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What Are Schools Looking For? A Headteacher’s Perspective

Carolyn Walker-Sharp is a Guidance and Development Adviser with the Transition to Teach programme and works to support participants as they train to teach. She has over 30 years in education, substantial experience in leadership and management, and is an experienced mentor and coach. Here, Carolyn gives a headteacher’s perspective on what schools are looking for in […]

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‘When will I ever need to use this again, Miss?’

Stephen Henry is a Guidance and Development Adviser with the Transition to Teach programme and works to support participants as they train to teach. He has worked in education for over 25 years, including in senior roles across several schools in the north west of England. Here, Stephen discusses the soft skills that career changers can

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Wellbeing and Self-care for Newly Qualified Teachers

Sinéad Mc Brearty is CEO at Education Support. Her previous roles include Deputy Chief Executive at Social Enterprise London, and Director at award-winning social enterprise Women Like Us. Before joining Education Support, Sinéad was an organisational development consultant and a visiting lecturer at Imperial College London and The Royal College of Art.  She is a

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Transitioning into the New Year – Our Hopes for 2021

2020 was certainly a challenging year. Participants on the Transition to Teach (T2T) programme have had to adjust to virtual teaching, while the T2T team found themselves investing in some office furniture and adapting to working from home. We asked our participants and team members to share their memories of the year – and their

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Supporting Staff at Risk of Redundancy: Reskilling Your Workforce

Jo Holland, Employer Engagement Manager at Transition to Teach, spoke to the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter about how the Department for Education-funded service can support exiting employees into an exciting new teaching career.  Where should employers start? Down-sizing and restructuring are particularly challenging times for employers, especially when they lead to job losses. Many employers want

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British Science Week: From STEM to the Classroom

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). This year, the focus was on celebrating the diverse community in the STEM sector and how different experiences, skills and cultures can offer a fresh perspective in the industry. At Transition to Teach, we passionately believe that individuals with previous career

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Transition to Teach & WomenEd – Working in Partnership

Transition to Teach (T2T) is delighted to announce a new partnership with WomenEd, a global grassroots movement that connects aspiring and existing women leaders in education. WomenEd’s mission is for more women in education to have the choice to progress on their leadership journey, removing systemic and organisational barriers to such progress to empower and

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Career Changer Profile: Sowmya Mony

Former software developer Sowmya Mony is being supported by the Department for Education-funded Transition to Teach (T2T) programme as she trains to teach computer science. Sowmya is receiving bespoke support from an experienced Guidance and Development adviser throughout her initial teacher training and newly qualified teacher years. Here, she discusses her experience of changing careers

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