JOBS & CAREERS SPRING 2018 - 137
ALL ABOUT TEACHING
The 12-plus weeks of holiday those
working in school environments are
entitled to each year aren't to be
sniffed at. For one thing, if you have
children it means you'll be off at the
same time as them while still being
paid, avoiding costly childcare.
However, ask any teacher and they'll
tell you a good percentage of the
break is devoted to admin and lesson
planning, so it may not be as
work-free as you'd like!
Newly qualified teachers earn at least
£22,917, excluding London
weighting. With experience, you can
earn up to £38,633, while leading
practitioners - such as heads of year
- earn up to £59,857.
Teachers are awarded pay rises
when the pay scales and allowances
are updated. Each September,
teachers on the main pay scale move
up to the next point on the scale,
subject to satisfactory performance.
Teachers have a unique opportunity
to make a difference to someone's
life by inspiring them. If you're
passionate about the subject you
teach and are able to engage your
audience, whatever age they
are, the job satisfaction can be
huge. You'll also be teaching and
working with a cross-section of
people from different backgrounds,
making it a diverse and interesting
environment in which to work.
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