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Now open for 2013 Scholarships
There are currently shortages of very well qualified mathematics teachers at a number of levels of secondary education. We need more inspirational teachers at every stage and level from Key Stage 3 to age 19, and for each ability cohort at each stage. The RSS strongly supports the aspiration that all students should continue their mathematical education until they finish secondary school, and these extra years of learning mathematics will also require additional teachers to complete their education.
We aim to award around 150 scholarships to candidates that we believe will become excellent teachers and leaders of mathematics teaching in the future subject to gaining a place on a recognised English Initial Teacher Training Course and who meet the criteria to study and reside in the United Kingdom.
Applicants should demonstrate appropriate subject skills and attitudes to teaching, coupled with a strongly-developed capability to explain challenging concepts to students and to identify and rectify misconceptions and lack of understanding. It is expected that applicants will have at least first degrees (First or 2.1) and appropriate mathematical knowledge and skills demonstrated by at least an A level (A* to B Grade) or equivalent mathematical experience. In all cases applicants will be expected at least to value the subject and understand its major importance to the UK economy and make a commitment to teaching in England.
Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships Package
The DfE already offer bursaries of £20,000 to graduate entrants to ITT training with a First, and £15,000 to those with a 2.1. Any successful scholars would not be entitled to the bursary in addition to the scholarship so what additional benefits does the scheme bring?
• Formal recognition of your abilities and teaching potential
• Early career support and networking
• Membership of a scholarship community of practice
• Opportunities to engage with the mathematical and statistical education debate
• Free/reduced cost membership of the Royal Statistical Society, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the London Mathematical Association and Mathematics in Education and Industry
• Free or discounted journals and newsletters
• Free/reduced cost attendance at professional body conferences and events and access to resources
Further details regarding the benefits of the scheme can be found here.
THIRD ROUND OF APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN: DEADLINE 21 APRIL 2013
For more information on the application process, how to apply and eligibility go to the application page. As a prospective trainee teacher you are strongly encouraged to register with the Teaching Agency (TA).
Please note that there will be further applications rounds throughout the academic year.
The Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships are run in partnership with the Teaching Agency and therefore are only available for eligible initial teacher training programmes in England.