Our exciting programme of foundation day schools, online bitesize courses, events and resources will kickstart or reinvigorate your teaching. Our courses cover everything from lesson plans and setting up workshops to student assessment and surviving OFSTED. Start with our Teach in a Day foundation school, then curate your own curriculum of online courses and complete the units in your own time. We also offer official certification to approve your Independent Teacher status.
After 25 years of training and assessing teachers in post-compulsory education, the TEA team understands the vast array of needs and questions you might have as you begin, or develop, your teaching practice.
WHY is it time for tea?
The way we learn has changed; but the way we teach teachers hasn’t. More and more people are learning new skills outside of traditional educational structures – in workshops, tutorials and courses, at work and in the community, in adult education centres or even online. As a result, there are a growing number of what we call Independent Teachers, or people who would like to start teaching in informal settings.
Yet official teacher training courses, like PGCEs or Cert Eds, are still only geared up for compulsory education. These courses require a significant time and financial commitment. We wanted to set up an alternative way to give Independent Teachers all the skills and materials they need to teach adults in the community.
you’re not alone.
We know how isolating it can be to work on your own in education, without the traditional school staffroom of colleagues to share things with or have a good moan! That’s why TEA is a membership organisation, with our very own TEA Staffroom. Pop in to ask for advice from other TEA members, share tips and inspiring stories, have a giggle, pat yourself on the back or have a rant!
We believe in rediscovering the joy and creativity of teaching. We want to help you overcome fatigue, stress, isolation and other obstacles to love what you do as much as your students do.
are we your cup of tea?
- DO YOU WANT TO TEACH ADULTS BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START?
- DO YOU WANT TO EARN MORE MONEY FROM TEACHING?
- WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR TEACHING TO BE APPROVED BY AN OFFICIAL BODY?
- ARE YOU TIRED OF WORKING ALONE DELIVERING YOUR COURSES?
You might not call yourself a teacher. You might prefer facilitator, tutor, practitioner or instructor. Some TEA members feel they fell into teaching informally or accidentally. But we are all teachers. And our accredited training platform wants to help you feel proud of that.
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