National teacher recruitment drive to visit Lincoln this week

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A national recruitment campaign is coming to Lincoln this week to encourage local people to consider joining a unique profession that shapes the lives of the next generation.

In the last academic year almost 9,000 people attended the Train to Teach events, which are organised across different towns and cities by the Department for Education’s ‘Get Into Teaching’ campaign.

The latest recruitment drive is being supported by local teachers who will be on hand to share their experiences of the variety and fulfilment they get from working in modern schools today.

“I’m supporting the campaign because I would like to encourage more people in Lincoln to consider a career in teaching,” said Lucy Towers, a teacher at Lancaster School in Lincoln.

“Teaching is such a privileged role and there are so many great aspects to it, especially because no two days are the same.

“One of the best parts of teaching for me is having the opportunity to inspire a love of learning to help children reach their full potential.”

Roger Pope, spokesperson for the Get Into Teaching campaign and a National Leader of Education, said: “As well as the immense satisfaction of witnessing students learn and knowing you are influencing the next generation, teaching enables you to tap into your talents and passion for your subject.

“It also offers some very competitive financial rewards and long-term prospects. Anyone who feels they have the passion and potential to teach should come along to this event in Lincoln.”

At the event, experienced teacher training advisors will be on hand to guide aspiring teachers through the training options and next steps. Representatives from schools and universities that provide teacher training will also be there with insights into how to make a strong application.

The free ‘Train to Teach’ event is being held at the Doubletree by Hilton Lincoln on Wednesday 12 February 2020 from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.