With senior leaders now nominating their colleagues as part of the Teach Portsmouth Awards, we're pleased to introduce an all-new category: the people's choice award. For the first time, local residents will be able to nominate a Portsmouth-based teacher, support team or leader who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic.

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When considering a career in teaching, you might have questions about progressing in the role. We spoke to Debbie Anderson, head of school improvement and early years at Portsmouth City Council who will be hosting our upcoming webinar on career progression. Debbie was a head teacher in the city for over 20 years. In her interview, she provides information on her own teaching journey into senior management.

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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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After the success of Teach Portsmouth's first two webinars, the series returns with career progression in teaching on Wednesday 26 May from 4pm to 5pm. The webinar series aims to inspire those interested in teaching to learn more about what opportunities are available in the city.  

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Being invited to attend an interview is an exciting next step on your journey towards becoming a teacher. However, as the excitement begins to subside, thoughts soon turn to the practicalities of attending an interview and how you should prepare for it.

We spoke to Portsmouth City Council's careers and progression team to learn about practical techniques to ace your first interview.

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Teachers don't stop learning when they qualify - there are opportunities for teachers to continue their professional development through a range of opportunities.

Read about continuing professional development in Portsmouth and how you can take your teaching career to the next level. 

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We're pleased to bring you this month's latest teaching vacancies from the Portsmouth City Council website. In an ongoing series of monthly posts, we tell you about the latest teaching jobs in Portsmouth including leadership, learning support and other jobs related to the profession. 

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The early career framework (ECF) by the Department for Education will see early-career teachers undergoing statutory induction, entitling them to a two year training and support package when the programme launches nationwide in September. The changes will help early-career teachers succeed from the very beginning of their teaching career.

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If you've been considering a switch to the profession, our latest webinar: changing career to teaching might be for you. We welcomed 26 people on Wednesday 27 January as they heard from two teachers about their move from engineering and public service to teaching.

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After November's webinar on routes into teaching, Teach Portsmouth return with changing career to teaching, an online event aimed at those working in industry and considering a switch to the profession. The webinar will take place on Wednesday 27 January from 4pm - 5pm.

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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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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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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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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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