Becoming a secondary school teacher will offer a stimulating career that will stretch your abilities.

Who do you teach?
A secondary school teacher works with children between the ages of 11 to 16, or up to 19 in schools with sixth forms.

What do you teach?
You will teach one or more National Curriculum subjects.

What salary can you expect?
As a Newly Qualified Teacher 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 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 Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Find out the different training routes to become a Secondary teacher.