Charity aims to attract teachers

A charity has announced a campaign to attract new teachers to the profession.

From Monday, Teach First will urge people to consider education as a career, with an aim to attract more young professionals. The current aim is for 40 new teachers in the North East region.

Teach First is a charity which trains teachers for the schools which educate children from some of the lowest-income households in the country. They are one of the largest recruiters of graduates in the UK, and offer two years’ paid training for teachers to work in some of the country’s most disadvantaged schools.

A spokesman for Teach First in the North East said: “This is also the most competitive graduate job-market for over 15 years… this must not result in our schools missing out.”

As part of the “Change Career, Change Lives” project, the charity is celebrating the work of great teachers and aiming to attract more. Trinity Mirror, the national news publisher whose titles include the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mirror and 240 regional titles including the North East’s Chronicle, is backing the campaign to see schools around the country supported as well as possible.