Ever thought about how to become a Teacher?

Have you ever thought, “I’d love to help young people learn and be inspired, but I don’t know where to start?”

Have you ever wondered if teacher is rewarding and how to start a new career?

Have you already had a successful career in a different field and now want to bring those skills to teaching?

4myschools has experience of placing many candidates into teaching careers who simply didn’t know where to start.

We can hold your hand through this process whether you have a degree or not and can help you launch your new rewarding career.

There are many ways to become a teacher by working in schools without holding Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) before you start. The blog below explains the different routes to get into teaching and why it is such a rewarding career:

What about if I have never worked in a school before?

If you have never worked in a school before, a perfect route in may be to start as a Cover Supervisor or a Teaching Assistant.

Don’t just take our word for it…

” I can’t express enough how enjoyable and stress-free it’s been working with 4myschools, they are so understanding, friendly and professional! I didn’t have any prior experience working in schools before joining 4myschools, but they took me on and I undertook 3 weeks volunteering  and then immediately offered my first paid work as a TA! Overall, it’s been a very positive experience :)”

Lily Norfolk

“I want to say a huge Thank you for putting me on my career path. Within 8 months I’ve gone from a learning support assistant to passing my TA course, to becoming an SEN 1:1, classroom assistant & now a full-time TA. So, Thank you for giving me that opportunity. I’ll forever be grateful.”

Cheyenne Teaching Assistant Suffolk

I am an experienced Teaching Assistant – what’s the next step for me?

Have you considered training to become a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)? Higher Level Teaching Assistants are in schools to support the teacher further than a general Teaching Assistant, and to be more involved in students teaching and learning.

  • As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, you will:
  • Be able to promote positive behaviour
  • Hold the skills to create positive relationships between young people and staff
  • Be able to support child development in schools
  • Be able to evaluate learning activities
  • Be able to assist the Teacher in ICT, music and other activities.

I worked as a Teacher years ago; can I start as a TA or a Cover Supervisor?

Yes! 4myschools has helped many teachers who qualified years ago gain confidence by initially working as a TA or 1-1 tutor before fully returning to the classroom.

Alternatively, The Department For Education is keen for teachers to return back to the profession, either if you are returning to teaching or you’re qualified to teach but have never taught in a school. There is support available including one-to-one support from an adviser and free subject specialism training.

To find out more, please see The Department For Education Website: Get Into Teaching

Why teaching is a rewarding career

Teaching is a job like no other. It’s unique in combining a rich range of professional skills with creativity, excitement and personal satisfaction – and a sense of making a real difference to the lives of children.

Teaching is a hugely rewarding career, not just in the lifelong impact teachers can have but also in terms of salary, pension and development.

Teachers Salary

The starting salary for a newly qualified teacher is at least £28,000 and this is set to rise to £30,000. In Inner London the starting salary is more; at least £34,500. Teachers receive annual pay rises through an independent pay review process, and many teachers also see greater uplifts by progressing up the pay scales.

Teachers Pensions

Teachers’ pensions are among the best available – and they come with a 23.6% employer pension contribution, with teacher contributions starting from as little as 7.4% and a maximum of 11.7%.

Here’s everything you need to know about a career in teaching from The Education Hub DfE website

I want to get into teaching – How can 4myschools help me?

4myschools work with Primary and Secondary State Schools, Private Schools, Independent Schools and Academies that are all looking for people like you to take the first steps into a rich and rewarding career in education.

We work with many schools that are able to offer voluntary work and training for unqualified teachers and support staff looking to gain more experience. We also work with schools that have training programmes in place for Cover Supervisors and Teaching Assistants to gain more experience in the classroom.

To find out what opportunities are available locally to you, please call 4myschools on 01245 353 808 to speak to one of our friendly consultants!

The easiest way to register with 4myschools is to upload your CV by registering here.