AN ALCESTER teacher features in a new film as part of a ‘Get into Teaching’ campaign.
The film coincides with the discovery that some 1,000 people – half of West Midlands adults surveyed – work in a job or career related to one of their favourite school subjects.
‘My Favourite Subject’ features teachers from across the country capturing what they love most about the subjects they teach, and how they engage and inspire their pupils. It aims to highlight how teachers use their energy and creativity to bring their subjects to life and shows others how they could use their passion to inspire the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, artists, and linguists.
Performing arts teacher Sabrina Sacco, at Alcester Academy, said: “Helping to shape the lives of the next generation on a daily basis is a real privilege. For me, you can’t beat the moments you see a student’s face light up when they learn something new in one of your lessons.
“Performing arts is a subject that allows students to express themselves in a way that’s different to other subjects. It allows them to be their authentic self, which is so liberating. Being able to watch students thrive during my lessons and be as excited and passionate about the subject as much as I am, is pretty special.
“I’m so proud to have contributed to the new film, which celebrates teachers’ love for their favourite subjects. I would encourage anyone thinking about their next steps who has the passion and potential to teach to find out more about making it their career.”
The teachers demonstrate how they can make subject content enjoyable by rooting lessons in everyday life to engage young people and adults alike. This tied in with other figures revealing almost four in five of people surveyed agreed being taught something new was more enjoyable when related to the world around them.
Campaign spokesman Roger Pope added: “Our research shows the impact that good teachers can have on their students, way beyond the classroom years. For many of us, school subjects ignite interests, which evolve into passions and often lead us to the careers we choose later in life.
“When it comes to teaching as a career, you not only get to immerse yourself in a subject you’re passionate about every day, but you are also in the unique position where you can channel this enthusiasm to inspire others in the classroom. What stands out in our new film ‘My Favourite Subject’, is how teachers thrive on sparking the curiosity of their students, through their own enthusiasm and energy for what is their own favourite subject. It’s truly inspiring.
“I would encourage anyone with a passion for a particular topic or subject to consider teaching and search Get Into Teaching to find out more.”
Visit getintoteaching.education.gov.uk for more details.