Nontraditional teaching: Non-graduate teachers on the rise
Good primary school education is key, but teaching is a job for everybody. You can’t expect to be paid super-market wages for sitting behind a desk all day – but you can take time out of the working day and teach.
Going back to school can feel like a weird thing to do after a summer of holidays – especially if your child is not attending school that day. But a bunch of talented and enthusiastic non-graduates can turn out school-ready pupils. What’s the secret?
So where do these ‘unschooled’ folk come from? Are they unemployed teachers? It isn’t quite that simple. No, if you have children in state primary or secondary schools that day, you have a non-degree based recruitment option. And not all of them are working in schools. That is why we decided to look at the last few months data from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Education on the Move programme. We wanted to explore trends in non-graduate non-schools in the UK. We focussed on people who have a university education, but have switched to non-schools teaching.