Thinking about Teaching?

People go into teaching for many different reasons. Some might feel a calling to make a difference to the lives of their students, while others are drawn to teaching for the variety and their passion for learning. Teaching is a challenging but rewarding profession, with numerous benefits to the career. Here are a few of our favourite reasons to become a teacher:

Inspiring young people – Teaching is a very fulfilling career. By choosing to teach, you will inspire the next generation and have the opportunity to change the lives of your students.

Visible impact – As a teacher, you will be able to see the impact of your hard work on a daily basis, working with young people to build their confidence and knowledge and helping them to achieve the rewarding ‘light-bulb’ moment.

Responsibility and career progression – You will be in charge of your own classroom and as you grow and progress there will be chances to move on to managing year groups, subjects or even entire schools.

Great work environment – As a teacher, you will have the opportunity to share best practice with your colleagues and work in a very sociable environment, from swapping exciting new ideas to celebrating successes together.

Variety – As a teacher, no two days or students will ever be the same. You can enjoy a real variety of experiences day to day and year to year.

Love of learning – You can enjoy continuing to learn about your favourite subject areas and furthering your knowledge, sharing your enthusiasm with your students.

New opportunities – You will be able to get involved in a variety of activities, programmes, trips and clubs at your school, opening up opportunities that you may not have previously considered.

Job security – There is a high demand for teachers as education will always be an essential part of our society.

Give back to the community – By becoming a teacher, you are able to give back to your local community. Teaching is also a well-respected career as you will be shaping the next generation within the community.