Time for a change? Maybe it's time to get into teaching...
Are you ready to become part of a new generation of high-calibre teachers?
Monday 06 January 2014
The start of a new year sparks an appetite for change. You might be thinking about career progression and looking to improve your chances of promotion. Why not consider teaching? It’s the profession on which all others depend.
Teaching has changed. This year, three quarters of new trainee teachers had a 2:1 or first - higher than ever before.
Substantial tax-free bursaries of £20,000 and scholarships of £25,000 are available for top graduates who train to teach maths, physics, chemistry and computing.
There is a range of great training options to choose from. For example, for those looking to change from a professional career into teaching, the School Direct (salaried) route offers a fantastic opportunity to retrain in a school environment while receiving a wage. But all teacher training courses, whether school-led or university-led, include dedicated time in a school, providing trainees with plenty of practical experience.
The training more than pays off, as teaching offers excellent opportunities for career progression. Those who are ambitious and want to progress could find themselves in a management position after as few as four years in the job - quicker than other careers.
What's more, schools now have more freedom over how they pay their teachers, linking pay more closely to performance, with scope for higher rewards and faster progression for the most successful teachers.
Applicants to teacher training need impressive qualifications and must also pass professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy before their training starts. To be successful in the application process, they must demonstrate that they have great communication skills and enthusiasm.
If you've got a degree you are proud of, why not use it to start training for a career you can be proud of?
To get into teaching and for support throughout the application process, sign up online or call the
Teaching Line on 0800 389 2500
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