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Train to Teach roadshow comes to Manchester
11:40am Tuesday 12th February 2013 in News
NEW data from the Teaching Agency reveals that teaching continues to attract record numbers of high quality graduates.
Nearly 900 people with a 2:1 or above in Manchester have registered their interest in teacher training, since September last year, a 23 per cent improvement on the same time last year].
The figures have been released to coincide with the agency’s flagship Train to Teach roadshow at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Manchester, on Saturday.
The Train to Teach roadshow offers an opportunity to find out how to get into teaching. Delegates can meet representatives from local schools and universities who offer teacher training, including those involved in the new School Direct route, which is based in some of the country’s best schools and there is an expectation of a job once qualified.
The subject associations who are offering scholarships of £20,000 for people interested in teaching mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science will also be on hand, as well as teachers and teaching experts who can offer practical tips and personalised advice about the profession. The roadshow will also showcase the great opportunities for career progression, as well as the exciting and rewarding benefits that teaching has to offer, including substantial tax-free bursaries of up to £20,000 for candidates who train to teach certain subjects.
Sonia Johnson, professional delivery lead for the Teaching Agency in Manchester said: “Teaching has changed – it is now a career of choice for our top graduates. It offers a rewarding career for people with talent and ambition.
“Parents can also be confident that we have the best teachers coming into our classrooms – vital if we are to help every child achieve their full potential. We are committed to ensuring that this trend continues, which is why we are hosting Train to Teach roadshows across the country.
“Anyone who intends to start their teacher training in 2013 needs to apply quickly. I’d urge individuals interested in working in a challenging but equally rewarding environment to come along to the Manchester Train to Teach roadshow, so they are equipped to make an informed decision about the best training option for them.” Entrance to the event is free, however prior registration is advised to guarantee fast-track entry. Register here: https://traintoteach.education.gov.uk/sign-up