Teachers Essay

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Job profiles Primary school teacher • [pic] • Hours 32.5 to 37 per week • Starting salary £21,804 + per year In this job you will be helping to give young children the best possible start in life. If you like spending time with young children, and want to work in education, a job as a primary school teacher could be perfect for you. A primary school teacher needs to have enthusiasm for the subjects they teach. You’ll need to be able to relate to pupils and their parents. You’ll also need patience and a good sense of humour. One of the main routes into primary school teaching is to do Initial Teacher Education or Training (ITET) and get Qualified Teacher Status. To do this you must have GCSEs in English, maths and a science subject. You will also need clearance by the Disclosure and Barring Service. [pic] [pic] The work You would work with children aged between five and eleven in state and independent schools, and be responsible for their educational, social and emotional development while in your care. You would teach subjects covered by the primary national curriculum at Key Stage 1 (ages 5 to 7) and Key Stage 2 (7 to 11) — subjects such as English, science, music and art. In some classes, you may have a teaching assistant to help you. Depending on your qualifications and experience, you may work as a subject specialist teacher, where you would concentrate on a particular subject, for example maths or modern foreign languages. As well as teaching you would: • plan lessons and teaching materials • mark and assess children's work • manage class behaviour • work with other professionals, such as education psychologists and social workers • discuss children's progress and other relevant matters with parents and carers • attend meetings and training • organise outings, social

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