Teaching is a rewarding profession, where you can truly make a difference to the lives of others. Imparting knowledge to students is just part of the role, where you will also act as a role model and mentor.
If you are considering teaching as a career, there are a number of providers who offer a variety of ways to train.
We believe that East Sussex is an exciting place to live and work so if you are returning to teaching or moving to the area, you will find links to all the resources you might need.
Getting School Experience
The Department for Education service, Getting School Experience, lists schools who offer the opportunity to spend a day or half day in a school to experience what the role might be like.
You will typically be able to observe lessons, often in your chosen subject area, and speak to teachers about day-to-day school life.
Routes into Teaching
To teach in a state school in England, you must have a degree and gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by following a programme of Initial Teacher Training (ITT). You must have achieved minimum requirements in GCSE English, Maths, and Science if you wish to teach at primary-level. You can teach in independent schools, academies, and free schools in England without QTS, but it’s a definite advantage to have it.
There are different routes into teaching – both academic and employment based – and a variety of training providers offering various possible options.
To get the most detailed accurate information, it’s always best to contact the provider directly.