Are you thinking about your next step up in teaching?

Untitled-design What steps will you take to progress in teaching?

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. 

The Department for Education's get into teaching website provides useful information for those wanting to progress in teaching. Regardless of where you are in your career, you have plenty of options to explore. 

If you are new to the waterfront city, get a sense of what to expect if you decide to progress in Portsmouth as a qualified teacher.

What are Portsmouth schools like?  

As of October 2020, there are 61 schools in the city. Some of the city's schools are maintained by the local authority, while others are managed by multi academy trusts (MATs).

Portsmouth's educational partners work together in the city as part of the Portsmouth Education Partnership to provide the best possible education for all pupils across the city.

Take a look at our website to see what Ofsted has said about schools in Portsmouth. 

Finding your next step up in Portsmouth

In Portsmouth, many schools focus on development and offer opportunities to those who have an appetite for ambition.

Lloyd O'Neil, head of science at Admiral Lord Nelson School started school life as a learning support assistant. Over time, he progressed from a teacher to head of department. Lloyd told us what this experience was like. 

As you progress through teaching, you'll be able to choose what route you want, whether academic or pastoral. Progress in teaching is simply limited by you. 

Lloyd O'Neil  - Admiral Lord Nelson School

Read the full interview with Lloyd O'Neil here.  

If you are interested in discovering information on professional development for teachers in the city, visit our continuing professional development section on the website.

You can also check out current teaching vacancies that are advertised on the Portsmouth City Council's website.

Keep in touch  

If you're still figuring out your next step up, why not keep in touch with Teach Portsmouth?  The best way to get the latest teaching news is to sign up to the Teach Portsmouth newsletter. 

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