Month: September 2016

Considering a Career in Teaching?

 Are you Considering a career in teaching? This guide is designed just for you. It gives you information about, personal qualities, qualifications, and next steps. The personal  qualities and skills you will need to become a teacher The qualifications you  will need How to find out more about teaching as a career What personal qualities do teachers need? You definitely need to be a TEAM PLAYER. Teachers work daily with Teaching Assistants and other professionals so you really need to be able to work well with others.  You will need to be comfortable with giving instructions to other adults as...

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Changing Careers into Teaching

Thinking of changing careers into teaching? Teaching can be a very rewarding career whatever your previous experience. Employers value life experience outside of the education system, so don’t think that your age will count against you when applying for jobs. There are a few things you need to know: You must have a C or above in GCSE English and Maths, or an equivalent qualification. To teach in Early Years and Primary schools, you also need Science GCSE.  It may be possible to gain these alongside teacher training, if you do not already have them, or you might consider...

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Routes into Teaching

There are more routes into teaching than ever before. The choice may seem bewildering, but whether you are a recent graduate or a career changer, there are options designed for you.             First things first, have you got the right GCSEs? To teach at secondary level, you will need at least a GCSE grade C in Maths and English (B if you are applying in Wales). For early years and primary, you also need a C in science.  Graduate or Undergraduate? If you don’t already have a degree, you are going to need one!...

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What should I study at University if I want to be a teacher?

With so many routes into teaching now available, it can be confusing to work out which way to go. You will definitely need a degree to qualify as a teacher, but there are several ways to go about it. we have put together a brief guide on “What should I study at University if I want to be a teacher?”. Which subjects are the best for would-be teachers to study? If you have decided to complete your degree before you train as a teacher, or if you aren’t quite sure that teaching will be for you, choose a subject...

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Returning to Teaching Advice

Thinking of getting back into the classroom after a few years out? Qualified but have never taught in a state school? If you are looking to get back into teaching, it may not be as difficult as you think! The DFE Get into Teaching website (https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/explore-my-options/return-to-teaching ) provides a range of information and resources. Depending on how long you have been out of teaching, you may need to do some catching up! There are no formal qualifications for you to take as you are already a qualified teacher. However, you might want to; Update your subject Knowledge with an...

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