A brand new webinar series set to inspire future teachers launches on Wednesday 4 November from 4pm to 5pm as Teach Portsmouth presents routes into teaching. Two newly qualified teachers from Portsmouth join Councillor Suzy Horton, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education at Portsmouth City Council for lively discussion and insight into teacher training. 

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Every year, organisations celebrate World Teacher Day to recognise the efforts of teachers, support staff and leaders in education. With COVID-19 impacting our day to day lives, this year's theme focuses on the resilience of teachers around the world and their amazing achievements.

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Regardless of who you are and your background, what eligibility criteria must you meet to become a teacher? While training providers may have specific requirements, you will always need the basics to start your teacher training journey.

From the right qualifications to the knowledge you need, there are some basic eligibility requirements you must have to become a qualified teacher in England.

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After the successful launch of the news hubs in June, we're pleased to introduce the all-new Teach Portsmouth newsletter. A monthly communication packed full of inspirational stories, interviews and information from Portsmouth's teaching heroes.

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Since July, we've been asking families in Portsmouth to share their words of thanks for the city's teachers, support teams and senior leaders who have supported them throughout the pandemic. We've chosen some of our favourites to share with you.

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Becoming a teacher is rewarding experience but it doesn't have to be an expensive one. Depending on what route or subject you take, you could benefit from teaching bursaries, loans and scholarships of up to £28,000. Discover what financial support you could gain when you train to teach. 

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In June, UCAS revealed a 12% increase in teacher training applications nationally. As applications for teaching training begin to close, we take a look at three newly qualified teachers in the city who have been an inspiration to their communities. 

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As the summer holidays officially begin, Portsmouth's school pupils and their families are being invited to say thanks to the teachers and school staff who have supported them throughout lockdown.

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You might be wondering what's happening with the Teach Portsmouth Awards 2020. The Teach Portsmouth team have been working hard to find a way to put on the event however we've had to make some changes in light of COVID-19. 

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With initial teacher training providers continuing to recruit for September, we've asked them to share their top tips to get you 'teacher' ready as you prepare for application and interview success. 

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We've been blown away by inspirational accounts of teachers supporting keyworker and vulnerable children during this time in Portsmouth. To celebrate the amazing work which is happening locally, we've interviewed graduates from training providers to inspire you into teaching.

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How do I get work experience in a classroom? It's a common question for those interested by the idea of teaching. While work experience isn't always necessary for a teaching application, it does give you an insight into the profession and whether it's for you.

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In normal times, a face to face interview for a teaching position in a Portsmouth school would have been commonplace. Now we find ourselves in a time where video conferencing has become the new normal. While this can't be helped due to social distancing, how do you prepare for an interview in a virtual world?

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Since we launched Teach Portsmouth, we have attended events to promote the city as a place to live, learn and work as a teacher. 

While the team cannot wait to see you all again soon, we felt it was time to tell Portsmouth's story online about those who matter most… our teachers. 

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A quick guide on how to start your teaching journey.

You might have seen the Department for Education's 'every lesson shapes a life' campaign but how do you start a career in teaching?

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We are pleased to announce a brand new campaign that has launched just for you… introducing 'your time to teach.'

Like many campaigns to raise awareness, we start with one question: have you considered applying for initial teacher training this September? Many people have but are unsure how COVID-19 has affected what providers offer. 

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