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Training to teach English

The job satisfaction of teaching English is hard to beat. You’ll put your knowledge to brilliant use by inspiring pupils of all abilities to achieve the best attainable levels of literacy.

English is a vital subject at the core of the curriculum, one that can be integral to young people’s long-term prospects and success. That’s why schools need the very best professionals and graduates to bring their skills as English teachers to the classroom. As part of the curriculum, you get to use your knowledge and creativity to:

  • provide your pupils with the ability to express themselves to the best standards, both verbally and in writing
  • help your class to become critical thinkers, working together to explore and dissect modern and classic literature
  • ensure students meet the mandatory minimum requirement at GCSE that further education and professions demand

Your training will have a strong focus on helping your classes to become effective communicators. You’ll learn the teaching methods and strategies that will help them hone their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to stand them in good stead for the future.

And once you’ve qualified, you’ll benefit from a competitive starting salary of at least £22,467, or £28,098 in inner London. You'll also have lots of opportunities for rapid career progression and pay increases. 

 

In 2016/17,

84%

of trainee English teachers had a 2:1 or first

Starting salary of up to

£28k*

once qualified

*Find out more

Upcoming events

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Train to Teach Ipswich

24 January 2017 16:30

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

Ipswich

Train to Teach York

28 January 2017 10:00

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

York

Train to Teach Nottingham

02 February 2017 16:30

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

Nottingham

Train to Teach Birmingham

04 February 2017 09:30

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

Birmingham