Harlesden teacher stars in national campaign to recruit more people to the profession

Hilda Sarfo Frimpong, 29, teaches at a school in Wandsworth

A teacher from Harlesden is starring in a national campaign to recruit more people to the profession.

Hilda Sarfo Frimpong, 29, has been selected from the brightest and best teachers across the country to given the prestigious role.

Ms Frimong, originally from Ghana and who teaches at a school in Wandsworth, has a first class honours in maths and computer science.

She said: “I think that if you have high expectations of yourself, this will be passed onto your students – to ensure they achieve the best they can.

“Though it’s a challenging job, it is rewarding, ever changing and keeps my mind stimulated. Even if I am teaching the same class twice in a row, it is never the same lesson.”

Stephen Hillier, chief executive of the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA), said: “This campaign is a highly visible way to capture people’s attention and get them thinking about teaching in a completely different way.

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“Contemporary teaching is not only rewarding in emotional terms, but can also be rewarding in a professional and financial sense.

“Career progression opportunities within teaching are definitely available and there is scope to move up the ladder with speed if you are ambitious and driven.

“The stars of our campaign are living proof of just what can be achieved.”

To find out more about teaching visit www.tda.gov.uk