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Job Description

Primary School Teachers will create and design lesson plans to help young children learn new skills and develop their interests giving them the best possible start in life. They normally work with children aged between the ages of five and eleven in state maintained and independent schools and will be responsible for their educational, social and emotional development while at school.

Entry Requirements

The most common way to become a primary school teacher is to do Initial Teacher Education or Training (ITET) and gain qualified teacher status (QTS). This could be gained through university led training through an undergraduate degree or postgraduate award or it could be school led work based training.

Required Skills

  • Enthusiasm for your subject and a strong desire to teach others
  • Creativity to create interesting lesson plans which will keep pupils enthused,
  • Good communication skills and the ability to develop good relationships with parents, pupils and colleagues,
  • Patience and a good sense of humour
  • The ability to manage a class full of children and deal with challenging behaviour
  • Good problem solving abilities

Starting Salary

£22,000 to £33,000

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