A LANGUAGES teacher at Urmston Grammar is encouraging local people to find out more about careers within teaching.

Liz Walker, will be attending Train to Teach roadshow when it visits Manchester Metropolitan University this weekend, Saturday February 3.

She said: “I love being a teacher and I want to encourage more people to consider it as a future career.

“As a teacher, you use your creativity to bring the subject you love to life and get pupils inspired by it. You help young people to fulfil their potential and realise their ambitions.

“If this sounds like a career you would enjoy, then come to the Train to Teach roadshow in Manchester and find out more for yourself.”

The annual Get Into Teaching campaign is aims to encourage more graduates with the passion and potential to teach and offers a chance for aspiring teachers to get all their questions answered.

It will highlight the competitive starting salaries and employment prospects as well as the financial support available.

Attendees will be able to meet representatives from schools and universities that provide teacher training, gain insights into how to make a strong application, and receive one-to-one advice from current teachers and teaching experts.

Roger Pope, spokesperson for the Get Into Teaching campaign and Chair of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said: “Good teachers are in demand and the career provides excellent employment prospects with the opportunity to progress quickly. Alongside the generous bursaries and scholarships on offer, we provide a comprehensive programme of support to help people become teachers.

“The Train to Teach roadshow in Manchester isn’t only for graduates – every year, we see people from other sectors switching to teaching, bringing a wealth of experience to help inspire the next generation.”

The free Train to Teach event is being held at Manchester Metropolitan University, Brooks Building in Bonsall Street, on Saturday 3 February from 10am to 4pm.

Applications for teacher training starting in September 2018 are now open.

To find out more visit: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk or call 0800 389 2500.