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1 Teachers for the 21 st Century - an example of inter-institutional collaboration and learning

2 Background The TC21 Project is run by a consortium of Yorkshire and Humber universities and funded by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) to promote the recruitment of students from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups into Initial Teacher Training.

3 Why collaborate? National agenda TDA funding Need to share good practice Complexities of partnership work in PGCE – One HEI – Many schools Opportunity to talk and listen Creative space Collective strength – in financial terms and knowledge SED OFSTED

4 Challenges: Huddersfield: Recruitment to undergraduate primary programme Quality of some applications received Subject portfolio M level work and academic skills York: TDA Targets Applications Geographical location Small numbers School expertise/experience

5 Aims of TC21: To provide aspirational role models To represent the pupil population To provide insight, support and counselling To facilitate social inclusion To promote cultural diversity To help combat racism By identifying student teachers from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds By providing help and support to improve recruitment and retention By developing greater links with the community By recruiting Black and Minority Ethnic teachers as mentors

6 Partners Bradford College University of Huddersfield University of Hull & Scarborough Campus University of Leeds Leeds Metropolitan University Leeds SCITT Leeds Trinity University College University of Sheffield Sheffield Hallam University York St John University University of York

7 Projects: Advice to individual candidates: routes into teaching, qualifications, applications, interviews, experience etc. Discussion forum Conferences and guest speakers School careers events Workshops and talks for colleagues in HEIs and school partners – raising awareness Working with LEAs & other organisations Train to Teach Careers events University Careers fairs Mentoring project Peer Mentoring support Exit interviews Website Brochure Discussions linked to reviewing promotional materials Discussions linked to reviewing programmes, supporting mentors and school partners

8 Limitations: Vision – the initial set up Collaboration – individual needs Size and Scale Engaging all partners

9 Indirect influences: Men into Primary PGCE Disability – Able to Teach Communication and advice across institutions Literacy Project – Huddersfield and York working with the NS and TDA SED OFSTED

10 Links:

11 Sudha Raghavan – TC21 Project Officer Paula Mountford – Director of Initial Teacher Training, University of York John Trafford – Head of Department of Initial Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development, University of Huddersfield

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