Thursday JOBS: Those That Can, Teach; Careers in Teaching IF YOU like Children and Want to Share Some of Your Knowledge with Them, Teaching May Be the Ideal Career. Michelle Rushton Grabs Her Chalk Duster to Find out More

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Thursday JOBS: Those That Can, Teach; Careers in Teaching IF YOU like Children and Want to Share Some of Your Knowledge with Them, Teaching May Be the Ideal Career. Michelle Rushton Grabs Her Chalk Duster to Find out More


Byline: Michelle Rushton

What does teaching involve? Teachers play a vital role in creating bright futures for the next generation by equipping them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to lead happy, successfullives.

Teaching is an extremely rewarding profession, providing a great challenge and opportunities to explore many career paths.

You'llexperience the buzz of working with children or teenagers and will be able to exercise your creative talents while learning all the time and using the latest technology.

There's so many different types of teaching posts -- from primary to secondary, to lecturing at universities or higher education colleges.

What personal skills do you need?

You must like and respect children and young people and be extremely passionate about the subject you wish to teach.

You must be able to communicate with children as well as their parents and your colleagues and be able to use your initiative. You must be well organised and be able to deal with challenging behaviour. What training do you need? There are many routes into teaching, from undergraduate to postgraduate which can be studied full- time or part-time.

To enable you to teach at maintained schools in England and Wales, you must have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You can achieve this by competing Initial Teacher Training (ITT). It always helps to have some experience of working with children.

Graduates can also embark on a one-year PGCEcourse of initial teacher training which leads to QTS. A PGCE can also be carried out over two years, for example to enable graduates to train to be specialist teachers in the secondary age range.

There are also employment-based routes into teaching, for example the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP), where you have the security of being employed in a school and can earn money while you train. The Fast Track programme is designed to develop and support those with the highest potential for excellence in teaching.

Postgraduates receive a salary and a bursary as well as the normal financial support during the initial teacher training. …

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