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"I love teaching Computer Science especially the coding and computational thinking. It is so wonderful to see the 'Eureka Moment' when students get their code to run, it is then that they realise they are not just users of technology  - they are now creating it!"

Maria Mason, Computing Teacher Weydon School

Do you...

  • Have a passion for Computer Science and a desire to inspire young people to work hard and succeed at this important subject?

  • Have an innate ability to communicate and relate to young people?

  • Have a positive outlook and the energy and resilience to tackle challenges?

If so, we would love to hear from you!


Entry Requirements

Alongside your passion and drive we require the following qualifications:

  • GCSE (or equivalent) Grade C/4 and above in English and Maths
  • A Level in Computer Science is highly desirable
  • Honours degree 2.2 or above in a relevant subject - we do consider trainees who do not have a degree in Computer Science if you have evidence of strong subject knowledge, experience in a career relating to Computer Science or a strong Computer Science A Level.

How The i2i Training Programme Works

When you start teacher training with the i2i Teaching Partnership, you begin with 3 days in the classroom at your host school and 2 days at your local Training Centre. After the first half term break, this schedule changes to 4 days in the classroom and 1 day at the Training Centre.

Training is divided into Professional Studies and Subject Studies.

  • Professional Studies focuses on more general aspects of teaching such as behaviour management, feedback, mastery and differentiation
  • Subject Studies considers these issues in the context of Computing and supports your learning to teach the complexities of the Computing curriculum.

At your host school you will begin the term by observing teachers teach a range of classes that you may eventually be teaching yourself. You will have opportunities to teach small groups within classes, take small episodes within lessons and gradually build towards taking whole lessons and then a series of lessons.

By Christmas of the first term you will be teaching around 60% of a Newly Qualified Teacher's timetable. Throughout this time, you will have a mentor within your host school. Your mentor will support and coach you, helping you improve and gain confidence. Each week, you will return to your local Training centre for the next phase of training and for an opportunity to reflect on progress.


Next Steps and How To Apply

  • Come and see us to find out more at one of our numerous Events
  • Apply to our School Experience Programme and visit one or more of our schools to observe lessons and chat to current teachers
  • Applying for teacher training in Computer Science need not necessarily be held back due to weaknesses in subject knowledge. You may still be able to train to teach (and be eligible for the bursaries they attract) by building up or refreshing your existing knowledge with a fully funded Subject Knowledge Enhancement Programme. 
  • Find out what Funding and Financial support is available
  • Fill out our Enquiry Form
  • Apply to the i2i programme via Department for Education Apply 
    • Provider code: 24X
    • Programme code: 2XLW

Places on our teacher training programmes are highly sought after and so you should submit your application as early as possible. Our team is here to help you navigate this process and to answer any questions you have. 

Join the i2i team and start your journey to transform, lead and inspire the next generation with us.

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