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City welcomes latest cohort of newly qualified teachers

Wolverhampton has officially welcomed its latest cohort of newly qualified teachers who have joined primary, secondary and special schools across the city this autumn.

The City of Wolverhampton Council's Director of Education Meredith Teasdale (left) and Cabinet Member for Education and Skills Councillor Lynne Moran (right) with some of the Class of 2018
Class of 2018

Dozens of new teachers were invited to a special event at the GTG Training Centre in Wednesfield organised by the City of Wolverhampton Council's Schools Standards Team, where they had the chance to meet other members of the "class of 2018" and find out more about what being a new teacher entails.

They also had opportunity to meet the City of Wolverhampton Council's Director of Education Meredith Teasdale and the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills Councillor Lynne Moran.

The teachers heard about the support that is available to help them in their careers in Wolverhampton and the good work that is taking place to further raise educational standards, which has seen improved performance in schools. They also had the chance to participate in workshops focusing on how to create a positive climate for learning, behaviour management strategies and the safe use of information and communication technology.

Councillor Moran said: "We are delighted to welcome this new group of teachers to Wolverhampton. They bring with them fresh drive, ambition and creativity and I'd like to wish all our new arrivals a long, happy and successful career."

Meredith Teasdale, Director for Education, added: "It is wonderful to see so many new teachers choosing to teach in our city, one that has so much to offer. We have great ambitions for the years ahead, as we look to continue working with our schools to drive forward further improvement.

"Our newly qualified teachers have a very important role to play in this, and I am sure they will thrive here in Wolverhampton."

  • released: Thursday 4 October, 2018