Northamptonshire’s ‘The Place to Teach’ roadshow, launched at a Westminster Train to Teach event in London last November, is organised by NEP and backed by the University of Northampton, the County Council and all school-led teacher training schools in Northamptonshire and aims to tackle the potential shortfall in local teacher recruitment by raising the profile of Northamptonshire as an excellent place to start and develop a teaching career.
The next event in Corby on Saturday 6 February (between 10.00am-12.00pm at Pen Green Children’s Centre) is a ‘one-stop shop’ for prospective trainee teachers in Northamptonshire, offering guidance on the routes into teaching as well as the strong case for making the move to Northamptonshire.
There will also be a rotation of short presentations during the morning, including Routes into Teaching and What Makes a Good Application - starting at 10.30am and again at 11.00am.
Leader of Corby Borough Council and NEP Board Member, Cllr Tom Beattie, said: “Young people’s education is paramount, so it’s great to see that events such as these have been introduced and that the roadshow’s next stop is Corby.
“Teaching is a fantastic career to get into, and with Corby being such a fast growing place, it has become a great place to live and work. I hope to see prospective trainee teachers from all over the county attend the Corby event and that everyone is able to receive the information they need to get started in building their future career.”
The first roadshow event in November 2015 was extremely well-attended so early registration is advised. To book your place go to www.theplacetoteach.com/events
Similar events outside Northamptonshire will take place in Cambridge on 26 January, Milton Keynes on 11 February and Warwickshire on 15 March 2016.
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Representatives from schools are available for interview subject to teaching schedules.