You can find out more about these unique features below.
Protected time to complete our unique professional award
Provided by King’s College London and the University of Southampton.
As part of the programme, you’ll automatically receive Honorary Research Associate (HRA) status, giving you the opportunity to maintain an independent research profile. It also provides you with an academic network that you can use to work towards the charity’s mission. This could include running university access activities to support your Uni Pathways course, or to help expose your pupils to university-level facilities and resources.
Your HRA status will be awarded by a leading, UK-based university and includes the following features:
On the RIS programme, you’ll receive a competitive funding package while you train and a full salary once you qualify. As you progress through the programme and your career, there will be opportunities to take on departmental or leadership responsibilities, which can increase your earnings. When you’re employed as a teacher, you’ll also be eligible to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. The scheme is amongst the most attractive pension packages available and provides a number of benefits. More on this can be found at www.teacherspensions.co.uk
Maths and physics participants on the salaried route are also automatically eligible for a government-sponsored salary uplift in Years 1 and 2 through the Department for Education’s Chairs Programme.
94% of those who complete the programme remain in teaching
45% of RIS alumni have a leadership role in their school
Gaining Qualified Teacher Status through the RIS programme will allow you to teach in any maintained school in England and Wales and will make it easier to apply for QTS in Scotland or Northern Ireland. Beyond this, many of our ITE providers allow you to also study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) whilst on the RIS programme, providing you with an additional, internationally-recognised qualification.