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DfE: Teacher Recruitment Bulletin (February 2023)

16 February 2023


Welcome to the February edition of the Teacher Recruitment Bulletin from the Department for Education (DfE).


1. Applications now open for Languages Teacher Training Scholarships

2. Free Professional Development Brochure

3. Teaching Vacancies update: New Teachers Campaign

4. International Qualified Teacher Status (iQTS) update

1) Applications now open for Languages Teacher Training Scholarships

Are you a language teacher training provider?

The British Council is offering Language Teacher Training Scholarships of £27,000 per year for French, German and Spanish trainees. Scholarships are available for teacher trainees who have secured a place with an initial teacher training (ITT) provider for the 2023/24 academic year by September 2023.

Please share this opportunity which could support your future trainees with valuable funding and continued professional development. The deadline for the British Council’s first application round is 28 February 2023. Further dates will be advertised on the British Council website.

Scholarships are also available in Physics, Chemistry, Computing and Maths.

For further information about Languages Teacher Training Scholarships please visit: https://www.britishcouncil.org/education/he-science/opportunities/ltts

For further information on other scholarship programmes please visit: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-and-support/scholarships-and-bursaries

Languages Teacher Training Scholarships contact email: LanguagesTeacherTrainingScholarships@britishcouncil.org

2) Free Professional Development Brochure

Fully-funded National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) provide training and support for teachers and leaders and help deliver improved outcomes for young people.

Read our free NPQ Course Prospectus to learn more about the qualifications that are available, their benefits, and the support available to organisations across the sector:

You can also listen to teachers’ experiences of taking an NPQ:

For information, support, and advice about how to sign up, please visit:

3) Teaching Vacancies update: New Teachers Campaign

Teaching Vacancies’ direct marketing campaign to trainee teachers has gone live! Engagement with the campaign has been high and many trainee teachers have already signed up for job alerts.

Please continue to support Teaching Vacancies by telling your students about the service.

Posters and other marketing materials are available; please email william.bourke@education.gov.uk for more information.

You can find the Teaching Vacancies page here:

4) International Qualified Teacher Status (iQTS) update

On Tuesday 24 January 2023, DfE approved additional ITT providers to deliver international qualified teacher status (iQTS) training for the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

The additional providers are:

· Edge Hill University

· Liverpool John Moores University

· National Institute of Teaching and Education (part of the Coventry University Group)

· Plymouth Marjon University

· Tes

· University of Buckingham

· University of Portsmouth

· University of the West of England

Our policy paper and iQTS ‘Get Into Teaching’ page have both been updated with the full list of iQTS providers who will now be delivering the programme.

Policy paper: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-qualified-teacher-status-iqts/introducing-the-international-qualified-teacher-status-iqts-pilot

iQTS ‘Get Into Teaching’ page: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/iqts.

Interested trainees and international schools can get in touch with the iQTS providers or the iQTS team if they have any specific questions at: iqts.policy@education.gov.uk

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