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?

Some examples of what a primary school teacher has to do:teaching all areas of the primary curriculum;taking responsibility for the progress of a class of primary-age pupilsplanning, 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,it is essential to gain QTS in 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.