Teaching as a rewarding and exciting profession. Portsmouth is a progressive and interesting place to teach and attracts teachers from a variety of backgrounds. There are multiple routes into teaching and we will help you navigate these. Don't just teach, teach Portsmouth!
We want to help you find a teaching job in Portsmouth and we know that searching through multiple websites can be time consuming and confusing. To make this easier, you may wish to know that schools and academies use the Portsmouth City Council website to advertise their teaching vacancies. All of our schools and academies welcome an informal discussion about teaching vacancies, so please have a look and get in touch with the school of your choice.
If you are currently training to be a teacher, recently completed your training, or have part-completed your induction period and are keen to find the best place to start your career, then Portsmouth Local Authority can offer all the support needed to undertake your induction year and provide you with the chance to use your skills and knowledge to achieve your potential.
Newly qualified teachers can submit their details to the Recruitment Team to be included on a secure list both primary and secondary schools can access. Schools contact you directly if they have a suitable vacancy and ask if you wish to apply.
We recognised the achievements of teachers, support teams and leaders in the virtual Teach Portsmouth Awards Live on Thursday 8 July from 5pm. A recording of the virtual ceremony is now available to watch, hosted by broadcaster, Reverend Richard Coles.
The Reverend Richard Coles is a priest of the Church of England and Vicar of Finedon in Northamptonshire. He has a parallel career in broadcasting and currently co-presents Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4. Richard has also appeared on QI, Have I Got News For You and Strictly Come Dancing.
Teach Portsmouth is excited to share the latest news from the Teach Portsmouth Awards Live…
The winners and the shortlisted nominees have now been revealed in 9 award categories. We would like to say a big thank you to our fantastic sponsors for making the event possible.
This award goes to staff who have developed new approaches and innovative practices that have had a positive impact on teaching and learning in Portsmouth. This is a really exciting award that highlights individuals or teams amazing contribution in the city.
Ben has moved from a part time teacher to a combined subject leader for international languages. He is an avid tweeter and has developed a series of blogs as well as creating GCSE knowledge books. He has raised the profile of 'international languages' at Mayfield School. His impact is immeasurable.
The year 1 team have developed 'project discovery learning,' in response to children who have missed out on in-classroom learning due to COVID-19. The initiative gives children the freedom of choice about how they apply what they do in the classroom. This is taught through cohesive and integrated projects. The scheme also takes into account the emotional wellbeing needs of children.
Rebecca ensures languages are front and centre of school life, which has been reflected in her work. She has been pivotal in increasing German results from 51% grade 4+ in 2017 to 91% in 2020. Her unwavering commitment to the school has not gone unnoticed. She never draws attention to her achievements and is often extremely modest.
Emma has worked on a number of diversity initiatives across the school including our equality policy as well as focus weeks which has engaged school children and staff as well as re-envisioning the PSHCE curriculum. She has developed our new relationship and education policy as well as 'love has no labels' scheme at the academy.
Layla has spearhead the community response to COVID-19 with the addition of colourful posters on the school railings during lockdown. Layla led the way in transforming our school playground into a positive environment for everyone. She also felt children needed some festive cheer. She worked on an appeal through The News to create a winter wonderland for pupils at the school.
Bridging Portsmouth's Digital Divide is a partnership between four groups who have been responsible for creating a scheme where students and vulnerable adults can access digital services. This scheme is designed for those who do not have access to a device as well as the internet.
Roberta has been head teacher at the school for 15 years. Described as a strong leader by OFSTED, she is a prominent voice in the Portsmouth primary heads meeting and the Southsea cluster. She sits on the inclusion support panel for the city and is regularly involved with working groups to review education policy and practices in Portsmouth. Roberta is a local leader of education and supports other schools, giving her time to support other head teachers when the going gets tough. She is committed to supporting the next generation of teachers, and supports several initial teacher training programmes.
Portsmouth has spoken! Discover who has won the people's choice award as well as the category nominees. See the supporting statements submitted for each nominee and the inspirational stories behind them. Teachers, support assistants and head teachers have all been recognised in this new category, sponsored by The News.
Teach Portsmouth invited schools and colleges in the city to celebrate the achievements of their staff during the pandemic. Senior colleagues were asked to share a photo or video on social media to showcase their successes.
The campaign was introduced as a way to showcase everyone's efforts as we know it isn’t possible to recognise all staff in the Teach Portsmouth Awards Live. You can now see a selection of schools and colleges who took part in the campaign using the hashtag #TeachPortsmouthCelebrates.
"Teachers have played an important role in supporting children and young people in the city during the pandemic. Despite many students learning from home, schools never closed, supporting keyworker children in the classroom over the last 18 months.
"The new campaign celebrates the amazing work that has gone on by school and college staff in the city. Teach Portsmouth are asking senior leaders to pause and consider how they can recognise their staff through a series of celebratory events."
"We appreciate how hard everyone has worked this year. Teach Portsmouth's latest campaign gives everyone the chance to recognise their staff before the main awards ceremony on Thursday 8 July.
"It's impossible to showcase everyone's talents in The Teach Portsmouth Awards - so we felt it was important for colleagues to share their successes with the whole community."
In May 2019, there were 26,333 pupils in Portsmouth maintained schools and academies.
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Some schools are maintained by the Local Authority, and other schools are academies within a Multi Academy Trust. In Portsmouth, all schools are encouraged over time to become part of a strong Multi Academy Trust.
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(inc. University Technology College)
For the spread of pupils across primary, secondary and special school provision.