Are you passionate, ambitious and able to inspire young minds? Committed to improving the life chances of young people?
Then we want to hear from you!
SCITT Director – Sarah Martin
Tel: 01322 380507
10 Good Reasons to Get into Teaching
1. Teacher training is better than ever before
91% of newly qualified secondary teachers, and 89% of newly qualified primary teachers highly rated the overall quality of their training.
Source: NQT survey 2014, NCTL.
2. Inspire young people to fulfil their potential
Teachers make a B+ feel like Olympic Gold, when it’s the highest grade a student has achieved. But they can also make a B+ feel like a fail, because a student knows it wasn’t their best effort.
3. Good teachers are in demand, and there are excellent employment prospects
9 out of 10 newly qualified teachers were employed within 6 months of completing training. This is the highest figure it’s been in a decade.
Source: ITT performance profiles management information: 2012 to 2013.
4. Get young people inspired by the subject you love
Teachers create CEOs, nurses, scientists and engineers. It’s the one profession that starts every other.
Even if it is not your first choice, you could consider applying to train to teach maths, physics, chemistry, computing, design and technology or a language. You could benefit from a subject knowledge enhancement course programme, which allows you to top up your subject knowledge.
5. Teaching is a career for achievers...
Three-quarters of new trainee teachers now have a first-class or a 2:1 degree – the highest proportion ever recorded. 73% of new postgraduate trainee teachers now have a 1st or a 2:1. 17% of new teachers have a first-class degree – a higher proportion than ever.
6. Change a young person’s life for the better- and help them to realise their ambitions
Teachers help young people achieve, more than they ever believed they could achieve. Inspire the doctors, teachers and business leaders of tomorrow.
7. Get £25,000 tax-free to train to teach
Bursaries are available for trainees on eligible postgraduate courses in England. Bursary amounts will vary depending on teaching subject and degree class or highest relevant academic qualification.
8. Teachers start on a salary of between £22k and £27k
Recent research showed that final-year university students from the UK’s leading universities on average expect starting salaries of £23,700.
9. £65,000 Potential Salary
A great teacher can earn up to £65,000 as a leading practitioner
10. Go home each day knowing you’ve made a difference
Teachers make students curious, question, and criticise.
Teachers make the frightened, confident.
The uninterested, ambitious.
And the gifted… brilliant.