Attracting the best teaching talent to the city

By on 16/09/2015 in Cllr Jones, News

Birmingham City Council is pioneering a new way of recruiting teachers in order to attract and nurture the best talent in the profession.

Called the Teacher Talent Team (TTT), it is a partnership between the city council, participating teaching schools, Birmingham Education Partnership and specialist recruitment company Educate.

Good and outstanding teachers with post-qualification experience will be employed on a permanent contract, giving them an opportunity to work at a variety of schools over a three year period, gaining wider skills and abilities. Following the three year period, teachers will have the opportunity to work within one of the participating Birmingham schools on a long term basis.

The team will be a group of like-minded, adventurous and versatile teaching professionals who are keen to work in a diverse city with a rich cultural heritage. Teachers will be provided with a career management package and have a standard career tracker to chart their professional progress.

Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for our next generation of teachers. We’ve taken inspiration from the junior doctor experience to offer teachers a brand new, challenging and varied three-year programme rooted in our unique city.

“Whilst experiencing all that Birmingham has to offer, teachers can identify where their strengths lie, nurture skills that will fast-track their career, and emerge uniquely qualified them for today’s education world. The education landscape is constantly changing and diversifying and this programme will leave teachers brilliantly prepared to deliver excellent education within it.

The council is currently recruiting to the pilot scheme with the first teachers on the team starting in January 2016. Teachers who are interested can contact Educate on 020 3411 1080 or


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