Teach Portsmouth Week – 30th September to 4th October 2019
Teach Portsmouth is an exciting opportunity to recognise and celebrate our current teachers and for everyone to experience the buzz of teaching. Children and adults alike will be encouraged to learn something new which will broaden their horizons and build confidence through sharing their ideas, skills and knowledge. This is an occasion for teaching to be celebrated and experienced no matter what your age! This week is part of the PEP’s Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy and forms a really important part of promoting Portsmouth as the place to live and teach.
Teach Portsmouth Week 2018 is already featured on the new Teach Portsmouth website www.teachportsmouth.co.uk, and we will be advertising the events and activities for Teach Portsmouth Week 2019 here, and through the #TeachPortsmouth and PEP Twitter and Facebook feeds.
There are three ways you can get involved in Teach Portsmouth Week:
1. Teach Portsmouth Awards
There are 11 awards to celebrate some of the great work in our city. Nominations are welcomed from schools, colleges, multi academy trusts and all partners involved in the Portsmouth Education Partnership. Please start to consider who you might wish to nominate. The deadline for nominations is Friday 28th June 2019. For your diary, the Teach Portsmouth Awards evening is on Friday 4th October 2019, so please keep the date free!
2. My Teacher exhibition
The My Teacher on a Postcard Exhibition has been inspired by a recent Twitter Art Exhibition (#TAE2019). This was held in Edinburgh and included 1000 postcards from around the world. We would love to receive 1000 postcards from around Portsmouth and want every school to take part in creating this amazing display.
It couldn’t be simpler to take part. Each school will be provided with postcards. All you have to do is encourage your pupils (and staff!) to use their imagination to create a piece of hand-crafted or digital art, or written work (such as a description, a poem or a story) or even take a photograph that reflects the theme of My Teacher.
Please take a look at the information which is attached and tells you more. The deadline for submissions is Friday 13th September 2019
At your school – who will take part? (a class, a year group, a project group or wider across your school?) Don’t forget adults can also take part. Please let us know how many postcards your school would like – email me back and we will send out the postcards via internal mail.
3. In school activities
Some ideas are here. We know from last year that you will have your own ideas – we can’t wait to hear about them. It will be great to evidence all the fantastic work in schools this week across the city. You can help us to do this by sending us details of any scheduled activities as soon as they are planned for potential media coverage, or by sharing photos and media clips that you can of anything you are part of. I am sure all schools will want to take part in some way or other and we will remind you nearer the time about how to promote what you are doing. For example, you can send photos and media clips to Sarah Lee at [email protected] and we will upload them to our Teach Portsmouth Facebook and Twitter pages, or alternatively you can post them onto social media using the hashtag #TeachPortsmouth.