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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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. 

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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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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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Teachers don't stop learning when they qualify - there are opportunities for teachers to continue their professional development from trainees through to senior leadership roles.  

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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 lockdown restrictions in place across the UK and schools closed to many pupils due to coronavirus (COVID-19), you may be wondering whether your plans to pursue a career in teaching have been disrupted.

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Coronavirus may be causing disruption to our daily lives but it doesn't mean that you have to put your dreams of being a teacher on hold. Here are five things you can do online now to learn more about becoming a qualified teacher.
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So you've made the exciting decision that teaching is the career for you? Give yourself the best chance of success with a well prepared application. Read on for our five top tips for preparing your teacher training application, direct from Portsmouth's teacher training providers.

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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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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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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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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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