Eltham College launches programme to attract under-represented groups into teaching careers

Eltham College is proud to announce the launch of its inaugural Teaching Insight Programme, a scheme for people from historically under-represented backgrounds interested in building a career in teaching.

The Teaching Insight Programme at Eltham College is designed for undergraduate students from historically under-represented backgrounds who may be considering a career in teaching. It comprises a three-day placement at the school during term-time and features a range of activities aimed to give participants a taste of the many and different opportunities a career in teaching can offer.

Participants accepted onto the programme will take part in classroom teaching in subjects related to their degree and also working alongside the school’s teachers in co-curricular activities. The inaugural programme will run in June 2022.

Mark Chesterton, Head of Teacher Training and Development at Eltham College, said: “We are really excited to launch our Teaching Insight Programme. While our students come from a wide range of nationalities and cultural backgrounds, we are committed to diversifying our staff body further by recruiting and retaining teachers from historically under-represented backgrounds into the profession so that the teaching community is more representative of the pupils they teach.

“This new programme is one of a number of initiatives we have put in place to help raise awareness of race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage.” Details of the Teaching Insight Programme and an application form can be found here.