The teachers, on successful completion of their degree, or equivalent professional course, and after gaining Qualified Teacher Status, were required to complete a year’s induction in school before receiving the General Teaching Council Induction Certificate.
Leader of Merton Council, Councillor David Williams and Merton Council’s chief executive, Ged Curran, awarded the teachers with their certificates while pupils from William Morris Primary School made a song and dance of the occasion and performed a few special numbers to celebrate the teachers’ achievements.
Around 80 newly qualified teachers recently finished their induction in the borough and Councillor Williams has high hopes for their future, and for future education in Merton.
Leader of Merton Council Councillor David Williams said: “I am delighted so many teachers have qualified in Merton this year. Their dedication is matched by the council’s investment in their future and the future of the pupils they will teach.
“We hope that many of these new teachers will continue their professional development here in Merton and help us to build on the successful improvements we’ve seen in our schools to date.”