ROLL-OUT PLANS FOR JANUARY 2021
We’re excited to announce that more than 700 applicants have enrolled for our 2021 Fellowship programme. We have extended our due date slightly to accommodate more teachers into our system. This will be our focus until 4 November when the final stage of the application extension will close.
We will integrate our 100 Fellows/students into their classes by the end of January 2021 when schools reopen for term 1. These 100 students will be enrolled in their PGCEs and those without a teacher-qualification will be enrolled in December and January. As teacher-assistants in 2021, these 100 Fellows will also be introduced in their schools and communities. “Our students will receive training in basic teacher-practice with partners who will develop their leadership skills, social impact and personal development. These skills will be developed in-depth, throughout the second year in 2022”, says David Oliphant, co-founder of Teach the Nation.
We’re delighted to welcome the team that will be steering our movement. Amongst them is a director of training, a director of development, a director of talent aquisition and seven coaches, that will guide and assist our 100 Fellows, as part of our team of experts. The chosen candidates who will form the 100 Fellows will be welcomed in November.
In December and January the Summer Institute will take place and guide the Fellows into their schools and communities in rural and township areas. These areas include Khayelitsha, Manenberg, Mitchells Plain and the Winelands of the Western Cape.