Call for aspiring teachers to join Train to Teach roadshow.
A Birmingham teacher is encouraging people with the passion and potential to teach to attend the Train to Teach roadshow when it visits Edgbaston Stadium on Saturday, 19 November.
Rosie Ayub, who teaches at Colmore Junior School, Colmore Road, Birmingham, will be at the event, talking to potential recruits about the rewards and opportunities a career in teaching offers. She said: “Teaching is a fantastic career choice. As a teacher you are changing young people’s lives for the better, inspiring them to fulfil their potential and realise their ambitions. I love going home knowing I’ve made a real difference.
“If the idea of a teaching career sparks your interest, then come to the Train to Teach roadshow in Birmingham and we’ll tell you more. The roadshow is a brilliant place to get all of your questions answered if you are thinking of starting teacher training.”
Visitors to the event, organised by the National College for Teaching and Leadership, will be able to meet representatives from schools and universities that provide teacher training, gain insights into how to make a strong application, and receive one-to-one advice from current teachers and teaching experts.
The event will also showcase the financial support available and provide information on the competitive starting salaries, as well as the rewards that teaching has to offer. To help attract the best and brightest people with the potential to be exceptional teachers, tax-free bursaries and scholarships are now available in a range of subjects. For example, trainees in physics can receive a bursary or scholarship of up to £30,000 tax-free while they train. Scholarships worth £27,500 are also on offer for chemistry, computing, geography, maths and modern foreign languages.
Roger Pope, Chair of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, an executive agency of the Department for Education that provides a comprehensive programme of support for aspiring teachers, said: “Good teachers are in demand and there are excellent employment prospects. The generous bursaries and scholarships available this year mean more talented graduates will be able to teach the subject they love.
“This event in Birmingham isn’t only for new graduates – every year, we see people from other sectors switching to teaching, bringing a wealth of experience to help inspire the next generation.”
Applications for teaching training are now open and popular courses fill up fast. The free Train to Teach event is being held at Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston Road, Birmingham, B5 7QU from 10am–4pm. Registration in advance is advised by going to https://traintoteach.education.gov.uk/sign-up. Participants can also register on the day.
To find out more about what life as a teacher is like, visit: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk or call the Get Into Teaching Line on 0800 389 2500.
The event is also open to qualified teachers who are interested in returning to teaching. Anyone considering returning to teaching, can access support on 0800 085 0971.