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, 48KB)

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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  • LDBS SCITT – Teaching Taster Course

    29 April 2015 AT 09:00

    This two-day event is aimed at graduates who are interested in applying for School Direct (general primary and secondary) and core PGCE (in Early Years or general primary). We are a London based provider, providing highly personalised training that equips trainees well for employment in schools in London and further afield.

    London Open
  • Transform Teaching School Alliance School Direct open event

    29 April 2015 AT 14:00

    Please drop into this event to discuss how to apply for school direct, how the course is run, funding avaliable, places within local schools. There will be opportunity to talk to course leaders. We are looking forward to meeting you and answering your questions.

    Nottingham Open
  • Train to teach information evening

    29 April 2015 AT 15:30

    Come along to our information event to discuss how you can get into secondary teaching with TKAT Teacher Training.

    Portsmouth Open
  • Primary School Direct Open Day

    29 April 2015 AT 16:00

    This open day will provide an introduction to School Direct across the Essendine Teaching Alliance. The programme includes a tour of the school, an introduction to key members of staff, an outline of our School Direct programme, and information about the application process.

    Maida Vale Open