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Why teach?

More of the best graduates and professionals are training to teach. That’s because there are more great reasons to pursue a career in teaching than ever before. You can benefit from financial support during your training, and once you’ve qualified you can enjoy enviable job security and a generous pension. Plus you get the chance to inspire young people and use your skills to give something back – making sure every pupil gets the same access to a quality education and the opportunity to succeed. And we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Watch this video for helpful tips on getting into teaching, from real trainees and experienced teachers. Transcript (PDF, 118KB)

Even when you get home and you have had a tough day, there will be something that has happened that will make you smile.

Paul Evason, design and technology teacher

Upcoming events

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  • Bay House School - School Direct Open Day

    26 November 2015 AT 08:30

    This is an open day to allow potential candidates the opportunity to experience our school environment. You will be able to observe subject specific lessons and have the opportunity to meet with experienced teachers to explore the role of teachers today.

  • Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School Taster Day in Teaching

    26 November 2015 AT 08:45

    The event will allow you to gain experience in a secondary school prior to applying for an ITT course.

    Holmes Chapel
  • Northern Lights - Open Morning

    26 November 2015 AT 09:00

    Northern Lights is now recruiting its fourth cohort of trainee teachers, in Partnership with Leeds Trinity University.

  • Staniland Academy ITT Information Event

    26 November 2015 AT 14:00

    Please come along to our information event where our friendly team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.