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Future Teachers Programme

  1. Cover Supervisor
  2. Durham
Date posted : 21/09/23
  1. Full Time
£77 - 90 per day + CPD training

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Introducing Teaching Personnel’s Future Teachers Programme

Teaching Personnel’s Future Teachers Graduate Scheme is a programme created to assist graduates across a number of subjects considering a career as a secondary school teacher in the future. The unique scheme assists graduates local to the County Durham area to gain invaluable school-based experience prior to securing Initial Teacher Training Programme or gaining a place on a PGCE course.

The FTP involves working in one of our partner secondary schools as both a Learning Support Assistant and Cover Supervisor on an up to 12-month placement prior to starting your Teacher Training the following year. In some cases, the successful applicant will be put through their training within the same school or alternatively they will begin their PGCE independently with a potential job waiting for them upon their return.

For firsthand accounts on our FTP, please follow the link below to see what some of our successful Future Teachers thought of their experience:


Currently Recruiting for after October half-term 2023

Teaching Personnel currently have multiple places available when the school’s return after October half-term 2023 at various client schools across the County Durham region. This programme is for graduates with degrees in English, Maths, Science, Humanities or languages with placement schools based across Durham and Consett. 

*Applicants must have completed their degree by August 2023 and be looking to pursue a career in secondary education*

What is the Future Teachers Programme?

The FTP is designed to help address the teacher shortages across England & Wales by attracting and supporting bright, proactive graduates who are looking to pursue a career in teaching, but wish to gain practical experience before enrolling into formal Teacher Training.

How does it work?

Successful graduates who begin our Future Teachers programme will take on a variety of responsibilities within one of our client schools, whereby you will be required to support pupils within your subject specialism department. This will be a full-time role within your allocated school where you will undertake a variety of tasks and activities that will give you a good understanding as to the role of a teacher. A significant proportion of these tasks and activities will also benefit your subject knowledge as you will focus on raising pupil attainment, supporting special needs pupils, covering classes, assisting with the planning and preparation of lessons and delivering small group tuition sessions.


This is a paid opportunity whereby you will have the opportunity to earn (£1500 - £1700 per month) whilst learning and building the essential skillset to become a successful teacher for the future.

Applicant requirements

All applicants are required to have completed their degree, with the school looking to recruit graduates across all subject areas, with particular focus on; English, Maths, Science, History, Geography and MFL. To be successful in gaining a position on our Future Teachers Programme, you will be passionate about becoming a secondary teacher in the future and must be able to commit to the programme on a full-time basis (Monday – Friday, 8.15am – 3.30pm, or similar) from November 2023 to Summer 2024.

For immediate consideration to our Future Teachers Programme please see an updated CV to Matthew, via the link below. 

For further information on this programme and unique opportunity please contact the Tyne Tees Secondary branch using the details below.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQ’s on the Teaching Personnel website for details.
All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.
Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.
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