Portsmouth Teachers Recruitment Fair - a Great Success

We were delighted that several hundred prospective teachers came along to our Recruitment Fair on 16th January 2016 at the Ben Ainsley Racing headquarters in Old Portsmouth. It was a beautiful day, perfect for showcasing all that Portsmouth has to offer new teachers.

All of the schools in the City were represented and prospective teachers had the opportunity to meet head teachers and those involved in teacher training in person, which many found valuable.


'The information online is so vast, it was good to speak to someone face to face for advice on a career in teaching.' one delegate told the Portsmouth News.

Alison Bean, Executive Head of Cliffdale and the Mary Rose Academies was delighted to have found three recruits from the event. ' From the event we have recruited three outstanding teachers who will work in our special schools from September 2016.'

It also proved fruitful for those looking to return to teaching after a career break. Portsmouth has a 'Return to Teaching' pilot project that sees extra support and resources for up to twenty individuals who ar elooking for a return to teaching. One such person was Helen.

' As a specialist science person that has been out fo teaching for several years raising a family, I am looking forward to being supported back into teaching, on a programme that is specifically designed to meet my needs.'

Portsmouth City Council Schools Advisor Helen DuCane said, ' Attendees said they loved our waterfront city and are keen to move to the area. We are planning to run a similar event in the summer.' 



The Great Waterfront City

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