Helpful information and resources
To help you better prepare for a career in teaching and improve your chances at an interview, these resources will provide you with helpful information on topics ranging from the Teachers' Standards and the curriculum, to work the sector is doing to tackle unnecessary teacher workload.
Review the Teachers’ Standards – these define the minimum level of practice needed to achieve qualified teacher status. Additionally, they are also used to assess the performance of all teachers with qualified teacher status.
Get an overview of the national curriculum – it covers what subjects are taught and the standards students should reach in each subject.
Classroom best practice
The Department for Education is working with the profession to reduce unnecessary workload on teachers, so you can concentrate on teaching and your development. Three independent teacher workload review groups were established and schools have been using the published reports - on marking, planning and teaching resources, and data management to improve teachers' workload. You can also use these materials, during your training year and when you qualify as a teacher.
Read these practical examples illustrating the ways in which schools are tackling teachers' workload.
Other helpful information
Financial support for teacher training
08 April 2020 - 13:00
Find out about the range of financial incentives and support available to help fund your teacher training. Our panel will answer all of your questions about bursaries, scholarships and salaried School Direct courses. We'll also discuss the eligibility criteria for bursaries and scholarships, and how to apply for financial support.
Change career to teaching
04 May 2020 - 19:30
Considering changing career to teaching? Not sure about the next step? Our teaching advisers will discuss the different routes available to help you retrain and experiences of the obstacles faced when changing career.
Secondary school teaching
11 May 2020 - 19:30
This online event will provide advice on all things secondary teaching. It will offer helpful hints and tips on the different training options available and how to choose the right option for you.