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Why teach?

More of the best graduates and professionals are training to teach. That’s because there are more great reasons to pursue a career in teaching than ever before. You can benefit from financial support during your training, and once you’ve qualified you can enjoy enviable job security and a generous pension. Plus you get the chance to inspire young people and use your skills to give something back – making sure every pupil gets the same access to a quality education and the opportunity to succeed. And we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Watch this video for helpful tips on getting into teaching, from real trainees and experienced teachers. Transcript (PDF, 118KB)

Even when you get home and you have had a tough day, there will be something that has happened that will make you smile.

Paul Evason, design and technology teacher

Upcoming events

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  • Postgraduate teaching information week

    05 October 2015 AT 14:00

    Edge Hill University offers postgraduate teacher training programmes across the age ranges of early years, primary, secondary and further education and training.

    Lancashire Open
  • University of Reading postgraduate information evening

    05 October 2015 AT 16:00

    Find out more about training to be a teacher with the University of Reading and our School Direct partnerships.

    Reading Open
  • Ark Teacher Training information evening

    05 October 2015 AT 18:00

    Considering a teaching career? Interested in School Direct and a PGCE? Ark Teacher Training is a training programme that runs across 34 Ark schools in high-need areas in London, Birmingham, Portsmouth and Hastings, and is holding an information event..

    London Open
  • Teach Surrey - Information Events

    06 October 2015 AT 09:30

    Come and find out why you should train to teach with Teach Surrey (accredited by George Abbot SCITT). Learn how we run our programme and get tips on your application.

    Guildford Open