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Joy as first new teachers complete training programme

Published on 02/07/19

Over 50 new teachers will be heading to classrooms across East Anglia and beyond after being the first to complete the Inspiration Teacher Training programme.

The first cohort from the programme, which launched in September 2018, celebrated achieving Qualified Teacher Status with a ceremony at the Assembly House in Norwich on Friday, June 28.

The trainees spent a year getting hands-on experience in placements across the Inspiration Trust family of primary and secondary schools and its partner schools in East Anglia, alongside subject-specific training at the Trust’s Curriculum Centre in Norwich.

As they received their certificates of completion, programme director Michael Fordham congratulated the trainees on their success and wished them the best of luck in their new careers.

“Teachers shape the world and create the generations of the future,” he said.

“You are going to have an important role in the life of the children you teach. You will work with children who will make you feel proud every day with the work that they do.”

Inspiration Trust chief executive Dame Rachel de Souza concluded the ceremony with a reading of Rudyard Kipling’s inspirational poem ‘If’.

The new teachers will take up roles in primary and secondary schools across the region from September, including at Charles Darwin Primary in Norwich, Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, and Hethersett Academy.

Mr Fordham said: “We’re very proud of our first cohort of trainees: they have all worked hard this year and made a difference to the lives of children in over 20 schools across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

“I am sure they are going to be a great asset to the profession over the coming years.”