A COVENTRY teacher features in a new online film to encourage people to take up a career in the classroom.
Tom Ricketts, a Spanish teacher at Caludon Castle School, features in the video being launched today by the Get Into Teaching Service.
It focuses on teachers demonstrating how they make subject content enjoyable by rooting lessons in everyday life.
A survey of people in the West Midlands said being taught something new was more enjoyable if it related to the world around them.
Mr Ricketts said he was so proud to be part of the film which celebrated teachers’ love of their favourite subjects.
“Helping to shape the lives of the next generation on a daily basis is a real privilege. For me, you can’t beat the moments you see a student’s face light up when they learn something new in one of your lessons.
“For me, the best thing about Spanish is the ability to speak to people from around the world and to learn about the cultural and historical richness that comes with learning a language.
“I use this to get students excited about the subject because I want my students to love the subject as much as I do.
“I would encourage anyone thinking about their next steps who has the passion and potential to teach to find out more about making it their career.”
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The research also revealed people in the West Midlands’ most popular subjects were English, maths and history and two fifths of people are now in a job relating to their favourite school subject.
The majority of those attribute the interest sparked in their favourite subject to their teacher’s passion.
The Get Into Teaching service has experienced advisers available to give free support and advice about training to teach.
New teachers start on a minimum salary of £25,000 to £32,000 depending on location.
Visit getintoteaching.education.gov.uk or call the Get Into Teaching line on 0800 389 2500 for more on careers in teaching and training which begins in September.