Choosing to become a primary teacher is a very popular option with excellent career prospects. 

Who do you teach?
You will teach children aged 3 to 11 years, covering pre-school, reception and Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

What do you teach?
The full range of National Curriculum subjects such as: 

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Design and Technology
  • Computing
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Physical Education. 

What salary can I expect?
As a newly qualified teacher (NQT) you would expect to earn a minimum of £21,500 a year, but this could be higher depending on your previous experience. You would also get extra payments for additional responsibilities or as a special educational needs (SEN) teacher. 

If you progressed to a leadership role, you could earn anything from £40,000 to £100,000 per year depending on the school and position. 

What qualifications do you need?
You will need to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Find out the different training routes available to become a teacher.