A TEACHER from North Bromsgrove High School has become the face of a new campaign to encourage people to get into teaching, writes Kate Duffy.
Melanie Muldowney now teaches maths at the school after several years working as a director of operations for a company.
She wanted to do something that would make a real impact so swapped the corporate for the classroom.
Melanie said: “Teaching is hard work, but it’s also very varied and rewarding.”
She claimed changing career was a big decision but choosing to become a teacher was the best move she had ever made.
New research released last week reveals that 53 per cent of professionals surveyed in the West Midlands admit to questioning the suitability of their current job. The study showed over half of the 2,000 asked did not feel fulfilled in their role and questioned their long-term prospects.
Respondents cited teaching offered a stable, long-term career, the ability to shape lives and holidays that suited family life among the main attractions.
The national survey for the Get Into Teaching campaign explored the general working population’s perception of their current job.
Roger Pope, spokesperson for the campaign, said: “People who are doubting the suitability of their career are seeking the very things that teaching could offer them.”
Anyone wanting to find out more about a career in the classroom can visit https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk or call 0800 389 2500.