Remember that teacher who changed your life? The one who recognised your talent for music or showed you the beauty of maths or english?
You could be that teacher, inspiring the next generation.
It’s never too late to get back into teaching. Whether you qualified in Scotland or elsewhere, you could once again teach and influence young people in Scotland to learn, and help them discover their full potential.
A career in teaching provides good prospects for career development and offers a competitive salary, but it also allows you to be the catalyst to developing each individual child’s full potential.
Newly qualified teachers in their probation year currently start on a salary of £22,416. Once fully registered, salaries rise by annual increments over the first five years from £26,895 to £35,763.
Teachers also have good opportunities for promotion. Head teachers in Scotland’s largest schools can earn up to £86,319.
Being a teacher is about more than what you learned at university. Teachers have a wealth of skills and experience, and schools will make sure teachers have the chance to use these skills in the classroom. Whether you have a interesting talent or have worked in another profession, your skills can help give your students a more rounded education.
Scottish policy is focused on developing students’ breadth of knowledge and practical skills, not just their test scores. The Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) offers students a more flexible range of subjects and courses, giving them more opportunities to discover their talents, passions, and futures.
Looking to do something fulfilling? Take a look at the education jobs available in Scotland now.