This year, Teach Portsmouth is celebrating long service to education by inviting school staff who have worked for 20 years or more in the city to a special event.

Senior staff in primary, secondary and specialist schools put forward teachers, teaching assistants and head teachers, to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea at Portsmouth Guildhall and be presented with a trophy and certificate for this career milestone.

Over 100 people attended a special event to learn about jobs and opportunities in the city's schools and colleges. The Teach Portsmouth Support and Teaching Assistant Jobs Fair invited local experts including a teaching assistant apprentice and deputy head teacher, to share their expertise, in the hopes of inspiring others to join the profession. 

Working in a school provides infinite rewards where you can make a difference. While a teaching career is a popular choice for some, joining a school in a support role suits people wanting different responsibilities. If you are interested in becoming a teaching assistant, turn that dream into a reality by reading our guide on becoming one. 

Over 50 people attended an event to become teaching assistants in Portsmouth at Paulsgrove Community Centre on Wednesday 15 November.