Why Train To Be A Teacher?


1. Teachers start on a salary of between £22k and £28k

Teachers can expect to start on a minimum of £22,467 or £28,098 in inner London.

This compares favourably with research conducted by the Higher Education Careers Service Unit.

The average salary for a graduate from the 2013 to 2014 cohort working full time after 6 months was £20,637.

Source: What do graduates do? by Higher Education Careers Service Unit.

Full details of teachers pay scales is available on Get into Teaching.

2. Teaching is a career for achievers. Three-quarters of new teachers now have a 1st or 2:1 degree

Three-quarters of new teachers now have a 1st or 2:1 degree – the highest proportion ever recorded. 75% of new postgraduate trainee teachers now have a 1st or a 2:1. 18% of new teachers have a first-class degree – a higher proportion than ever.

Source: Initial teacher training: trainee number census – 2015 to 2016.

3. Teacher training is better than ever before

Teacher training is better than ever before. 90% of newly qualified secondary teachers, and 89% of newly qualified primary teachers highly rated the overall quality of their training.

Source: NQT survey 2015, NCTL.

4. 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. 95 % of postgraduate trainees and 93% of undergraduate trainees.

Source: ITT performance profiles management information: 2014 to 2015.

5. Get young people inspired by the subject you love

Teachers make CEOs, nurses, scientists and engineers. It’s the one profession that starts every other.

6. 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.

7. Change a young person’s life for the better

Teachers make students curious, question, and criticise. Teachers make the frightened, confident. The uninterested, ambitious. And the gifted… brilliant.

8. Help young people to realise their ambitions

Teachers make young people achieve, more than they ever believed they could achieve. Inspire the doctors, teachers and business leaders of tomorrow.

9. Go home each day knowing you’ve made a difference

Teachers make their class take something home to think about at the end of the day, besides their homework. See young people progress day-to-day thanks to you.