Primary school teacher

Job description

Primary school teachers develop schemes of work and lesson plans in line with curriculum objectives. They facilitate learning by establishing a relationship with pupils and by their organisation of learning resources and the classroom learning environment.

What the typical activities include in this job

Tasks are broadly the same for all primary school teachers and include:teaching all areas of the primary curriculum;taking responsibility for the progress of a class of primary-age pupils;organising the classroom and learning resources and creating displays to encourage a positive learning environment;planning, preparing and presenting lessons that cater for the needs of the whole ability range within their class; ect....

Salarys and conditions

New entrants to the profession in England, Wales and Northern Ireland start on the main salary scale, which rises incrementally from £21,588 to £31,552.

Entry requirements

Unless your first degree is a Bachelor of Education (BEd) or a BA/BSc with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), it is essential to gain QTSin order to teach in the maintained/local authority sector. Independent schools are permitted to employ teachers without QTS/TQ, but in practice this is uncommon.