Spotlight on Sophie
Our fantastic Director, Sophie Allchin, has featured in a new blogpost by teacher recruitment charity Now Teach, who are currently running a series of interviews with teacher training professionals.
Now Teach is dedicated to increasing recruitment into the teaching profession from career changers - and supporting those experienced people throughout their training. They say: "To the children they bring wisdom, experience of the world, perspective and careers advice. To the system they bring knowledge of other sectors, fresh ideas and status."
The Now Teach programme includes systemic changes to improve part-time and flexible working as well as working to change some of the entry requirements for teaching. They are also using the experience of Now Teachers to inform the conversations they have with schools and the wider education sector to make becoming a teacher later in your career as straightforward and appealing as possible.
In four years, Now Teach has recruited 350 career changers, who have trained as teachers with 70 different teacher training providers.
You can read more about Now Teach by visiting their website here: www.nowteach.org.uk
Read the interview with Sophie here.