Why teach?

Why teach?

More of the best graduates and professionals are training to teach. That’s because there are more great reasons to pursue a career in teaching than ever before. You can benefit from financial support during your training, and once you’ve qualified you can enjoy enviable job security and a generous pension. Plus you get the chance to inspire young people and use your skills to give something back – making sure every pupil gets the same access to a quality education and the opportunity to succeed. And we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Watch this video for helpful tips on getting into teaching, from real trainees and experienced teachers. Transcript (PDF, 118KB)

Even when you get home and you have had a tough day, there will be something that has happened that will make you smile.

Paul Evason, design and technology teacher

Upcoming events

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  • Aspire Teaching School Alliance – School Direct information day

    29 February 2016 AT 14:00

    Are you a graduate interested in training to be a primary school teacher? If so please come and see us to learn more about Aspire Teaching School Alliance. No appointment necessary, just drop in to the Apollo Hotel, Basingstoke any time between 2pm and 7pm to find out more about our offer.

  • University of Reading Postgraduate Information Evening

    29 February 2016 AT 16:00

    Find out more about training to be a teacher with the University of Reading and our School Direct Partnerships.

    L22 103 (Primary education) or L22 108 (Secondary education)
  • Harris ITE geography teachmeet

    29 February 2016 AT 17:00

    Join us for a ‘teachmeet’ in the heart of London, focused on teaching geography with Harris.

  • University of Southampton - post-graduate routes into teaching

    29 February 2016 AT 17:30

    This event will give you the opportunity to speak with course tutors from each phase of our University led PGCE; primary, secondary and further education (FE) as well as representatives from local schools who offer School Direct.