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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.teach­ uk.

●» The Mac­cles­field Ex­press has teamed up with Teach First in a bid to re­cruit 40 new peo­ple to the pro­fes­sion

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