Researchers in Schools (RIS) recruits and places high-calibre candidates – those with excellent communication, interpersonal and research skills – to train and then work as teachers in non-selective state schools through a bespoke initial teacher training programme (ITTP) that is exclusive to researchers who have completed, or are finishing, their doctorate. We are currently accepting applications from candidates to begin training in September 2014.
The RIS Programme: The RIS programme is a salaried, two-year teacher training programme that supports trainees to achieve QTS, complete their NQT year and ultimately become highly effective classroom teachers. The first year of the programme is a training year – delivered by an OFSTED rated ‘Outstanding’ teaching school – that sees trainees achieve QTS through a structured programme of school based training sessions, lesson observations, supernumerary teaching and independent teaching. Furthermore, trainees will complete a unique professional development programme, including opportunities to conduct and disseminate research. The second year of the programme sees the newly qualified teachers complete the full requirements of their NQT year, but through a reduced timetable that also provides time to promote research and champion university access within schools, including the choice of carrying out their own academic research project or studying for master’s credits.
Further information can be found here