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Event for anyone considering a career in teaching

ByDave Stopher

Oct 5, 2016

The Inspire, Lead, Teach teacher recruitment campaign is an initiative of the North Yorkshire Secondary School Improvement Board and North Yorkshire County Council, working with the county’s secondary schools to ensure they can recruit and retain teachers effectively and efficiently.

The County Council is committed to supporting schools by equipping them to recruit the talent of the future, and this includes making sure anyone considering a career in teaching has all the information and advice they need to help them make their decision.

A Get into Teaching Event has been organised to give information and guidance to anyone who is thinking about teacher training or would like to find out more about whether being a teacher might be a career option for them. The event will be held at County Hall, Northallerton, on Thursday, 13 October. People can drop in at any time between 1.30pm to 6.30pm to find out about the different options for teacher training.

Teaching school alliances will be present to offer information about school-led training and universities will offer advice on traditional routes, including the post-graduate certificate in education. The County Council’s Adult Learning and Skills Service will also attend to provide information for anyone who wants to train to be a teaching assistant.

County Councillor Arthur Barker, Executive Member for the Children and Young People’s Service, said: “Teaching is a job that offers an opportunity to have a real impact on the futures of young people and the satisfaction that brings.

“To ensure we give a good education to our children and young people we need to ensure our schools have good teachers and are able to fill vacancies. This event will allow anyone who thinks this could be the career for them or is looking for a career change to get information and ask questions without committing themselves.”

Richard Upton, a teacher at St Aidan’s High School, Harrogate, said: “There are a lot of different rewards. One thing I particularly enjoy, that I think a lot of people do, is the buzz you get when you really can see a student getting to grips with a topic and understanding a topic.”

For more information, contact Lauren Copeland at lauren.copeland@northyorks.gov.uk. More information about the Inspire, Lead, Teach campaign can be found at www.inspireleadteach.co.uk.