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Smart Partnerships for Primary School Teacher Development in Gauteng

New funding partners 


Thuto Trust recently concluded a five-year tripartite agreement with the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) and the Department of Basic Education (DBE), to offer full bursaries to thirty-five eligible B.Ed. students, to participate in the Thuto Trust teacher development programme at Primary School level. This is an exciting addition to the Thuto Trust programme and facilitates the inclusion of public schools to Thuto’s network of host schools in Gauteng, this being a fundamental component of the Thuto Trust strategy.

The internship partnering schools have already been identified in District 12, Johannesburg West, the 20 students have been placed, and we are ready to launch the programme. 

Watch this space for an official launch announcement!


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Teacher Development

New and expanded partnerships

We are extremely excited about the addition of several new partner schools, bringing our total network of partner schools to thirteen. We are grateful for our ongoing relationships with St John’s College, Roedean School, St Peter’s Prep School and Streetlight Schools all of whom continue to successfully host our full-time internship students. Our new school partners include four private schools and five public schools. The private schools are Redhill School, Kyalami and Beaulieu Preparatory Schools as well as Beaulieu College.

As part of our recent partnership with the Department of Basic Education and the Gauteng Department of Education, we have added five new public schools to our list of eight partner schools. These schools include Makhoarane Primary School, Nkone Maruping Primary School, Palesa Primary School, Princess Primary School and Vezokuhle Primary School, all from District 12 in Johannesburg West.

The process of continuously growing our network of partner schools encapsulates our ethos of excellence through collaboration, and assures our students participating in our teacher development programme of exposure to the best public and private schools. This practical experience throughout their studies prepares our teacher interns for a successful teaching career in which they can be confident and effective teachers across diverse school environments.


Our students ... our pride!

At the end of 2020, four of our students graduated, completing the Thuto Trust teacher development programme, together with the two-year Post Graduate Certificate Education (PGCE). They are the first Thuto Trust students to complete the two-year PGCE programme. (Two students graduated in 2018 and two more in 2019, completing a one-year PGCE as part of the Thuto Trust teacher development programme.) It is with great pleasure that we can announce that three of the four 2020 graduates have already been employed - two as teachers in the math and science department at Roedean School and one as a junior biochemistry lecturer at North West University. Two Thuto Trust PGCE interns will be completing the programme at the end of 2021, and eight B.Ed. interns will complete this year as well.

Thuto Trust is funding 57 students in 2021 - we aim to more than double the total number of students participating in our Teacher Development Programme in 2022. This year’s cohort includes 50 B.Ed., five PGCE and two honours students, all of whom have been placed at our partner schools for their full-time internship.

Thuto Trust Newsletter 2021 First Edition

Thuto Trust continues to make a difference to the face of education

 Thuto newsletter 2021

The Thuto Trust Newsletter (first edition 2021) shares our latest teacher development programme success stories, new partnerships, and value adds to our student psycho-social development programme.

We are also excited to share our recent new co-funding partnership with the DBE and GDE and the addition of five public schools; a total of thirteen partner schools.

Read or download the newsletter and find out how your financial contribution can make a difference in the development of our future teachers.


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