How to become a teacher and find a teaching job
There are many teaching jobs in Birmingham and across the UK in general. When educating other people, a teacher job role can be a very rewarding job, however, can also be very demanding. When thinking about becoming a teacher you need to ensure you have done a lot of research on the subject you are focusing on and understand more about the subject and ensure you know your job role before you enter this valuable profession. The education system within the UK is divided into primary and secondary schools. This will be determined on the age of the student. Ages will vary between a foundation stage; a foundation stage will start from ages 0 to 5 years of age all the way to 16-year-old students. Before choosing the age group you would like to educate ensure you get an experience with different age groups and decide which one is right for you. Teacher training is split into two stages, once fully qualified many teachers will stay with the age group they started to teach within the first year, however, the option to change is there.
How primary and secondary schools work
Within primary schools, the key subjects that are mainly covered are all KS1 and KS2. (KS) means the level of education you are teaching at. Most if not all Primary schools will use KS1 and KS2 to follow the foundation of learning set by the government. This will mean when becoming a teacher, you need to know all content the students’ needs to learn. Primary school teachers across the UK are required to teach religious education which is known as RE. Secondary schools will also work with key stages however when entering secondary school key stages move up to 3 and 4. When working as a secondary teacher there is more content to learn to teach to the students covering all mandatory subjects. Mandatory subjects within the secondary schools are maths, science, English, computing, physical education. When students are learning all the subject they have chosen an additional or when learning main subjects, they are working towards a national qualification this is usually the last year of secondary school where you will get your last year results back. Many new upcoming teachers will struggle to find their preferred subject. The best subjects to be working in as a teacher is the shortage subjects this is due to the funding of the subjects. The UK has two sectors of education. One of the sectors is the state maintained and the other one is independent, this breaks schools down into academies and government run schools.