Why teach?

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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  • STEM train/return to teach

    08 February 2016 AT 18:00

    Find out more about the routes into teaching, the UCAS process, and tips on how to make a successful application.

    High Wycombe
  • Luton Futures – Return to Teaching information event

    08 February 2016 AT 18:00

    This is an opportunity to find out about the new support programme to help qualified teachers return to the profession. If you are interested in returning to teaching and can teach English, mathematics, science, languages or geography at secondary school level, Luton Futures may be able to provide the support you need to refresh your skills.

    Luton
  • Ark Teacher Training information evening

    08 February 2016 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 for those looking to become teachers.

    London
  • Advice for international applicants

    08 February 2016 AT 18:30

    You can train as a teacher in England even if you are not from the UK. Join this online session to receive helpful advice from our Premier Plus advisers about funding, gaining school experience, and converting your qualifications from abroad.

    Open