Choosing or changing a career can be a big decision. If you're wondering if teaching is the best path for you, find out what it's really like and where it can lead.
Making a difference
As a teacher, your passion and creativity will inspire and shape future generations.
Give something back
I tried many things until I realised that working with young people and helping them develop skills truly inspired me.
Share your subject passion
I love bringing real life science stories into the classroom so students can build knowledge of the world around them.
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Your career, your path
Teaching gives you the chance to shape a role that suits your skills, situation and ambition.
- Move into leadership and influence the way things work
- Use your subject knowledge to help shape the curriculum
- Work with a pastoral team to support pupil wellbeing
What qualifications do you need to train?
To train to teach in primary, secondary and special schools in England you'll need:
- GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths (and science if you want to teach primary)
- a bachelor's degree
A job like no other
Looking for challenge and variety? As a teacher you'll work with lots of young people with a range of abilities, thinking on your feet to find creative solutions to problems.
Work in a dynamic environment
You encounter problems, as you would in any career, but you have the support of colleagues to try new approaches and techniques until you find the right solution.
Challenge your own thinking
The classroom changes by the hour and working with different age ranges and abilities means you have to keep a fresh outlook.
Want to find out how to become a teacher?
Get to grips with what you need to do and when in our simple 5 step guide.