Teachers make a difference, much like doctors, nurses or vets. Teaching is more than just a job; the difference between a child falling through the cracks and a newly discovered interest that could become their lifelong passion and career, is a good teacher! Sitting in any classroom across England will be the entrepreneurs, innovators and designers of tomorrow. By inspiring and supporting the next generation, teachers have a profound impact on society and there are very few other professions that will provide the same sense of achievement and accomplishment.
As most teachers will tell you, there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ day at work. That is because no two days are the same. You are unlikely ever to be bored by a lack of variety. It is also a career that offers great benefits, opportunities for you to use a wide range of skills and inspire students in the subject you love, to make a difference and inspire the next generation.
You may remember a truly brilliant teacher from school who made a real difference to your life. As a teacher you can use your knowledge and passion for your subject(s) to help children unlock capabilities and talents that they did not even know they had. You will develop a wide range of transferable skills for yourself in the process, too.
In addition to planning and teaching a range of engaging lessons, you can indulge in your hobbies and interests as part of your work by getting involved in after-school clubs, trips, or sport.
If you are someone who has a positive outlook, has a passion for making a difference to the lives and development of young people, has good interpersonal skills and is independent, resilient and adaptable- then teaching is for you!