Train to Teach roadshow seeks top talent in Newcastle

Aspiring teachers with the passion and potential to teach are being encouraged to attend the National College for Teaching and Leadership’s roadshow when it kicks off in Newcastle tomorrow.

NCTL’s flagship Train to Teach roadshow visits the Centre for Life, before going on to four other cities around the country.

The Train to Teach roadshow is the most comprehensive event of its kind, giving new graduates and those considering a career change, a chance to find out more about the rewards and opportunities a career in teaching offers.

Delegates can meet representatives from local schools and universities who offer teacher training, including those involved in the School Direct route. They can also meet current teachers who can answer questions about the profession, and learn about the different training options available to them.

The event will also showcase opportunities for career progression within teaching, as well as the rewards that teaching has to offer. These include substantial tax-free bursaries of up to £20,000, scholarships of up to £25,000 for candidates who train to teach certain subjects and a competitive starting salary.

Subject associations who are offering scholarships for people interested in teaching mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science will be on hand, as well as teachers and teaching experts who can offer practical tips and one-to-one advice about the profession.

The event is taking place at the Centre for Life from 9.30am to 5pm.

Entrance is free. Registering in advance is advised by going to traintoteach.education.gov.uk/sign-up, however you can also register at the venue on the day.