Teaching provides a rewarding career for those who want to make a difference. If you have aspirations to move into a more senior role, our latest webinar on: career progression provides top tips for those wishing to step up.
22 people joined us on Wednesday 26 May to learn about progression opportunities, specific to early years and secondary education. Two Portsmouth-based teachers shared their own experiences moving up through their school, inspiring those interested in doing the same.
Hosted by Debbie Anderson, head of school improvement and early years at Portsmouth City Council, two teachers Lloyd O'Neil and Jemma Clarke discussed their experience moving up through teacher training into senior roles. While no route into the profession is ever the same, attendees benefitted from the hosts own experience of working in senior leadership.
Webinar host, Debbie Anderson, spoke about the importance of career progression, even if you are at the start of your journey:
"The webinar was a fantastic opportunity to discuss various routes into progression. While the journey towards senior leadership is both exciting and rewarding, the overriding point from the session is that many teachers will remain teaching and that's absolutely fine.Debbie Anderson, head of school improvement and early years at Portsmouth City Council
"Not everyone will progress but may decide to take on more responsibilities including mentoring or becoming a subject specialist. It is clear that there are different ways to progress which the webinar focused on."
All our webinars are a fantastic first step into the profession regardless of where you are in your career. Councillor Suzy Horton, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education at Portsmouth City Council reflected on her time as a deputy head teacher:
"Tackling career progression in a webinar will always be tricky as there are so many opportunities available - it's impossible to cover all potential paths. Even if you are still undecided about teaching as a career, the webinar will help you understand those routes into the profession.Councillor Suzy Horton, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education at Portsmouth City Council
"While I'm a councillor now, I was once a deputy head teacher and know what progression can look like. It's important to ask yourself what you want from a job and what you feel drawn to now. It is the most rewarding and fulfilling choice you can make."
The webinar series has been attended by almost 100 people interested in learning more about the profession. Previous webinars have included information on routes into teaching as well as changing career to teaching.
While the current series of webinars ends with career progression in teaching, readers will be excited to learn that more webinars are planned. More information on the next series of virtual events will be published in a future Teach Portsmouth newsletter which you can subscribe to here.
If you were unable to attend Teach Portsmouth presents career progression in teaching, you can view a recording online now. Responses from the Q&A session will also be added to the webinar page in due course.