Working in teaching
There are teaching jobs in nursery, primary and secondary schools, further education colleges, training centres and universities.
If you teach in a school, you will prepare, teach, mark and assess work. You will write reports, do lunchtime, break and before and after school duties, and attend parent evenings and staff meetings before and/or after school. You will need to have a sense of humour, a great deal of patience and be able to enthuse and motivate learners in your subject. Teachers also spend their own time (including school holidays) preparing lessons and marking and assessing work.
Approximate pay levels
Figures supplied as a guide only
Salaries depend on location, professional experience, teaching and vocational qualifications.
Pay scales for qualified teachers operate on a point scale 1–6. With satisfactory progress you will move up the scale each year.
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