We run information events in the South East, South Coast, West Midlands and East of England. Please reserve your place below.  If you’re not able to attend the dates provided, look out for further dates throughout the year.

Information events are an opportunity to learn more about the Now Teach programme and what you can expect as a trainee teacher. You will also be able to ask the team any questions you may have. Refreshments will be provided. We have finished our info events for the year, however you can take a look at our previous info events below.

At Now Teach we are listening to government advice on Coronavirus and will update candidates/attendees regularly for each of our upcoming events.

Summer Conference

The Now Teach Conference runs on the 24th and 26th July 2021. It is exclusively for Now Teachers, Schools and Training Providers.

24th July

Welcome - 10:30

Hear from our host, Clare Geldard about what to expect across the day and housekeeping for any queries you might have. We’ll be joined by others from the Now Teach team.

Keynote Speaker: Lucy Kellaway - 10:50

Hear from Now Teach’s chief cheerleader Lucy Kellaway about the highs (and lows) of teaching and about the best decision you’ve ever made!

Ask Me Anything Panel
- 11:10

Now Teachers are ready to myth-bust and advise on preparing for your first term.

Anne-Marie Lawlor, MFL teacher, Cohort 2017; Vishal Handa, maths teacher, Cohort 2018; Frances Castle, MFL teacher, Cohort 2019; Darren Manoharan: chemistry teacher, Cohort 2020

What to Expect in Your QTS Year - 12:00

Ark has worked extensively with Now Teachers and this session is designed to help you understand what to expect and how to prepare for success.

Terri Slater, Associate Director of Teaching and Learning at Ark Burlington Danes Academy and Head of Social Science

Wellbeing and Time Management - 13:45

Dr Emma Kell is joined by a Now Teacher to share their experiences and advice for managing your wellbeing over the training year.

Dr Emma Kell, Author of ‘How to Survive in Teaching’ and Founder of Those That Can; Rob Eckersley: biology teacher, Cohort 2019

Managing Relationships – Being the Oldest and the Newest - 13:45

How does it feel to be oldest and the newest in the classroom?
This panel will explore the challenges and opportunities.

Julia Randell-Khan, Encore Global Program; Dr Martin Hyde, Associate Professor in Gerontology, Swansea University; Katie Waldegrave, Co-founder

Behaviour Panel - 14:40

Now Teachers are often surprised by approaches to behaviour in the classroom. Our panel will share their approaches to a topic that most teachers have concerns about.

Zed Holmes (Chair), economics teacher, Cohort 2018; Deborah Mills, English teacher, Cohort 2019; Nick Golson, MFL teacher, Cohort 2020; Simon Carnegie, maths teacher, Cohort 2017

Keynote Speaker: Sam Freedman - 15:30

Hear Sam share more about what awaits you, the impact your decision to retrain will have on the profession and why you are entering the best profession in the world!

Sam Freedman, Senior Advisor, Ark

Optional Networking: Cohort 2021 - 16:05

An opportunity to connect with fellow trainees in small discussion groups.

26th July

Welcome - 10:30

Hear from our host, Clare Geldard, and our co-founders about what to expect across the day and housekeeping for any queries you might have. The Programme team are on hand across the conference for you to ask any questions via the chat function on Zoom.

The Early Career Framework and You - 10:45

With the Early Career Framework (ECF) rolling out nationally from September, Faye Craster and Nicola Podd will discuss what your entitlement is.

Faye Craster, Director of Development, Teach First; Nicola Podd, Director, Ambition Institute

Faye Craster: Director of Development, Teach First | Nicola Podd: Director, Ambition Institute

A Long Life in Teaching - 11:20

As qualified teachers how can you remain motivated? Reuben Moore (Teach First) explores values and goal setting in the classroom.

Reuben Moore, Executive Director, Teach First

Understanding the Impact of Now Teachers - 11:55

Owen (Impact Ed) and Abi (inHive)  will provide a brief overview of the work they have been conducting to understand the impact Now Teachers are making both within and beyond the classroom.

Abi Nokes, Chief Executive Officer, inHive; Owen Carter, Co-founder and Managing Director, ImpactEd

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - 13:00

How can you approach Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from a school context and what are the associated needs and responsibilities of teachers?

Hannah Wilson, Co-founder and Director, Diverse Educators; Aretha Banton and Youlande Harrowell: Co-founders, Mindful Equity

Mental Health in Schools - 13:00

Place2Be – a leading charity for mental health in schools – discuss key learnings and advice for teachers building on work they undertook with a small consultation group
of Now Teachers.

Matthew Audley, Lead Trainer, Place2Be; Vincent Neate, maths teacher, Cohort 2019

Where to Next in Education? - 13:55

John Blake and Dame Rachel de Souza will reflect on the past year in education and what key learnings will shape the year to come.

Dame Rachel de Souza, Children’s Commissioner for England; John Blake, Head of Public Affairs and Engagement, Ark

Keynote Speaker: Doug Lemov - 14:45

How do you teach like a champion? Doug Lemov will share his reflections and tips on teaching.

Doug Lemov, Author ‘Teach Like a Champion’

Optional Networking All Cohorts - 15:25

An opportunity to connect with fellow trainees in small discussion groups.

School Insight and Information Events

Action Tutoring

10 August 2021

Online Webinar

Join us to hear about opportunities to tutor with our partner Action Tutoring, supporting students and gaining valuable experience.

Full dial-in details will be shared closer to the event.


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