Please see the links below to more information on what being a teacher is actually like. Also, please visit the our Facebook page where you can talk to actual teachers.
Term dates vary from school to school, but this rough guide should give you an idea of what to expect.
Guidelines suggest children should be taught for a certain number of hours a week, depending on their age.
Read case studies and watch videos about teachers' experiences.
Lesson timetables vary between schools, but this page covers the basics of the school day structure.
Read about the support available for teachers with disabilities.
Find out what's involved in your induction year as a newly qualified teacher (NQT).
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Compare your 'emotional profile' at work to that of the average teacher.
Compare the day-to-day excitement of your job against that of the average teacher.