National teacher recruitment campaign visits Nottingham next week.
A local teacher has called for more people in Nottingham to help shape the lives of the next generation by choosing a career in teaching, ahead of a recruitment event at the Crowne Plaza Nottingham on Wednesday 17 October.
Sam Oakford, a PE teacher at Bluecoat Aspley Academy, Nottingham, is set to tell visitors to the Train to Teach event about the huge impact that teaching can have and the rewards and opportunities the career offers.
The event, organised by the Get Into Teaching campaign from the Department for Education, is part of a series visiting cities and towns across the country this autumn in support of a national recruitment drive.
Sam, who will be sharing his experiences as a teacher with visitors to the event, said:
“I’m proud to support the campaign and would urge more people in Nottingham to consider a career in teaching.
“Knowing every lesson shapes a life is a wonderful feeling – as a teacher you’re inspiring learning, helping children to stand on their own two feet and opening their eyes to what’s possible.
“My favourite part of the job is being able to interact with the young people on a day to day basis to try to make a difference in their lives.
“I’ve just been promoted to head of year which goes to show that the opportunities for career progression in teaching are excellent.”
Roger Pope, spokesperson for the Get Into Teaching campaign and a National Leader of Education, said:
“The teaching profession is a great way to make your degree, skills and knowledge really count.
“You’ll start on a competitive salary, have the opportunity to progress fast and can work anywhere you want to go, whether that is locally or further afield.
“There are no great schools without great teachers – that’s why we’re always looking for people with the passion and potential to teach. I would encourage anyone looking for a truly worthwhile career to come along to Train to Teach in Nottingham and find out where teaching could take you.”
At the event, representatives from schools and universities that provide teacher training are on hand with insights into how to make a strong application and visitors can get one-to-one advice from current teachers and teaching experts. Information will also be available about the financial support available – you could receive a £26,000 tax-free bursary to train as a teacher.
The free Train to Teach event is being held at the Crowne Plaza Nottingham, Wollaton Street, Nottingham, NG1 5RH on Wednesday 17 October, from 4.30 to 8pm.
Applications for teacher training for next September are now open.
To find out more about what life as a teacher is like, and to register for an event, visit: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk or call the Get Into Teaching Line on 0800 389 2500.