Selected volunteers will be eligible to claim up to £500 to reimburse flight costs and

up to £100 for interior travel.



4th February 2019

TEP is accepting applications for two volunteer CPD Advisors to join our Phonics Project in Tororo, Uganda, during July - August 2019.


TEP is an organisation committed to improving the quality of primary teaching in eastern Uganda. Our CPD advisors are experienced primary educators, usually with international experience, who provide professional mentorship to primary teachers and help build local networks for sharing effective pedagogies in Tororo.


In response to demand from local teachers, TEP initiated the Phonics Project and in 2017/2018 successfully trained lower primary teachers in 11 schools. The beginning stages of this project were focused on understanding what phonics is and how we teach it, as well as creating a framework for planning.


We are looking for two volunteers who can continue this success and work alongside local teachers and our locally based phonics-instructor to push this project forward.


Through collaborative partnerships with primary schools, TEP is working to promote the sharing of good practices in education in eastern Uganda. 


  • Review current progress of teachers and schools.

  • Deliver a workshop to revise phase 1-3 sounds and how to teach a phonics lesson.

  • Visit schools and work with teachers to create and deliver phonics activities that are both suitable for large, resource deprived classes as well as align with TEP Talk Philosophy.  

  • Lead a meeting of head teachers and phonics instructors on a review of the phonics curriculum and planning framework.

Volunteers would require the confidence and knowledge to adjust plans to suit the learning of the Ugandan teachers.


  • PGCE and confidence in teaching and learning in phonics.

  • Commit to a minimum of 4 weeks in July/August.

  • Flexibility to work in remote areas and prepared to use motorbike taxis for transport.

  • You should be prepared to work proactively with a high level of self-reliance, patience and creativity as well as take initiative in challenging environments.

  • With support and advice from TEP, take responsibility and pay for your own flights to and from Uganda, accomodation, insurance and medical requirements.


  • Successful candidates will be eligible to claim up to £500 to reimburse flight costs and up to £100 for interior travel.


To begin your application, please submit your CV and an attached Cover Letter via email to

SUBMISSION DEADLINE               4th February 2019

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