Recruitment crisis? We were delighted to host 15 wannabee trainee teachers at the Cotswold School for our second annual Teacher Taster Day. Crossing nearly all subject areas, with plenty of interest in mathematics, science and geography to name a few, we were delighted to see so many in school wanting to find out if teaching might be for them.
The day included the opportunity to see the job on a normal day, warts and all, and to give our visitors the chance to imagine if this might be their next career. Discussions with current School Direct trainees and much more experienced teachers gave our guests the chance to really get to grips with what the career entails.
The range of visitors was vast. Ex-students of the school, parents of school children, recent graduates, slightly older career changers. Many were here and enjoy the day.
Mark, one of our visitors in English said, "the day was rewarding in so many ways and it was a delight to see how engaged the pupils were in lessons, which is testimony to the inspiration imparted by their teachers."
If you missed out on this taster day but would like a similar experience, please get in touch. We regularly hold individual days for potential trainees or, with high demand, might organise another in the Spring term.
Taster Days are also available in our partner primary schools.