Career progression stories
The opportunities for career progression as a teacher are plentiful. This includes the possibility of rapid progression into a leadership role – if that’s your ambition. The great thing about teaching is the array of opportunities it presents – so if you’re looking to specialise in areas such as curriculum development, you’re free to shape your own career path.
Become a role model in your school
Karen Falcon, head of geography
From newly qualified teacher (NQT) to head of faculty in just five years, geography teacher Karen says she “couldn’t have made a better decision” than joining the profession. While her classroom time has been reduced, she still thrives on making a positive difference for students.
Read Karen’s story
From NQT to head of biology in two years
Sarah Fisher, head of biology
Sarah never saw herself working in a nine-to-five office job, and has embraced the challenges and career progression teaching has to offer. Having made the jump from NQT to head of biology in just two years, she thrives in an environment that offers “more job satisfaction than any other”.
Read Sarah’s story
From NQT to vice principal
Jon Jones, vice principal
Jon’s enjoyed regular career progression throughout his time in teaching, since qualifying in 2002. In this time he’s taken on a diverse range of leadership roles, with his changing responsibilities offering fresh challenges throughout. Find out how the support and guidance you get as a teacher can help you progress.
Read Jon’s story
Linking work and success
Dr Owen Mather
With a PhD in biochemistry, Owen never felt he fully utilised his skills while working as a senior research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry. Teaching has given him more opportunities to progress and use his expertise to help enhance education for pupils across multiple schools through consultancy and training other teachers.
Read Owen’s story
The rapid career climber
Olly Carr, assistant headteacher
Oxford graduate Olly briefly considered a career in finance before deciding that wasn’t for him. Instead he chose to use his degree to share his passion for physics and make it accessible for all pupils. He hasn’t looked back since – quickly climbing the career ladder via a number of leadership roles.
Read Olly’s story
21 January 2017 10:00
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This event in Nottingham will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.