Step To Teaching

Graduate Internship Programme

EES for Schools is delighted to offer another year of the Step to Teaching programme which is intended to support schools in attracting talented interns. This service is available to all primary, secondary and special schools.

Recognising the need for an additional route for graduates to experience school life before committing to a Teacher Training programme, involvement in this programme is ideal if you are considering School Direct or SCITT placements.

How does it work?

  • interns are employed by the school for a maximum of one year, term time only
  • schools provide a mentor to ensure the intern has a clear role and development plan
  • a shared training programme is provided by the school and EES for Schools
  • EES for Schools provides support with marketing, recruitment, assessment and initial induction
  • schools support their interns with applications for School Direct or SCITT

Pay and conditions

Interns are contracted to the school on Grade 1 SCP 6 for 25 hrs p/w term time only (£8,499 pa - £15,014 FTE), with the expectation of additional voluntary work to enhance their learning. Please note the salary is subject to change - NJC Pay Spine Review.

If you think your school would benefit from being part of the Step to Teaching programme, please complete the expression of interest form below.

Download the additional information for schools here.
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Information for graduates can be found here.

Expression of Interest Form

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