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News Release - Issued by National College for Teaching and Leadership

Call for aspiring teachers to join the ‘Train to Teach’ roadshow in York

Aspiring teachers with the passion and potential to teach are being encouraged to attend the Train to Teach roadshow when it visits York on Wednesday 11th November.

The Train to Teach roadshow, organised by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), is the most comprehensive event of its kind. The free event at the York Barbican Centre, from 5-8pm, will give potential teachers a chance to drop-in and find out more about the rewards and opportunities a career in teaching offers.

Visitors to the event will be able to attend a presentation on the different teacher training options available. They will also be able to meet representatives from schools and universities that deliver teacher training, gain useful tips on how to make a strong application, and get one-to-one advice and practical tips from current teachers and teaching experts.

The event will also showcase the financial support available and provide information on the competitive starting salaries, as well as the rewards that teaching has to offer. These include substantial tax-free bursaries and scholarships of up to £30k for top graduates who train to teach core academic subjects.

Tessa Mason, Teaching and Leadership Adviser for NCTL, for Yorkshire & Humber, said:

“Teaching is a fantastic career - it offers a competitive salary, flexibility and great opportunities for people seeking career progression. With the bursaries and scholarships on offer this year, more talented graduates will have the opportunity and support to become teachers and help young people reach their full potential.”

“As well as new graduates, some of our best teachers are career changers who entered the profession after pursuing careers in other fields, bringing with them a wealth of experience and expertise to help inspire the next generation of CEOs, doctors and ”

“The roadshow is a great opportunity to get all your questions about teaching and the teacher training answered.”

The event is also open to qualified teachers who are interested in returning to teaching. To attend the Train to Teach event, at the York Barbican Centre, Paragon St, York, YO10 4AH, registration in advance is advised by going to: You can also register at the venue on the day.

There is also a range of live online interactive events with teachers and experts for aspiring teachers throughout November, covering a host of topics. To find out more about these live, interactive events, and to sign up, go to:

Applications for teacher training are now open and popular courses fill up fast. Anyone interested in becoming a teacher should visit: or call the Get into Teaching Line on 0800 389 2500.

Anyone considering returning to teaching, can also access support on 0800 085 0971.


1. Full list of bursaries and scholarships available for the academic year 2016 to 2017.

2. More information about careers in teaching and the routes available to get there.

Train to Teach events this year will also visit:
• Manchester – 14th November 2015
• Sunderland – 17th November 2015
• Birmingham – 21st November 2015
• Oxford – 24th November 2015

About the National College for Teaching and Leadership

The National College for Teaching and Leadership exists to support the development of a self-improving, school-led system. We have two key aims: improving the quality of the education workforce; and helping schools to help each other to improve. An executive agency of the Department for Education, NCTL was created in April 2013 following a merger of the National College for School Leadership and the Teaching Agency. The agency provides a comprehensive programme of support to help graduates become teachers, providing guidance all the way through the application process.

For further information please contact:
Iona Cousland
T: 020 7089 6122