Do you remember your favourite teacher in primary school? Did they influence you to become the person you are today? Did you learn the most from them? Maybe they always believed in you, even when you didn’t.
We all remember the teachers that made a difference to our lives… so could you be this inspiration to a child yourself?
If you’re considering a career in teaching, take a look at some of the perks of the job and we might just convince you to take the leap.
Teaching is an extremely rewarding career. You have the power to inspire a child by igniting their passion for a subject. Most teachers will say there is nothing better than getting that ‘aha moment’ from a child when they finally understand something they’ve struggled with. You will be a huge positive influence on their lives, impacting who and what they become. This is a big responsibility, but a rewarding one.
No two days are the same
When you’re a teacher, each day is different. You’ll be teaching different subjects, units and classes each year, so if you’re someone who embraces change, teaching could suit you to a T. We can guarantee you will never be bored!
Teaching gives you the chance to dedicate your life to learning. You’ll be able to dig deeply into different topics and discover new things while training to be a teacher. You’ll always be learning from your students too, plus you will need to stay on top of new technologies, trends and new methods of teaching, meaning you’ll always be finding out something new.
Holidays and flexible hours
Long summer holidays and regular breaks throughout the year sounds pretty good, right? The holidays and flexible working times are attractive benefits of being a teacher, particularly if you are a parent yourself. Being a teacher means you are on the same schedule as your son or daughter. Even though you’ll have lesson planning and book marking to do outside of work hours, you’ll be in the comfort of your own home.
Lifelong friendships are created through teaching. The job is highly sociable; you’ll work as part of a team with your colleagues, forming strong bonds. You need to be able to rely on your peers for support on a bad day, to help you with any issues and to enjoy the highs with. This makes education a sector where great friendships are shaped.
There will always be a high demand for qualified teachers, so you don’t need to worry about struggling to find a job. There is also room to develop, earn more money and progress to higher status as a teacher by taking on extra responsibility. Former teachers can go on to become social workers, counsellors and a whole host of other roles too as it’s such a reputable field.
If you want to up sticks and move abroad, you know you’ll have the qualifications to teach anywhere in the world. There are some great opportunities overseas where teachers who have trained and qualified in England are looked on favourably. Go and explore the world and work in the job you love at the same time – what could be better than that?