Fancy Being a Teacher?

The gov has announced a new partnership which will see people being able to train as secondary school teachers on the island from September.

This comes after it was announced 22 teachers have resigned from their posts and are due to leave their jobs in August.

The International Qualified Teacher Status Programme is being delivered in partnership with Warwick University.

Five spaces will be available for budding teachers in the subjects of English, maths and science in the one year pilot scheme, with fees being fully covered by DESC.

Students will be placed in a secondary school to gain practical classroom experience and will be mentored by DESC staff, whilst engaging in digital sessions run by Warwick University tutors. Those who complete the course will receive the International Qualified Teacher Status (IQTS) award, which is equivalent to the English Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Education Minister Julie Edge said: ‘This is an exciting development, which supports the delivery of the Island Plan by providing residents with the opportunity to train as teachers on the Isle of Man, supported by our own qualified DESC staff. 

‘This programme is a great opportunity for residents to gain a nationally recognised teaching qualification and open up a new career. It will also help the DESC to develop teaching capacity on the island.’

People can contact iQTSapplications@sch.im for more information and if successful, the DESC will look to continue and expand the training programme in 2023.