With the end of the year now in sight, we're taking some time out to look back on teaching in Portsmouth during 2020.

We caught up with Councillor Suzy Horton, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education at Portsmouth City Council as she shares her thoughts on teaching in the city over the past year. 

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Writing a personal statement is a key part of the teacher training application process.

We spoke to one of Portsmouth's teacher training providers for top tips and advice on creating a personal statement that will make you stand out from the crowd. 

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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.

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With many events now online, we're pleased to report that our first webinar, Teach Portsmouth presents routes into teaching on Wednesday 4 November welcomed 16 future teachers to learn more about a schools direct and university based route into the profession.

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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, the Department for Education sets out the amount available for post graduate teacher training courses.

Our latest article provides an update on financial incentives available to support teacher training courses starting in September 2021.

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As a qualified teacher, you might be considering what to do next. Do I look at opportunities within my subject area? Or look to progress on to a senior leadership role?

We've put together some information that might help you make a decision. 

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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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The Teach Portsmouth team understand that teachers, at all stages of their career, can choose where they want to teach.

If you're considering the profession, returning to it, or thinking about your first teaching role in the city, Teach Portsmouth could help you explore opportunities to teach in Portsmouth. 

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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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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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