Eastbourne’s to host an event aimed at inspiring more of us to become teachers.
East Sussex County Council wants to encourage more people to consider a career change and has launched its Find Your Spark campaign to show people how easy it can be to make the move.
“We have some amazing teachers in East Sussex but the national shortage of teachers, particularly in maths and science subjects, is being felt locally,” said Cllr Nick Bennett, the council’s lead member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability.
“The Find Your Spark campaign will give those people wanting a new challenge the chance to see if a rewarding career in teaching could be the perfect move.”
For people who already have a degree, training at university or in school can be completed within a year. They can also receive a bursary of between £3,000 and £30,000, or earn a salary at the same time.
The event is taking place on Thursday 10 November 4-6pm at Willingdon Community College for those who are interested in teaching either primary or secondary children.
MP Caroline Ansell, who used to be a teacher herself, has taken to social media to show her support of the campaign.