TEACHING CHAMPION RABIA ENCOURAGES GRADUATES TO THINK ABOUT TEACHING IN THE FURTHER EDUCATION SECTOR
A ‘teacher champion’ from Tower Hamlets College is appearing in a new recruitment film to encourage graduates to train for a teaching career in the further education and training sector.
Rabia Khanom, from Tower Hamlets, is a foundation learning teacher at the College and appears in the new film discussing why she went into teaching and the personal rewards she gets from her job.
The film is titled ‘Teach Skills, Touch Lives’, and has been produced by the Education and Training Foundation, a charity which promotes excellence in teaching and learning and high quality teaching and outcomes for learners.
A number of ‘Teacher Champions’, including Rabia, appeared in the film to give their own personal testimonies about why they went into FE teaching and how it is a dynamic and rewarding, as well as varied and inspiring teaching career path. All the teachers explain passionately how their previous careers or life experiences provided them with the inspiration to want to work in FE and make a positive difference to people’s lives.
In the film, Rabia explains her motivations for becoming a teacher:
“I went into teaching after I had my own children as I realised the skills I was using as a mum I could transfer. That boosted my confidence.”
Olivia Dorricott, Director of Leadership, Management and Governance at the Education and Training Foundation said:
“I am delighted with our new film. It reflects the enthusiasm and commitment of teachers, like Rabia, who really want to help their students in a positive way and demonstrates how rewarding teaching in the FE sector can be.
“We hope lots of people will be inspired by these testimonies and want to find out more and choose to teach in FE.”
The film can be viewed on You Tube; search for Teach in FE. The Education and Training Foundation are encouraging anyone interested in teaching in FE to visit www.feadvice.org.uk or call 0300 303 1877