Birmingham people encouraged to become teachers

National teacher recruitment drive to visit Birmingham.

A national recruitment campaign is coming to Birmingham to encourage local people to consider joining a unique profession that shapes the lives of the next generation.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the benefits and rewards of teaching can visit the Train to Teach event at the University of Birmingham on Monday 11th November from 4.30pm to 8pm.

Almost 9,000 people attended last year’s events, which are organised across different towns and cities by the national Get Into Teaching campaign, from the Department for Education.The latest recruitment drive is being supported by local teachers who will be on hand to share their experiences of the variety and fulfilment they get from working in modern schools today.

Pic – Adam Fradgley

Abed Ahmed, a Maths teacher at Washwood Heath Academy said, “I’m supporting the campaign because I would like to encourage more people in Birmingham to consider a career in teaching.

“Teaching is such a varied role and there are so many great aspects to it. One of the best parts of teaching for me is seeing your students grow into great people and knowing that you had a part to play in their development.”

Roger Pope, spokesperson for the Get Into Teaching campaign and a National Leader of Education, commented: “It’s a wonderful feeling knowing every lesson shapes a life. As well as the immense satisfaction of witnessing students learn and knowing you are influencing the next generation, teaching enables you to tap into your talents and passion for your subject.

“It also offers some very competitive financial rewards and long-term prospects. Anyone who feels they have the passion and potential to teach should come along to this event in Birmingham.”

At the event, experienced teacher training advisors will be on hand to guide aspiring teachers through the training options and next steps. Representatives from schools and universities that provide teacher training will also be there with insights into how to make a strong application.

Information will be available about the latest financial support people could receive to train, and the opportunities for career progression. You could receive a £26,000 tax-free bursary to train as a teacher and newly-qualified teachers start on a minimum starting salary of £24,000 to £30,000, depending on location.

The free Train to Teach event is being held at the Great Hall, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham, Birmingham RG1 5EX on 11 November from 4.30pm to 8pm. Registration in advance is advisable but visitors can turn up and register on the day.

Applications for teacher training, starting in September 2020, are now open. To find our more and see the range of events being held this term, visit: Get Into Teaching, or call the Get Into Teaching Line on 0800 389 2500.