How Engage is improving the quality of UK education

James Cooper
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The UK has one of the best education systems in the world. Like you, at Engage we care deeply about making a difference to the quality of education provision for children, and we spend as much time as we can not just understanding the roots of global education but helping companies make a difference in the UK system.

What does Engage do?

Teaching and Learning Partnership

This is a unique service which Engage offers to both schools and teachers. The team is made up of former school leaders and excellent classroom practitioners who provide on-site visits and observations, constructive feedback and run free CPD sessions on a variety of topics.

The Teaching and Learning Partnership has made a huge difference to our teachers with their one-on-one training and wellbeing support. Also, 94% of CPD course attendees feel courses enhance their development or practice

Teacher Training Programme

Engage has launched a free (and salaried!) postgraduate programme for people who want to become teachers and make a difference. We have partnered with a top UK university to provide this free teaching qualification. We want to support people who have always had the passion to become teachers and achieve their dream. Engage is here to help recent graduates, career changers and Teaching Assistants become qualified.

The Teacher Training Programme is a two-year salaried route into teaching, where graduates will attain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through flexible learning at great local schools. There are no course fees, and candidates will even earn a salary while gaining hands-on teaching experience. At the end of the course, they will receive an internationally-recognised postgraduate teaching qualification (PGCE).

Engage has also partnered with:

Education Support Partnership

The Education Support Partnership (ESP) are the UK’s only charity providing mental health and wellbeing support services to all education staff and organisations. They support those in early years, higher education and further education as well as schools.

We realise how stressful working in the Educational sector can be so Engage has partnered with the ESP to make sure that all of our teachers feel supported. Engage teachers receive access to their Employee Assistance Programme which provides confidential and free counselling 24/7, access to online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), management support consultation, financial and legal advice and information on local services such as elder care and childcare. We champion this charity and help place them into as many schools as we can.

STEP Physical Literacy

STEP is a unique physical literacy programme that enhances the traditional interventions that we already offer to our schools such as numeracy, literacy, behaviour and 1-2-1 support. STEP tackles the physical barriers to learning that are faced by many young people, enabling them to access quality teaching and learning that is already in place.

Engage are able to recruit and professionally develop support staff who not only make a difference in the classroom but are hand-picked and comprehensively trained to deliver the STEP programme. We have partnered with STEP because we strongly believe that the STEP Programme is a way of empowering classroom assistants to have a direct impact on pupil attainment and development. This is directly in line with our Raising Attainment strategy due to their focus on early intervention and appropriate support.

 

We want to make a difference in what we do, so we do.

If you’re a school which is looking for recruitment solutions or CPD support, or you’re an educator who needs career advice or a new role, Engage is here to help! Give us a call on 0333 800 7800.

 

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