Why teach? Teaching is a challenging yet extremely satisfying career. If you enjoy working with children and young people, have a passion to help them reach their potential in life and you would like to contribute to society, becoming a qualified teacher is an ideal profession for you.
Currently, there is a growing demand for teachers in the UK, particularly within inner city schools. Once you graduate, your employment prospects are very good.
Starting salaries compare well to what you might receive in many other professions. Plus, there are plenty of opportunities to progress your career either within the classroom or in a leadership role. Teachers are twice as likely to be in a management position as graduates in other careers after 3.5 years on the job.
Teachers get incredible joy and satisfaction from seeing the difference they make as their pupils progress, gain enthusiasm for learning and develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of the world. Teachers foster creativity, develop character and help their pupils to achieve the skills they need to reach their potential and lead productive lives. As a teacher, you’ll see the fruits of your efforts every day as you watch your pupils grow.
- What can I expect from teaching?
A fulfilling career
No two days are the same
A life changing experience
Making a difference in the lives of young people
- What qualities do I need?
Passionate about teaching
Good communications skills
Able to use your initiative
Inspirational and enthusiastic
Resilience and able deal with pressure
A good listener
Creative and imaginative
A sense of humour