29th Oct, 2020

Online advice session for those thinking of getting into teaching

PARENTS who’ve got a taste for teaching after doing home-schooling of their offspring and being given a chance to find out more about the profession by Now Teach.

The education charity is recruiting experienced professionals looking to change career and retrain as teachers.

So far, more than 180 people from Greater Birmingham have begun an application with Now Teach, but more are needed.

A national shortage of secondary school teachers, particularly in STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – means that despite current closures, schools need more new teachers to start in September.

People in Worcestershire and the surrounding areas who want to retrain as teachers can attend an online advice session hosted by Now Teach on Tuesday evening, May 5.

To register for a place click https://nowteach.org.uk/now-teach-events/

The education charity Now Teach was co-founded by a former journalist, Lucy Kellaway, who at the age of 58 gave up her job at the Financial Times to retrain as a maths teacher.

Lucy Kellaway said, “I decided to become a teacher at 58 because I realised I wasn’t getting any better at my job. I set up Now Teach because there wasn’t a straightforward way for experienced career-changers like me to get into teaching.

“Now more than ever, professionals with a desire to teach young people can a real difference and start a career that matters.

“We’re looking for people who have seen something of life and want to share that with young people.”

 

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