Information evening to be held in Inverurie as applications open for aspiring teachers

Inverurie Academy
Inverurie Academy

An information evening will be held for anyone interested in a hugely successful part-time postgraduate course which has helped almost 50 people become primary teachers in Aberdeenshire.

The event will allow aspiring teachers to find out more about the DLITE (Distance Learning Initial Teacher Education) programme.

It will be held from 6.30-7.30pm on Thursday, September 1 in the assembly hall at Inverurie Academy.

This is the fourth year of the DLITE programme which is run in partnership between Aberdeenshire Council and the University of Aberdeen.

Candidates must already have a degree from a recognised university and meet the entry requirements for the university (Higher English and Standard Grade Maths at credit level or equivalent) and need experience working with children in a child care, school or voluntary setting and must either work at Aberdeenshire Council or live in Aberdeenshire.

Those who cannot attend the information evening are invited to contact Margaret Khan at Aberdeenshire Council for application forms by emailing margaret.khan@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.

Successful applicants will begin the course in January 2017, finish in June 2018 and begin as probationers in primary schools in August 2018.

Vice-chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning and Leisure Committee, Cllr Charles Buchan said: “As a former teacher I know firsthand what a rewarding career it is so if you’re thinking about a change in job or just want to find out more, I’d encourage you to go along to the information evening next month.”