Trainee PE teachers from the region are set to benefit from a pioneering local education partnership.
The Education Network has joined forces with the North East Partnership SCITT to support the development and employment of the next generation of outstanding physical education (PE) teachers.
The new partnership between The Education Network and the North East Partnership SCITT (school-centred initial teacher training) will support 37 trainee PE teachers from September 2015 and help them into full time employment in schools once qualified.
The North East Partnership SCITT offers training for students wishing to pursue a career in secondary PE teaching using a practical, real-world approach.
The course is delivered by a consortium of 30 local secondary schools covering nine local authorities across the North East of England.
Kevin Gill, managing director at The Education Network, said: “We are committed to helping raise the standards of education through innovative partnerships and are therefore delighted to join forces with the North East Partnership SCITT to support the training and development of a new generation of outstanding PE teachers.”