As a teacher you get the opportunity to make a difference to live's of young people. It's extremely rewarding and allows you to use your skills to give something back.
Inspire the next generation
You may remember a truly brilliant teacher from school who made a real difference to your life. As a teacher you can use your knowledge and passion for your subject to help children unlock capabilities and talents that they didn’t even know they had. You’ll develop a wide range of transferable skills for yourself in the process, too.
In addition to planning and teaching a range of engaging lessons, you can indulge in your hobbies and interests as part of your work by getting involved in after-school clubs, trips or sport.
A career for the future
As well as job satisfaction, teaching also offers great employment prospects and job security:
85% of newly qualified teachers we trained were employed within a year of completing training,
as a good teacher, you’ll always be in demand.
By becoming a teacher, you are joining a profession that offers a huge variety of career opportunities, which include:
Head of department.
Lead practitioner who coach and mentor other.
teachers and induct trainees and early career teachers (ECTs).
Pastoral roles such as pastoral manager or head of year.
Teaching and learning responsibility.
Special educational needs coordinator (SENCO).
Leadership roles such as assistant and deputy.
head, headteacher and executive head.
Plus, much more.
A competitive salary and great benefits
You will also earn a competitive salary. You'll begin on at least £28,000 and can progress up to a headteacher where you could be earning up to £123,057
You can also earn more by taking on extra responsibilities such as teaching and learning responsibilities (TLR) and special educational needs (SEN).
Financial support while you train
There is plenty of financial support available during your teacher training – depending on the subject you want to teach.