Change your life...
COULD 2016 be the year for you to make a change in your career - and help change lives while you’re at it?
Today Trinity Mirror - the Macclesfield Express’ parent group - is announcing its partnership with charity Teach First with the launch of the ‘Change Career, Change Lives’ teacher recruitment campaign across England and Wales.
From today, Teach First is urging people to recognise the value of teaching in helping to shape the next generation of talent, to consider the benefits a teaching career can offer in the classroom and beyond, and to step up to the exciting, rewarding challenge which teaching presents.
And Trinity Mirror – Britain’s largest regional news publisher – is backing the national campaign.
We will also be celebrating the great work of teachers and schools in communities across schools in Cardiff, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham and Liverpool.
In the Greater Manchester and north west region, we are together aiming to recruit 40 new teachers.
The search has today begun to find new young professionals who want to make a life-changing difference in 2016.
It is never too late to change.
Signing up to the Teach First Leadership Development Programme is the first step in a lifelong opportunity to be part of a movement that is changing lives and will change society.
Ferguson, regional director of Teach First in the north west, said: “Despite being one of the most exciting jobs in the world, we are facing teacher recruitment challenges now and in the years ahead and it is schools in low income communities who are likely to lose out the most.
“This is also the most competitive graduate jobmarket for over 15 years, and it will only strengthen – this must not result in our schools missing out.
“Our priority is – and will always remain – to ensure the quality of people joining Teach First remains high, so that we can ensure we support schools with the right people, in the right areas.
“Teaching is rewarding. The difference you make will last a lifetime for the young people in your class and your career for years to come.
“Young people need leaders – exceptional people who can bring out the best in them, whatever the circumstances of their lives.
“The Teach First Leadership Development Programme will help you become such a leader.
“We want to use every opportunity to recognise teaching as a great profession and be there for the next million pupils who deserve a fair start in life.”
Key benefits of the programme include a fulltime paid position for a minimum of two years and intensive teacher training leading to a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
Over the coming weeks, the multi-platform campaign with Trinity Mirror will provide exclusive content about life inside the classroom with Teach First partner schools.
It will include first-hand accounts of what teaching in a Teach First school is like, as well as comment and discussion about how to address the teacher recruitment crisis.
The campaign will also explain how to apply for the Teach First Leadership Development Programme, the support that is available to you while you make your transition into the classroom.
And it will aim to show you why signing up could just be the most important thing you do in 2016.
Apply now for limited places for the 2016 Teach First cohort. Teach First recruit on a rolling basis and the team is ready to support you through the application process. To apply go to www. graduates.teachfirst.org. uk.
●» The Macclesfield Express has teamed up with Teach First in a bid to recruit 40 new people to the profession