Teaching is a rewarding profession with fantastic career progression opportunities. If you are an Armed Service leaver or are considering a new path, why not think about becoming a teacher?
You’ll find that the knowledge and skills that you have gained in your Armed Services’ career will be of enormous value in the classroom and, just as importantly, could hold you in good stead for career advancement. You will enjoy great benefits and career prospects as a teacher, in an extremely fulfilling profession as you inspire young people to learn and develop.
Once you have completed your initial teacher training (ITT) and have achieved qualified teacher status (QTS), you can expect the following starting salaries, depending on your previous experience and local area:
- London fringe: £22,626 to £32,588
- Outer London: £25,117 to £35,116
- Inner London: £27,000 to £36,387
- Rest of England and Wales: £21,588 to £31,552
For more information on pay, and to compare salaries, you can visit our teaching salary scales page
After the first few years of your teaching career, you might find yourself progressing to a leadership or even headship position. These include:
- advanced skills teacher
- leadership group
- head teacher
These groups have higher pay scales, and where you fit into these will depend on your position, experience and location, as well as on your individual school. For more information about progression and leadership, please see our progression page
In addition to your basic salary, you will also receive a range of benefits, including:
- teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payments – additional pay if you take on extra responsibilities
- teachers' pension
- holidays – more days than many people in other professions. Teachers work for 195 days per year in school, but will also need to prepare work during the holidays.
For more information about a career in teaching and to register with us, please call our Teaching Line on 0800 085 0984 or register online