MERIT aims to raise awareness of the opportunities available to Black or Minority Ethnic BME students wishing to train as a teacher locally and to provide support mechanisms to guide BME students through the application and interview process.
MERIT is a partnership between Gateshead 3-7 SCITT, Newcastle University, North Tyneside SCITT, Durham Secondary SCITT and High Force Education, Shotton Hall SCITT, Carmel College, Redcar and Cleveland Teacher Training Partnership, Stockton SCITT and Sacred Heart SCITT together with the Gateshead Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS).
Sheba Joseph is the MERIT Adviser and she is based at the Dryden Professional Development Centre in Gateshead.
MERIT is a pilot project which aims to:
Raise awareness of the opportunities available to BME students to train as teachers;
Raise awareness of the courses available locally;
Provide support mechanisms to guide BME students in the application and interview process