PEOPLE in Coventry are being encouraged to join a virtual careers event to find out more about life as a teacher.
The session, part of a national recruitment drive, aims to inspire more people in the region to join a unique profession that helps shape the lives of the next generation.
The free virtual Train to Teach event will take place on Thursday 14th October 2021 from 5pm to 7pm and will be supported by a teacher from the area.
At the online event, languages teacher Tom Ricketts will be live on the platform to share his experience and insights, as well as helping others to explore teaching as a career.
Reflecting on his career to date, Tom Ricketts a languages teacher at Caludon Castle school in Coventry, said: “I’m proud to be supporting the campaign and I would encourage anyone who is just starting out in the world of work, or looking to switch jobs, to consider a career in teaching.
“Teaching is such a varied role, from the emotional rewards of making students feel like anything is possible to using your experience to bring lessons to life – no two days are the same.
“The best part of it for me is sharing my passion for my subject and seeing students develop their skills. It’s great to help students grow and support them throughout their education.
“I know the impact good teachers can have on a child, not just in terms of academic success but in teaching a child the importance of social skills, promoting resilience, self-worth and confidence.”
Roger Pope, spokesperson for the Get Into Teaching campaign and a National Leader of Education, said:“It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that every lesson is helping to shape the life of a young person.
“As well as the immense satisfaction of witnessing students learn and knowing you are influencing who or what they might become, teaching enables you to tap into your talents and passion for a particular subject.
“Anyone who feels they have the passion and potential to teach should join us for this virtual event.”
To gain access to the online event, people will need to register at least two working days in advance.
The Get Into Teaching service has experienced advisers available to give free support and advice.
To find out more about the range of events being held this term and to register your interest in teaching, visit: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk, or call the Get Into Teaching Line on 0800 389 2500.