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Why train to teach?

Job satisfaction 

Teaching provides job satisfaction that is incomparable to many other roles. As a teacher, you can support learners in establishing their strengths and interests, delivering lessons that ignite and grow their passions. Every young person deserves a high-quality education delivered by the best practitioners. Our training is focused on enabling this, irrespective of background or circumstance.

Variety and diversity

Teaching is a role which offers significant variety and diversity, no two days are ever the same! You will constantly develop and refine your skillset. For example, in relation to time management, effective communication, technology and empathy as you encounter a diverse range of situations and scenarios.

Career development and progression

All new entrants to the profession will benefit from initial teacher training (ITT) courses that incorporates the content of the ITT Core Content Framework (CCF). Following initial teacher training there are a host of initiatives and reforms to support professional development, such as the Early Career Framework and the suite of National Professional Qualifications available. If you have a desire to progress in your career, teaching has a very clear path to do so.

Salary and security

The average newly qualified teacher salary in the United Kingdom is £31,200 per year. Entry level positions start at £27,950 per year while most experienced workers make up to £38,450 per year (taken from Your salary will be reviewed each year, with most teachers moving up the pay range annually. This will depend on your school’s performance management arrangements. In addition, the teachers’ pension scheme is one of the most generous in the country and includes an employer contribution of 23.6%.

The world is your oyster

English teaching jobs abroad are available in up to 100 countries worldwide. Popular destinations include Thailand, Japan, China, Dubai, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Argentina, Costa Rica and Brazil.

No time like the present

English schools are currently facing a severe shortage of teachers and recruiting trainees for the profession has become a top priority for the government. There are very few qualifications that enable you to go straight into work in your field of study.