Dlite as new teachers graduate
ELEVEN Highland students have graduated thanks to a joint partnership. Aberdeen University has collaborated with the Highland Council to offer an 18-month distance learning post-graduate diploma in education (PGDE) (Primary) Programme.
The Distance Learning Initial Teacher Education (DLITE) PGDE programme completed its second session last month (June), with students starting their probation year in August.
Another eight students began the third phase of DLITE in January this year, and will qualify in June 2017.
Dr Yvonne Bain, University of Aberdeen said: ‘The University of Aberdeen is keen to continue building on the positive partnership with Highland Council in order to retain and develop opportunities for teacher education through initiatives such as DLITE.
DLITE PGDE Primary graduates: from left: Bill Alexander, director of care and learning, Jessica MacLennan, Siobhan Millar, Yvonne Stoddart, Elizabeth Fuller, Sara Riach, Roddie Jamieson, Ann Stewart, Melanie McKay, Nicola Cope, Catriona Smith and Louise Chisholm.