LOCAL PRIMARY TEACHER CALLS ON PEOPLE IN LONDON TO JOIN THEM IN SHAPING THE NEXT GENERATION
National teacher recruitment drive goes virtual connecting London residents with local teachers and training providers.
People in London are being encouraged to join a virtual careers event to learn more about life as a teacher. The session, part of a national recruitment drive, aims to inspire more people in the region to join a unique profession that helps shape the next generation’s lives.
The free virtual Train to Teach event will take place on Saturday 26th June 2021, from 10 am to 1 pm and will be supported by a local teacher Emmanuel Awoyelu from New Rush Hall School. At the event, primary school teacher Emmanuel will be live on the platform to share his experience and insights, as well as helping others to explore teaching as a career.
The Train to Teach events are part of the national Get into Teaching campaign, which provides a comprehensive programme of support to help graduates become teachers. Last year alone, thousands of aspiring teachers attended a series of face-to-face events. For this academic year and in light of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, events are being hosted online so anyone curious or set on a career in teaching can still speak to current teachers from their area, as well as expert advisers who can help them with training options and next steps.
Reflecting on his career to date, Emmanuel Awoyelu, a primary school teacher at New Rush Hall School in Ilford, London, said:
“I’m proud to be supporting the campaign, and I would encourage anyone who is just starting in the world of work or looking to switch jobs to consider a career in teaching.
“Teaching is such a varied role, from the emotional rewards of making students feel like anything is possible to use your experience to bring lessons to life – no two days are the same. The best part of it for me is seeing that light bulb moment for a child when they’ve grasped something they didn’t understand before.
“The very best part of teaching is the opportunity to be creative to engage children in their learning. From writing poems to dressing up, I surprise myself with how creative I can be every day. This part is just as important for me as it is for my students.
“I know the impact good teachers can have on a child, not just in terms of academic success but in teaching a child the importance of social skills, promoting resilience, self-worth and confidence.”
Roger Pope, a spokesperson for the Get Into Teaching campaign and a National Leader of Education, said:
“It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that every lesson is helping to shape the life of a young person.
“As well as the immense satisfaction of witnessing students learn and knowing you are influencing who or what they might become, teaching enables you to tap into your talents and passion for a particular subject.
“It also offers some competitive financial rewards and long-term prospects.
“Anyone who feels they have the passion and potential to teach should join us for this virtual event.”
To gain access to the online event, people will need to register at least two working days in advance. On the day, upon entering the virtual event platform, we will greet attendees with welcome videos and introductory presentations to give them a flavour of teaching. They can also enter the live marketplace with experienced teacher training advisors, current teachers and local teacher training providers who can answer any questions.
You could receive a £24,000 tax-free bursary to train as a teacher in selected subjects, and newly qualified teachers start on a minimum starting salary of £25,000 to £32,000, depending on location.
Applications for teacher training, starting in September 2021 are now open. To find out more and see the range of virtual events being held this term, visit: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk, or call the Get Into Teaching Line on 0800 389 2500.
Notes to Editors
• For the latest list of bursaries and scholarships available, go to: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-and-salary/overview
• To gain access to the online event, people will need to register at least two working days in advance.
About the Get Into Teaching campaign.
The national Get into Teaching campaign from the Department for Education provides a comprehensive programme of support to help graduates become teachers, providing guidance all the way through the application process.