Jobs and Careers Autumn 2017 - 131
SPOTLIGHT ON TEACHING
into secondary education with the
confidence and enthusiasm they'll
need to succeed. You can train to
qualify as a specialist, with a focus on
certain subjects. The starting salary
in England and Wales is between
£22,917 and £33,824 (£28,660
and £39,006 in inner London).
SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER
Working with children aged between
11 and 16, your main role is to deliver
lessons in line with national objectives
as well as support, observe and
record the progress of your class.
Working hours are long and often
include extra hours for parents'
evenings and breakfast and afterschool clubs. But, of course, there is the
benefit of the long holidays (of around
12 weeks or more) throughout the year.
The starting salary in England
and Wales is between £22,917 and
£33,824 (or £28,660 and £39,006
for those in inner London).
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER
including setting up activities, helping
students with reading, and managing
classroom behaviour. Full-time TAs
can work up to 40 hours a week.
You'll need GCSE grades 9 to 4 (A*
to C) in maths and English, as well as
experience of working with children.
Salaries start at £11,500 to £14,000,
rising to £23,000 with experience.
Helping children or young people deal
with problems that may be causing
them to fall behind in their learning
is the main role of an educational
psychologist. Working alongside
parents, teachers, social workers,
doctors and others involved in the
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Helping students learn and improve
their English is the role of EFL (English
as a foreign language) teachers. If you
enjoy meeting people from different
countries and teaching English from
the ground up, this role might appeal.
You'll need an excellent standard
of English and some employers will
want a degree, preferably in English,
linguistics, languages or education
studies. To work overseas, a TEFL
(teaching English as a foreign language)
qualification will improve your chances
of getting work. Salaries start at
around £13,000, rising to £27,000.
child's education, you'll conduct
observations, interviews and
assessments. You may recommend
learning programmes and collaborative
work with teachers or parents.
You'll need a British Psychological
psychology degree. Trainees can earn
from £22,503 to £30,737, while fully
qualified practitioners start at £35,027.
Your role (which may be called
a classroom or learning support
assistant) is to support the teacher
in the classroom, with duties
Technicians work in schools, colleges
and universities. They support science,
design and technology, art and
information technology (IT) teachers
by preparing equipment and
materials, and helping in practical
lessons, such as conducting
experiments in chemistry lessons.
A good standard of general
education - for example, GCSEs
- is needed for this role. Some
employers may ask for higher
qualifications such as A-levels.
One possible route into this work
is through an apprenticeship.
Salaries start at £15,000, rising
to £28,500 with experience.
Working with pupils with physical
disabilities, learning difficulties,
emotional or behavioural problems,
as well as those with dyslexia or
sensory impairments, a special
educational needs - or SEN -
teacher offers support and a
safe learning environment and
identifies individual needs. Roles
are available in mainstream,
private and special needs schools.
To become a SEN teacher in
England and Wales you'll need
qualified teacher status. Previous
teaching experience may also be
useful and qualified teachers can
undertake additional training to
teach pupils with special needs.
The starting salary is £24,500
rising to £35,000, which includes
an allowance (ranging from £2,085
to £4,116) for the responsibility of
looking after children with SEN.
FIND OUT MORE
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UCAS (for training information)
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