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Train and teach in Blackpool

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Not only could you receive a tax-free bursary of £26,000 to train as a teacher. You’ll be in demand by schools in Blackpool, which will provide plenty of opportunities for career progression. Richard, a physics teacher who has had a varied career spanning the army to IT executive, explains why he chose to change career to now teaching physics at Hodgson Academy. In addition, why in particular he picked Blackpool to train and teach.  

“I firmly believe teaching has provided me the opportunity to make a tangible and significant difference, to enable students to be the very best. In a way, I feel like becoming a teacher has always been my passion and destiny and who am I to wrestle with destiny!”

“I was born in London but frequently visited the Fylde coast and always enjoyed the experience. When I decided to become a teacher, it was natural that I wanted to train and teach in Blackpool. From a teaching perspective, there are a wide variety and number of schools and this variety gives me real choices as my career progresses.”

I’ve also been fortunate enough to have secured a permanent position quickly after my teacher training year – this is the same school I did my school experience with via the School Experience Programme. I’m already aware of plans that are in my place to manage my career, which is most gratifying.

“For me, Blackpool ticks all the boxes as it offers the perfect combination of rural and city life.  On a practical level, Blackpool’s location is great.  I’m within an hour’s drive of Manchester (and its international airport), Liverpool and the Lake District. There are excellent theatres, music concerts, exhibition venues and tourist attractions. I personally enjoy my early morning runs along the promenade, as well as the wide variety of quality restaurants and pubs in which to relax and socialise.”

If you’re ready to make a difference – read our summary on preparing for teacher training. There’s plenty of support available before you apply - when you register with us, you’ll receive tailored support from our teacher experts all the way though to making a successful application. 

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Train to Teach Newcastle

30 June 2018 10:00

This event in Newcastle will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

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Preparing for your teacher training

25 June 2018 18:30

If you've been offered a teacher training place, this online session will answer your questions on how best to prepare for your teacher training.

Gaining school experience for primary teachers

27 June 2018 12:00

This online event will provide advice on gaining school experience for those interested in primary teaching. It will offer helpful hints and tips on gaining and making the most of your primary school experience and it's relevance to your UCAS application.

Teaching a STEM subject and SKE

02 July 2018 18:30

Teaching is a great way of making your knowledge in a STEM subject count. We’ll help you with your routes into teaching and how subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) can help build up or refresh your subject knowledge before you commence your teacher training.