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Do you want to learn about progression opportunities in teaching?

Regardless of where you are in your career, teaching provides opportunities for those who want to progress. Join Teach Portsmouth for their upcoming webinar on Wednesday 26 May from 4pm.

Learn about your options as well as continuing professional development in teaching as two Portsmouth-based teachers share their experiences moving through the profession from training to senior roles.

Who is this webinar aimed at?

  • People considering a different career or interested in teaching
  • Teachers who want more information on career progression locally
  • Learning support assistants looking to step up into a teaching role

What will I learn about?

  • The difference between pastoral, senior and teaching roles
  • Continuing professional development opportunities in Portsmouth
  • Top tips on how to progress in early years, primary and secondary settings

About the webinar series

Teach Portsmouth presents… is a series of webinars designed to untangle the routes into teaching, enabling you to understand your options. All our webinars provide a great introduction to the profession, led by local experts who support young people in education. Attendees will also be able to ask questions in a live Q&A during the session.

About our speakers

Lloyd O’Neil
Head of science at Admiral Lord Nelson School (secondary)

Lloyd started his teaching career as a learning support assistant at Portchester School. He enjoyed helping young people, using his background in sports and coaching. He soon enrolled on a teacher training course and graduated.

Shortly after this time, he joined the science department at Admiral Lord Nelson School and soon progressed from second in science to head of department.


Jemma Clark
Head teacher at Southsea Infants School (early years)

Jemma began her teaching journey at the University of Chichester where she studied a post graduate certificate in education (PGCE). After graduating, she started at College Park in Portsmouth as a newly qualified teacher (NQT). Within 3 years of joining the school, Jemma became an early years foundation specialist (EYFS) leader.

Her trajectory soon saw her become leader in English at the school, progressing to assistant head teacher in a space of 4 years. Jemma has recently completed a masters in education leadership and management as well as becoming head teacher at Southsea Infants School.


Debbie Anderson
Head of school improvement at Portsmouth City Council

Debbie has worked in education settings as both a head teacher and executive head teacher for over 20 years in Portsmouth.

As a national leader of education (NLE) she has also supported school leaders and their schools to move from Ofsted requires improvement to good judgements. She has delivered training and has developed staff as part of her role.

Debbie currently works at Portsmouth City Council as head of school improvement and early years, ensuring children and young people receive the best education possible.

Register to attend the webinar today

Learn about career progression in teaching at our upcoming webinar. It is free to attend and is held on Zoom video conferencing. If you would like to attend, you must register in advance.