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Why Choose ​​​​​​​Teaching as a career?

As a teacher you get the opportunity to make a difference to young people's lives. 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:

  • 94% of newly qualified teachers we trained were employed in a teaching role within six months of completing training,
  • as a good teacher, you’ll always be in demand.

Once qualified, there are many chances for good teachers to climb the career ladder and find opportunities for employment.

A competitive salary and great benefits

You will also earn a competitive salary. You'll begin on at least £23,720 or £29,664 in inner London.

As you rise up the pay ranges, you could earn as much as £118,490 as a headteacher, in inner London.


£ 23,720


£ 118,490

Schools now have more freedom to develop their own pay policies to attract and retain the teachers who have the greatest impact on their pupils’ learning. So what you’re paid will be linked to performance and not length of service – meaning you can increase your salary faster than ever before.


Financial support while you train

There is plenty of financial support available during your teacher training – depending on the subject you want to teach.