ASPIRING teachers are being encouraged to attend Colchester’s Train to Teach roadshow.

The event - part of the annual Get Into Teaching campaign - is aimed at encouraging more graduates with the passion and potential to teach.

It offers a chance for aspiring teachers to get all their questions about a career in teaching answered in one place. 

Attendees will be able to meet representatives from schools and universities that provide teacher training, gain insights into how to make a strong application, and receive one-to-one advice from current teachers and teaching experts.

Applications for teacher training starting in September 2018 are now open.

Roger Pope, spokesman for the Get Into Teaching campaign and Chair of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said: “Good teachers are in demand and the career provides excellent employment prospects with the opportunity to progress quickly.

"Alongside the generous bursaries and scholarships on offer, we provide a comprehensive programme of support to help people become teachers.

“The Train to Teach roadshow in Colchester isn’t only for graduates – every year, we see people from other sectors switching to teaching, bringing a wealth of experience to help inspire the next generation.”

The free Train to Teach event is being held at Colchester Town Hall on  Thursday, March 15, from 4.30pm until 8pm. 

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