Career changers welcomed at Teach Portsmouth webinar

Teach-Portsmouth-presents-_-News-hub-2 Did you watch Teach Portsmouth's latest webinar?

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.

Hosted by Simon Barrable, principal at Portsmouth College, two teachers, Tarryn Williams and Sean Archibald spoke about their experience making a move and what people should do. Top tips were given about how to choose the right route when there are different options to consider. Simon also gave information on his journey, offering an insight into senior leadership roles. Those who attended the webinar were able to submit questions as part of a live Q&A. After the webinar, Simon reflected on his involvement and why digital events like this are so important:

Simon Barrable hosted the webinar, interviewed teachers Sean and Tarryn.

"In normal times, we would be hosting face to face events. Webinars are a great way to reach audiences that aren't in Portsmouth and for those who might find it difficult attending in person events.

"I really enjoyed being part of Teach Portsmouth presents: changing career to teaching. Tarryn and Sean did a great job discussing their experiences in an industry before joining the profession. Anyone who missed the webinar can watch a recording online."

Simon Barrable, principal at Portsmouth College

While the webinar is over, a recording can now be found on January's webinar page. If you know someone who might be interested in joining the profession, a set of top questions which were answered during the webinar by panellists will be available soon.

Councillor Suzy Horton, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education welcomed the webinar's success:

Councillor Suzy Horton showed her support for the webinar series.

"It's great to see career changers engage with the webinar, especially when attendees hear advice from people who have experienced a career move into teaching first hand.

"Last year, the Department for Education saw an increase in teacher training applications during the first lockdown. While the outlook for the economy still looks uncertain, teaching does provide a secure career for the right person."

by Councillor Suzy Horton, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education

Next webinar coming soon

Teach Portsmouth presents changing career to teaching is the second in a series of three digital events. Our final webinar of the series: Teach Portsmouth presents: career progression in teaching, will look at the pastoral and teaching roles people can progress into. 

Designed for current and future teachers, the webinar will introduce Portsmouth-based professionals who have progressed into senior roles or who deliver continued professional development in the city. The next webinar will take place on Wednesday 26 May at 4pm. More information will be announced in the coming weeks as well as details on how to register. 

Missed our last webinar? 

If you were unable to watch Teach Portsmouth presents: changing career to teaching, you can view a recording online in your own time. For more information, visit the webinar section now.

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