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Want To Be A Teacher, Recruitment Campaign Visits Reading Next Week

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Want To Be A Teacher


National teacher recruitment campaign visits Reading this month.  People in Reading are being encouraged to help shape the lives of the next generation by choosing a career in teaching, ahead of a major recruitment event at the University of Reading on Wednesday 7 November.


Want To Be A Teacher


The Train to Teach event, organised by the Get Into Teaching campaign from the Department for Education, is part of a series visiting cities and towns across the country this autumn in support of a national recruitment drive.


Get Into Teaching


Roger Pope, spokesperson for the Get Into Teaching campaign and a National Leader of Education, said:


“The teaching profession is a great way to make your degree, skills and knowledge really count.  Knowing every lesson shapes a life is a wonderful feeling – as a teacher you’re inspiring learning, helping children to stand on their own two feet and opening their eyes to what’s possible.  You’ll start on a competitive salary too, have the opportunity to progress fast and can work anywhere you want to go, whether that is locally or further afield.”


“There are no great schools without great teachers – that’s why we’re always looking for people with the passion and potential to teach. I would encourage anyone looking for a truly worthwhile career to come along to Train to Teach in Reading and find out where teaching could take you.”


The Event


At the event, representatives from schools and universities that provide teacher training are on hand with insights into how to make a strong application and visitors can get one-to-one advice from current teachers and teaching experts. Information will also be available about the financial support available – you could receive a £26,000 tax-free bursary to train as a teacher.


The free Train to Teach event is being held at the University of Reading, Institute of Education, London Road Campus, 4 Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5EX on Wednesday 7 November, from 4.30 to 7.30pm.



Applications for teacher training for next September are now open.


To find out more about what life as a teacher is like, and to register for an event, visit: or call the Get Into Teaching Line on 0800 389 2500.