A north London teacher is set to star in a new Get Into Teaching TV advert.

The England-wide campaign showcases a real-life maths teacher, Ben Goodwin, inspiring others to follow in his footsteps.

The advert, first airing today (Monday, January 15), details the career path of fictitious teacher 'Mr Joseph', from his first nervous classroom experience to his progression to head of maths.

Mr Goodwin assumes the role of Mr Joseph, illustrating milestones and the stimulating nature of the teaching profession.

Mr Goodwin has been captivated by maths since his school days, and having followed his passion, he now plays an active role in helping pupils understand the subject.

The teacher-turned TV star said: "There is no other job out there quite like being a teacher, and I’ve really enjoyed being a part of this new campaign to show others just that."

"There’s no denying it’s hard work, but the rewards and opportunity to grow as a person certainly outweigh that.

He added: "My students continue to surprise, impress and make me smile every day."

The advert is part of the Department for Education’s Get Into Teaching campaign.

It will be aired across TV, in commercial breaks amid popular shows such as Love Island, and in cinemas as well as video-on-demand platforms.

Roger Pope, spokesperson for the Get Into Teaching campaign, said: "Our hope is that this new campaign resonates with those searching for a career they can feel fulfilled in and proud of, and that will give them as much as it gives their students."

He emphasised the crucial role teachers play, as well as the growth that a profession in teaching allows.

Teachers' starting salaries are set at a minimum £30,000, with those based in London earning more.

Benefits include a substantial pension and generous holidays.

To find out more, or for free advice from experienced advisers, those interested should visit the Get Into Teaching website or call the Get Into Teaching Line on 0800 389 2500.