Your quick guide to becoming a teaching assistant

Working in a school provides infinite rewards where you can make a difference. While a teaching career is a popular choice for some, joining a school in a support role suits people wanting different responsibilities. If you are interested in becoming a teaching assistant, turn that dream into a reality by reading our guide on becoming one. 

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Excellence in education recognised at Teach Portsmouth Awards 2022

The city's education professionals took centre stage at Portsmouth Guildhall on Thursday 9 June 2022 for the Teach Portsmouth Awards, hosted by comedian and broadcaster, Shaparak Khorsandi. 

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Long service to education recognised in mini award ceremony

With only weeks to go until the Teach Portsmouth Awards 2022, a surprise award giving outside Portsmouth Guildhall was held to recognise school and college staff who have worked for 20 years or more in the city.

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Meet the sponsor: Mountjoy

In the first of an ongoing series of blogs, we would like to showcase our sponsors who have made the Teach Portsmouth Awards possible. We took some time out to speak with Duncan O'Rourke, building projects director at Mountjoy about why they are sponsoring the community and collaboration award. 

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Portsmouth mum tells families to nominate their teaching heroes

A mum who lives in the city has told Portsmouth to nominate their teaching heroes before time runs out. Teachers, learning support assistants and head teachers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, are being recognised in the Teach Portsmouth people's choice award. 

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Nominate a superstar in the people's choice award

If your teaching hero has gone above and beyond to help you and your family in unique ways, Teach Portsmouth want to know. The people's choice award is now open, welcoming nominations from parents/carers whose children and young people attend a school or college in the city.  

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Top teaching awards return to Portsmouth Guildhall

The city's favourite awards ceremony for teachers, learning support assistants, teams and head teachers return to Portsmouth Guildhall on Thursday 9 June to recognise the immense efforts of colleagues in schools, academies and colleges. The Teach Portsmouth Awards celebrates their achievements and showcases best practice in 10 award categories. 

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Teach Portsmouth webinar inspires next generation of nursery workers

A virtual meet and greet was held with two nursery workers on Monday 17 January during Portsmouth Aspirations Week in the hope of inspiring children, young people and professionals to consider a career in the sector. Teach Portsmouth presents early years education offered delegates information on how to become qualified as a nursery worker alongside progression opportunities available in the city. 

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Councillor Suzy Horton looks back at 2021

2021 has been an unprecedented year for many people. We speak to Councillor Suzy Horton, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education at Portsmouth City Council to talk about teaching in Portsmouth and her personal highlights over the last 12 months.

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Teach Portsmouth updates route finder to help future teachers

Teach Portsmouth's useful route finder tool has recently been updated to include teacher training courses for the academic year 2022 - 2023. Discover the best routes into teaching from training providers in Portsmouth that meet your needs. 

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Webinar: Teach Portsmouth presents early years education

Teach Portsmouth's webinar series returns in the new year to showcase the incredible careers in early years education, in particular nurseries. 

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Teaching jobs of the month - November 2021

Welcome to November's edition of teaching jobs of the month as we round up the latest leadership, learning support and teaching vacancies from schools and academies in the city. The vacancies covered in this post are available on the Portsmouth City Council website. 

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Teaching jobs of the month - October 2021

Welcome to October's edition of teaching jobs of the month as we round up the latest leadership, learning support and teaching vacancies from schools and academies in the city. The vacancies covered in this post are available on the Portsmouth City Council website. 
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Webinar series returns with special educational needs teaching

A webinar for future teachers successfully showcased the rewards of the profession by focusing on special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and the need to support children and young people in the city. Learn more about the different roles available and the skills you need to progress in the profession. 

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Webinar: Teach Portsmouth presents special educational needs teaching

Helping children and young people become the best version of themselves has always been one of teachings greatest rewards. If you are interested in supporting those with additional needs, Teach Portsmouth's next webinar could be for you. 

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Your teaching next steps explained

When you start out on your teaching journey, you might have an idea of what age group you would like to teach, where you would like to live or even the type of teacher you would like to be. Others may not know which is perfectly fine. Read our latest guide that explains the basics of what you need to know when planning your next steps. 

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How do you fund teacher training?

For the right person, teaching provides a rewarding career that changes lives and shapes the next generation of thinkers and doers. Before you start on that journey, you need to know whether you can afford it. Our latest how to guide looks at the funding options for teacher training and the avenues you could take to make your dream a reality. 

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Inspirational head teacher wins people's choice award thanks to local residents

An inspirational head teacher has been recognised by his local community in an annual awards ceremony for teachers with a surprise trophy giving at his school. Local residents have recognised Ashley Howard, head teacher at Highbury Primary School for his efforts to support pupils and their families during the pandemic. 

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Winners revealed at Teach Portsmouth Awards Live ceremony

A virtual awards ceremony in Portsmouth for the city's superstar teachers, support teams and head teachers has revealed the winners in 8 award categories on Thursday 8 July. This year's event was hosted by broadcaster Reverend Richard Coles through Zoom video conferencing. Over 180 colleagues joined the digital event as we celebrated the achievements of everyone. 

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Teaching jobs of the month - June 2021

Welcome to June's edition of teaching jobs of the month as we round up the latest vacancies from the Portsmouth City Council website. This monthly series of blog posts introduces readers to the latest leadership, learning support and teaching vacancies in the city.

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