Maths

Training to teach maths

Good maths teachers are always in demand. You could get £30,000 to teach maths - a £20,000 tax-free bursary while you train and a further £10,000 after tax once in teaching. Alternatively, you could receive a prestigious scholarship with £22,000 tax-free while you train and the same £10,000 after tax once in teaching. Register with us, for up to date information on the financial offer for maths. You’ll also receive free tailored advice from a dedicated teaching expert, who will answer all your teaching-related questions and help you throughout your application. 

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By training to teach maths, you’ll be embarking on a career that offers more than just exceptional job satisfaction. You’ll also get to help young people conquer a skill integral to their long-term success.

On your teacher training course, you’ll learn the best ways to engage pupils and make maths enjoyable, ensuring they have the skills they’ll need for years to come. You’ll be teaching across a range of ages and abilities every day. Your training will enable you to switch seamlessly between introducing algebra, to teaching the intricacies of trigonometry to older students. 

At the end of successfully completing teacher training, you’ll gain qualified teacher status (QTS), which is needed to teach as a qualified teacher in England. Additionally, all university-led courses will offer a postgraduate qualification, usually a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE), and so do most school-led courses - you can check if a course provides a PGCE on UCAS Teacher Training.

And once you qualify, you’ll benefit from a competitive starting salary of at least £22,917, or £28,660 in inner London. As your career progresses, so will your salary – in fact, teachers in leadership roles earn on average £57.500, with many earning significantly more. Additionally, teaching offers access to a wealth of other benefits – from a generous pension to enjoying the flexibility of school holidays, up to 13 weeks, which are unique to the profession.

Enhance your subject knowledge 

In the academic year 2016/17, over a third of trainees in eligible subjects completed additional subject training to enable them to start teacher training. If you don’t have a maths degree, or need to refresh your knowledge, you could complete a fully funded subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course before you start your training. During the course, you could get a SKE bursary of up to £2,400 for a shorter course of 8-12 weeks and up to £5,600 for a 28-week course – find out more

 

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