With teacher training applications up by a third on 2019, many people are considering their career options during COVID-19. Teaching provides a rewarding career for those looking to use experience gained from industry to make a difference.
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.
If you're considering a career in teaching, it can be useful to hear from qualified teachers about what it's like to be one.
Teaching is a rewarding career with great benefits, including a competitive salary and opportunities for career progression. We asked several Portsmouth teachers what the best thing about the profession is and what you can expect from it.
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.
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.
Last year, Teach Portsmouth invited pupils and staff from Portsmouth's schools and colleges to take part in the My Teacher on a Postcard competition. We asked pupils to create a piece of artwork or written work on the theme of my teacher .Join us as we look back at the competition that showed us how much Portsmouth's young people value their inspiring teachers.
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.