What is it?

Teaching is a rewarding career involving dealing with young people and sharing knowledge with the next generation. It involves more than just the passing on of information as you are dealing with individuals susceptible to distraction. Thus, you are required to have good people skills and presentation abilities to keep the students engaged.

What skills do you need?

An Engaging Personality ➕ Effective Discipline Skills ➕ Good Classroom Management Skills ➕ Good Communication with Parents ➕ High Expectations ➕ Knowledge of Curriculum and Standards ➕ Knowledge of Subject Matter


  • Saint Thomas the Apostle Secondary School
  • Sacred Heart Sixth Form
  • Chelsea Academy Secondary School
  • Lea Valley Secondary School
  • Saint Josephs Primary School

Salary range

  • Headteachers: £115,582
  • Leading Practitioners: £66,638
  • Upper Pay: £46,829
  • Main Pay: £38,241
  • Unqualified Teachers: £30,270

What qualifications do you need?

GCSE grade C or above in mathematics and English: for primary teaching you also need GCSE science grade C or above.
Professional skills tests: in literacy and numeracy (if training in England). You must pass these before starting your teacher training course.
A degree: for primary teaching some ITT providers prefer you to have a degree in a national curriculum subject. For secondary teaching you'll need a degree in, or closely related to, the subject you would like to teach.

Job roles

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Teacher
  • Form Tutor
  • Supply Teacher
  • Head of Sixth Form
  • Head of Department
  • Head of Year
  • Deputy Headteacher
  • Head Teacher
  • Executive Headteacher

Current Opportunities


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