Teaching as a rewarding and exciting profession. Portsmouth is a progressive and interesting place to teach and attracts teachers from a variety of backgrounds. There are multiple routes into teaching and we will help you navigate these. Don't just teach, teach Portsmouth!
Prospective teachers will spend up to 2-3 days in a Portsmouth primary or secondary school, during which time they will have the chance to:
Applicants need a grade C or equivalent in English and Maths GCSEs, and will be required to undertake a DBS check.
To register for the programme, please complete this form. We will match you with a suitable local school, who will contact you to arrange for you to complete your volunteering experience in the school at a mutually convenient time.
We want to help you find a teaching job in Portsmouth and we know that searching through multiple websites can be time consuming and confusing. To make this easier, you may wish to know that schools and academies use the Portsmouth City Council website to advertise their teaching vacancies. All of our schools and academies welcome an informal discussion about teaching vacancies, so please have a look and get in touch with the school of your choice.
If you are currently training to be a teacher, recently completed your training, or have part-completed your induction period and are keen to find the best place to start your career, then Portsmouth Local Authority can offer all the support needed to undertake your induction year and provide you with the chance to use your skills and knowledge to achieve your potential.
Newly qualified teachers can submit their details to the Recruitment Team to be included on a secure list both primary and secondary schools can access. Schools contact you directly if they have a suitable vacancy and ask if you wish to apply.
Teach Portsmouth Week is an exciting opportunity to celebrate and raise the profile of teaching in Portsmouth.
Teach Portsmouth week is all about acknowledging success in our schools and the valued contribution that city school's teachers make. Teachers can have such a positive impact on the young people they teach and really motivate them to achieve in school and to enjoy learning. During this week we celebrate our most inspiring teachers and also encourage people to consider teaching as a new vocation.
Teach Portsmouth week in 2018 saw pupils and students across the city take part in amazing activities such as 'Tutor Group Take Over' and 'Teach a Teacher'. Children also contributed artwork, written work, and film to the 'My Teacher' exhibition at Gaiety Bar in celebration of teachers past and present.
At the end of the week, the Teach Portsmouth Awards Ceremony recognised outstanding teachers in the City. Individual awards were presented to teachers and showcased excellence in teaching across the City.
The Teach Portsmouth Awards are an exciting opportunity to recognise and celebrate our current teachers and for everyone to experience the buzz of teaching. There are 11 awards to celebrate some of the great work in our city. Nominations are welcomed from schools, colleges, multi academy trusts and all partners involved in the Portsmouth Education Partnership. The deadline for nominations is Friday 28th June 2019.
The Award evening will be held on 4th October 2019.
The My Teacher on a Postcard Exhibition has been inspired by a recent Twitter Art Exhibition (#TAE2019). This was held in Edinburgh and included 1000 postcards from around the world. We would love to receive 1000 postcards from around Portsmouth and want every school to take part in creating this amazing display. All schools have to do is encourage their pupils (and staff!) to use their imagination to create a piece of hand-crafted or digital art, or written work (such as a description, a poem or a story) or even take a photograph that reflects the theme of My Teacher. The Exhibition will be open for viewing during Teach Portsmouth week (w/c 30 September 2019) and we hope that schools and the public will come and vote for their favourite postcards. There are prizes for the winning artists and their schools.
The deadline for submissions is 13th September 2019.
In January 2019, there were 26,287 pupils in Portsmouth maintained schools and academies.
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Some schools are maintained by the Local Authority, and other schools are academies within a Multi Academy Trust. In Portsmouth, all schools are encouraged over time to become part of a strong Multi Academy Trust. There are 12 Multi Academy Trusts operating within the city.
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(inc. University Technology College)
For the spread of pupils across primary, secondary and special school provision.
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