, clients and partners, we analysed the various teacher training routes available to schools and graduates and found the following:
We sought to create a pathway that delivered the following features and benefits to schools and graduates:
Premier Pathways is now a permanent fixture on the teacher training landscape, lauded by school leaders, system leaders, local authorities,politicians, think tanks and, most importantly, our current trainees and alumni.
To fully realise our vision for Premier Pathways, we are now focused on scaling up to deliver the pathway to all corners of the UK,connecting graduates of all backgrounds to teaching opportunities in their local communities and providing role models for children.