Employability By rhianna arris 10m

  • My future career

What I would like to be in the future is be a primary school teacher.

The reason for this is because I love working with kids and I love that you have a direct impact on the lives of young people and can make a difference.

To be a successful primary school teacher you need a passion to inspire young minds and a commitment to ensuring that every child achieves their potential

  • Here are some skills / qualities/ values that are needed for this particular type of job:

To become a primary school teacher, you'll need:

  • GCSEs (grade A* to C) in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualifications.
  • passes in numeracy and literacy skills tests.
  • some school experience to support your application.

Different career paths?:

  • There are a number of routes to becoming a primary school teacher instead of going to university. You could do Initial Teacher Education or Training (ITET) and gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

What you'll do on the job

You'll teach subjects in the primary national curriculum at key stage 1 (ages 5 to 7) and key stage 2 (ages 7 to 11). Subjects include English, maths, science, music and art.

With experience you could develop a specialism in a particular subject like computing or art and design.

Your day-to-day tasks may include:

  • planning lessons and preparing teaching materials
  • marking and assessing children's work
  • providing a safe and healthy environment
  • keeping records
  • discussing children's progress with parents and carers
  • working with other professionals like education psychologists and social workers
  • attending meetings and training
  • organising outings, social activities and sports events

Working hours

You'll usually work 37 hours a week for 39 weeks a year, split over 3 school terms.

Place of work

I aim to work in Canada mainly because I want to live there when I'm older

How much you can earn

Starter: £22,500 to £33,000, increasing to £38,000

Experienced: £35,500 to £38250, increasing to £47,000

Highly Experienced: £39,000 to £59,250, increasing to £66,750

Your salary will depend on many factors including location, responsibilities, seniority and class size.

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