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Looking for your first teaching job

It is a strange time when you are completing your teacher training.  You are likely to have only just started your main placement and you are already looking for your first teaching job.  January is not too early to apply and May is not too late. So, even though you feel the panic to apply but you do not know where you want to work or in what sort of school – wait – plan your approach.  Here is some advice. First, decide on an area that you would like to work and research the schools in that area. ...

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Where you should sit in the staffroom

The easy answer should be: wherever you like.  However, school politics are such that this is not really the case.  Each school is a creature with its own personality – in some respects this makes them a wonderful place to work.  There is no general advice that can be given for your staffroom. Yet, here are some “fun” points that are worth considering. First: certain subjects might take ownership of certain areas of the staffroom.  Ask someone where your team like to sit and choose if you are going to cluster with your clan or if you are going...

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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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