Being a teacher is a job of passion and great dedication. Despite the long hours there is a real sense of satisfaction that comes with the job. We’ve put together a list of our top 10 MUST-HAVE items to help you out in your daily life.

1. Coffee Subscription Service – £14.95 a month

Ahh sweet, sweet caffeine. For every night spent up late marking this liquid gold can help counteract the sluggishness you feel in the morning. They say an army marches on its stomach, but many a teacher marches on coffee.

Make sure you’re never without, with a monthly subscription to a coffee club so you can keep trying new blends to get you through the school day.

2. Awesome sticky notes – £3.95

Sticky notes are great for writing little notes, marking pages and generally cheering up any workspace. You can get them in all colours, shapes and sizes too. So why get boring old yellow ones when you can get exciting ones, like these Happy Jackson ones, that make you feel super organised?

3. A really comfortable pen – £45.00

A lot of time as a teacher is spent marking work, making notes and writing a lot of reports. You’re going to be spending a lot of time with a pen in your hands so comfort is key.

Rather than getting a load of cheap biros, why not splash out a little and get yourself something a bit special that gives you pleasure whilst using it.

We really like this Cross Bailey Rollerball in a gorgeous shade of red available from Paperchase.

4. Self-stirring mug – £3.40

For the days where you’re just not feeling it, take a mundane task off of your to-list and invest in a self-stirring mug.

This nifty little gadget has a button that when pressed will stir hot beverage of choice to perfection. Lazy? Maybe, but we’re not complaining! It’s even got a lid to keep it warmer for longer.

5. A fitness tracker – £9.99

Finding time to keep fit and healthy when you have a full-time job can be tricky. And even the most active of people can struggle to get themselves moving.

Investing in a fitness tracker is a great way to give yourself the motivation to get up and go, and this Jawbone tracker is a great value piece of kit to do just that.