Day in the life of a teacher

“Every day is so different”

There’s more to teaching than being in class. Teachers enjoy planning lessons, working with colleagues, talking to parents and running school clubs.

Follow a teacher’s day

Changing career

If you are thinking of changing your career, you’re in good company. Every year, many people decide to move from other careers into teaching. You can see people who’ve chosen to switch career and make a difference to young people’s lives.

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Transferring my skills to teaching

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Financier's future in maths

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School experience helped me decide to switch

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International returning teachers

It’s a great time to train to teach, with a wide array of training options and support available. Find out what you can expect from current trainees and teachers.

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Returning to teaching with international experience

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Returning to teaching with support from an adviser

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Teacher training

It’s a great time to train to teach, with a wide array of training options and support available. Find out what you can expect from current trainees and teachers.

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Why don’t you teach, Miss?

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Teacher training: it’s worth it

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Salaried teacher training: classroom learning

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Making a difference

Teachers talk about making a real difference to pupils’ learning and lives - and the job satisfaction that comes with a career in teaching. Find out how these teachers are helping pupils realise their ambitions, and enjoying every moment.

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Turning a tough lesson into a success

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Going back and giving back

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No two days are the same

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Career progression

Teachers talk about making a real difference to pupils’ learning and lives - and the job satisfaction that comes with a career in teaching. Find out how these teachers are helping pupils realise their ambitions, and enjoying every moment.

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Grasp every opportunity

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NQT to head of biology in 2 years

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Leaping to head of department

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Returning to teaching

Teachers talk about making a real difference to pupils' learning and lives - and the job satisfaction that comes with a career in teaching. Find out how these teachers are helping pupils realise their ambitions, and enjoying every moment.

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Getting back into the classroom

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Top tips for returning teachers

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