Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Rewards of Training for a Career in Teaching; with Tax-Free Financial Support to Train and Attractive Salaries, the Sums Certainly Add Up for New Teachers. and with a Fulfilling Career Path on Offer, the Benefits Don't End There. ADVERTISEMENT PROMOTION

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Rewards of Training for a Career in Teaching; with Tax-Free Financial Support to Train and Attractive Salaries, the Sums Certainly Add Up for New Teachers. and with a Fulfilling Career Path on Offer, the Benefits Don't End There. ADVERTISEMENT PROMOTION

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Tracey Mallatratt is ambitious. She proved this at university in her accountancy degree, and then as an accounts manager, passing her Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) exams. She was well remunerated - but says, "I just didn't feel passionate about my career. I knew I wanted to be a maths teacher." Tracey decided to retrain, gaining her Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Newcastle University in 2010. She now teaches maths and has no regrets.

The transition to teaching took an initial period of adjustment but this was made easier with available financial support and an understanding family.

Today, there is a range of scholarships and tax-free bursaries on offer. Graduates with a 2:1 or a 1st could receive a PS25,000 tax-free scholarship or a PS20,000 tax-free bursary while training to teach secondary maths, physics, or computing.

In addition, there is a 25 per cent premium paid on the bursaries of School Direct trainees whose training is based in a school where more than 35 per cent of pupils are eligible for free school meals. …

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