Frequently Asked Questions
What even is a TeachMeet?
The first TeachMeet took place in 2006 and has since grown to have an international presence within the education sector. TeachMeets allow teacher educators to join together and share ideas, resources and practice. TeachMeets provide a fantastic platform for reflection, curiosity and organic pedagogy whilst providing a free professional development opportunity. Participants choose to present for either 2 or 7 minutes, so the events are fast paced and full of energy. TeachMeets are organised and run by teachers for teachers.
We’re home to more than 300 schools and 4 further education colleges. We’re a great county full of heritage and innovation worth shouting about. We’re passionate about delivering world class education which provides ambitious and engaging opportunities for children and young people to thrive and live fulfilled lives. We’re tenacious about this cause and the belief that happy healthy teachers sow the seeds to make this happen.
How much does it cost to attend?
Nothing! TeachMeet Gloucestershire is totally free to attend or participate. We’re incredibly grateful to our fantastically generous sponsors both locally and nationally who contribute to our cause and share our passion.
Can anyone attend?
Our true love is education. We welcome teachers, trainee teachers and the incredible heroes who make learning possible for all children and young people. Whether you’re a teaching assistant, learning support assistant or SENCo, we’d love you to join us. The only thing that we ask is that you work in a school or college.
Who can present / speak at a TeachMeet Gloucestershire?
You! These events can only work thanks to the willingness of those attending to present and share their amazing ideas and pedagogy.
I’m a business, can I sell my product at TeachMeet Gloucestershire?
Generally no. If you’ve been generous enough to sponsor and support our event and your product is relevant to the sector and supports our mission then you’d be more than welcome. We’re always willing to consider including literature or a stand at our event.