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Training to teach primary

By training to teach primary, you’ll have an extraordinary impact during some of the most crucial years of a child’s development. No two days will ever be the same as you teach subjects across the curriculum. You could also be eligible for a bursary to help fund your training. Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train with School Direct (salaried) or Teach First.

As a primary teacher, you can set children up to succeed from the start, making sure they all have access to a brilliant education. The impact you can have as a primary teacher is immense.

Primary teachers often teach the same class different subjects, so your training will also equip you with the skills you need to respond to your pupils’ individual needs. As a result, you’ll discover how to fulfil an increasingly pastoral role in the classroom, helping children feel at ease and settled into school life.

Once qualified you’ll be ensured job security, and benefit from a competitive starting salary of at least £22,467, or £28,098 in inner London.

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Upcoming events

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Train to Teach University of Cumbria

22 June 2017 15:00

This event in Lancaster will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.


Preparing for your teacher training

05 June 2017 18:30

Have you accepted a teacher training place for September 2017? Join us to find out how you can prepare for the best possible start.

Advice for First and Second Year Undergraduates

12 June 2017 18:30

This online event is for first and second year university students interested in teaching. Find out what you can do now that will help you make a great application for teacher training.

Support with your application

19 June 2017 18:30

This online event will provide hints and tips on how to draft a great personal statement.