A LOCAL teacher has called for more people in Coventry to help shape the lives of the next generation by choosing a career in teaching, ahead of a recruitment event at the University of Warwick on Saturday (November 10).
Molly Loach-Smith, a teacher at Hill Farm Primary in Coventry, is set to tell visitors to the Train to Teach event about the huge impact that teaching can have and the rewards and opportunities the career offers.
The 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.
Molly, who will be sharing her experiences as a teacher with visitors to the event, said: “I’m proud to support the campaign and would urge more people in Coventry to consider a career in teaching.
“Knowing your teaching can have an impact on a child’s social development and outlook as well as their academic ability 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.
“My favourite part of the job is creating experiences for the children to remember. However, on an average day in the classroom, seeing a child grasp something they previously had struggled with is incredibly rewarding.”
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.
“You’ll start on a competitive salary, 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 Coventry and find out where teaching could take you.”
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 Warwick, Rootes Building, Conference Park, Coventry, CV4 7AL on Saturday 10 November from 12 noon to 4pm.
Applications for teacher training for next September are now open.