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10th December 2016

Teachers can be employed in different sectors of the education system. Although their main role is to look after the educational, social and emotional development of children.

To become a teacher you will need GCSEs grade A* to C in English, maths or science as well as having passed a series of numeracy and literacy skills exams. To secure your role, you will need to have advanced background checks carried out about you by the Disclosure and Barring Service, DBS.

You be a teacher you will need to be able to inspire and motivate your pupils, have a creative flare to create activities and classroom materials as well as good planning skills to ensure these are completed on time and the ability to manage your class responsibly.

On a daily basis you will be required to plan and prepare lessons and teaching materials, mark and assess work, discuss and improve progress and attend meetings and complete vital training activities and courses which may include organising outings.

A basic starter salary can range between £22,500 to £28,000. With experience you may earn up to £66,000 depending on location, responsibly, seniority and class site.

You will be expected to work 37 hours as well as additional time planning lessons, assessing work and taking part in out-of-hours activities such as parent’s evenings and school outings.

A large majority of teaching jobs are in state schools, although there are opportunities to work in independent schools, academies, referral units, hospitals and school run by individual organisations such as the armed forces.

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