Teaching Jobs And How To Get Into Teaching - A Guide
|Introduction To Teaching Jobs And How To Get Into Teaching|
‘Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.’ How many times have you seen or heard this quote? Well, the chances are, if you are thinking you might want to get into teaching, whether that’s primary school teaching jobs, secondary teaching jobs or even further and higher education, someone at some point will have said this to you.
Because the teaching profession is perhaps one of the most misunderstood professions out there. “Oh, you get long holidays and you only work a few hours a day. It’s an easy life.” That’s what many people believe. However, teaching jobs can be very demanding, challenging and stressful at times and the hours are long - but those who work in the teaching profession will also tell you that their career is also one of the most rewarding careers out there. When you are working with children and young people of whatever age, no two days are ever the same and you can imagine there is a great sense of achievement in knowing you have played a significant part in a child’s development. And essentially, that’s what teaching jobs are all about.
The government are always concerned with ways to improve the quality of education in Britain and are keen to raise standards. As a result of this, the teaching profession is a constantly changing environment with new initiatives being introduced by the government and schools looking at the best ways to implement any changes. Recently, teacher training has also seen some new initiatives implemented and that means students and graduates who are looking to get into teaching and who are starting to think about how to become a teacher now have a range of options open to them. It’s down to you as a graduate or as an undergraduate to decide which is the best route for you so that you can find teaching jobs in the future and start to develop your teaching career.
So first of all, let’s take a look at the pathways you could take for a graduate teaching career.
|Useful Links For Graduates Looking To Get Into Teaching All Over The UK|
For more information about the teaching profession and ways to get into teaching (especially in England), you can visit the Department for Education website.
For those looking for information about how to become a teacher in Wales, there is more information at the Teacher Training & Education In Wales website.
If you want to get into teaching in Scotland, the Teach In Scotland website is useful.
For undergraduates and graduates based in Northern Ireland, you can visit the NIDirectwebsite, Department for Education.
If you are a graduate and are trying to decide whether to choose the PGCE route or the School Direct route to get into teaching, read our in-depth article PGCE versus School Direct.
And click this link for application and interview tips about landing your first job and beginning your teaching career as an NQT.
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