Introducing

Teach Portsmouth presents…

A brand new webinar series for those interested in teaching.

Each webinar will focus on a different theme and feature guest speakers who will share their experiences so you can learn more about what it's like to teach in Portsmouth.

Register now to attend our next webinar...


Teach Portsmouth presents career progression in teaching

Wednesday 26 May 2021 4.00-5.00pm

Regardless of where you are in your career, teaching provides opportunities for those who want to progress. Join Teach Portsmouth for our upcoming webinar on career progression. From understanding your options to continuing professional development, learn about the opportunities available to you from two Portsmouth-based teachers.

Who is this webinar aimed at?

  • People considering a different career or interested in teaching
  • Teachers who want more information on career progression locally
  • Learning support assistants looking to step up into a teaching role

Teach Portsmouth presents… is a series of webinars designed to untangle the routes into teaching, enabling you to understand your options. All our webinars provide a great introduction to the profession, led by local experts who support young people in education. Attendees will also be able to ask questions in a live Q&A during the session.

What will I learn about?

  • The difference between pastoral, senior and teaching roles
  • Continuing professional development opportunities in Portsmouth
  • Top tips on how to progress in early years, primary and secondary settings

About our speakers

Lloyd O'Neil

Head of science at Admiral Lord Nelson School (secondary)

Lloyd started his teaching career as a learning support assistant at Portchester School. He enjoyed helping young people, using his background in sports and coaching. He soon enrolled on a teacher training course and graduated. Shortly after this time, he joined the science department at Admiral Lord Nelson School and soon progressed from second in science to head of department.

Jemma Clark

Head teacher at Southsea Infants School (early years)

Jemma began her teaching journey at the University of Chichester where she studied a post graduate certificate in education (PGCE). After graduating, she started at College Park in Portsmouth as a newly qualified teacher (NQT). Within 3 years of joining the school, Jemma became an early years foundation specialist (EYFS) leader.

Her trajectory soon saw her become leader in English at the school, progressing to assistant head teacher in a space of 4 years. Jemma has recently completed a masters in education leadership and management as well as becoming head teacher at Southsea Infants School.

About our host

Debbie Anderson

Head of school improvement at Portsmouth City Council

Debbie has worked in education settings as both a head teacher and executive head teacher for over 20 years in Portsmouth.

As a national leader of education (NLE) she has also supported school leaders and their schools to move from Ofsted requires improvement to good judgements. She has delivered training and has developed staff as part of her role.

Debbie currently works at Portsmouth City Council as head of school improvement and early years, ensuring children and young people receive the best education possible. 

Get ready to attend the webinar

Learn about career progression in teaching at our upcoming webinar. It is free to attend and is held on Zoom video conferencing. If you would like to attend, you must register in advance.

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