21 July 2022
Five candidates have been appointed as part of the first Jersey Graduate Trainee Teacher Bursary cohort, which was introduced by the Children, Young People, Education and Skills (CYPES) department earlier this month.
The interview panel included six Grainville students who asked questions about why their subject is important, how they would make the subject engaging, and the candidates’ motivations for becoming a teacher.
Placements will begin in late October, and the successful candidates will train to teach Science, English, Business, and Child Development. The bursary will support trainee teachers to the value of £25,000.
Trainees will be allocated to a department in two local schools for a major and minor placement and will train alongside an experienced teacher with the support of a dedicated Mentor for three school terms.
The next opportunity to apply for teacher training in Jersey will be early 2023. This will offer the employed route into teaching, full time student places, and further bursary funded places for shortage subjects on Island.
Headteacher at Grainville School, Sue Morris, said: “This was a great opportunity for our students to get involved in appointing the Island’s future teachers. They did an excellent job on the interview panel and investigated the candidates’ motivations for becoming a teacher with real insight and challenge.”