3. Work-life balance
Teaching is challenging, exciting and hugely satisfying. As a teacher, days can be long but you’ll get a great holiday allowance and a career that fits around your personal needs.
Working term-time only, allows you to spend more time with your family during the holidays, making childcare more manageable. While a portion of your holiday will be spent preparing for the new term, you will get the time to unwind, relax, spend time with friends and family, and travel – giving you a great work-life balance.
4. Job satisfaction
Being a role model for the next generation, educating and guiding them through their early life, and igniting new and life long passions within them, is incredibly rewarding. Many people tire of the mundane 9 to 5 desk job and look for something more exciting. With a teaching career, there is one thing you can be sure of: variety. Teaching a diverse range of pupils, exploring different subjects and topics, and planning exciting lessons means that every day is different.
5. Financially supported training
Teaching is a skill that is in great demand and therefore it is one of the few career paths in which there is financial support available to help you train. Taking a year out of earning could be a huge hurdle in making the move to becoming a teacher. However, tax-free bursaries, scholarships, and salaried training opportunities make it more achievable to take a year to train to teach. Learn more about the financial support available for teacher training.
6. Competitive salary and fantastic benefits
Newly qualified teachers in South Yorkshire and across the UK can expect to receive a salary of at least £25,714 per year. As you progress in your teaching career, your earning potential rises to as much as £125,098 (for the role of a headteacher in central London). With schools granted the freedom to reward teachers based on performance rather than the length of service, you can rapidly increase your salary and your impact on the life chances and opportunities available to our children and young people. Additionally, teachers can expect to receive a generous pension package.
Ready to start the next chapter? Find out how to apply to start the journey to becoming a teacher.