St.Andrews International High School in Blantyre on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with School of Education at Chancellor College to offer the college’s trainee teachers three-months attachments.
After their teaching practice, the trainee teachers may be considered for recruitment if there is a vacancy at the school. The agreement will start in September with two teachers.
St. Andrews head teacher Kieron Smith said the agreement will see the school spreading good teaching practices to different schools and other universities.
He said: “In the school Development Plan, St. Andrews would like to establish itself as a training institution, delivering training to feeder schools and other institutions. It is under this development that the school would like to offer initial teacher training to students from Chancellor College, Polytechnic and other teacher training institutions.”
Previously, students were applying for attachments on their own.
“We are starting with two students this September and later we will be placing a couple of them and those who will perform well will have an opportunity to teach at international and high schools,” he said.
Dean of School of Education at Chanco, Symon Chiziwa, described the agreement as a milestone to the school. n