How do I become a primary school teacher?

How do I become a primary school teacher?

The different ways to become a primary school teacher:

Thinking of becoming a primary school teacher but don't know where to start? There are several ways that you can achieve this. These can include:

  • Studying from School and University
  • Working your way up
  • Volunteering to gain experience

Read on to find out more about these different options.

Studying from School or University

If you are sure from an early age that you want to become a primary school teacher, you can tailor your education to gain the qualifications needed to enter this industry. Many universities offer undergraduate degrees that can lead to qualified teacher status. Once you have finished your studies, there are a number of Graduate Teaching Roles you can then apply for to kick start your career in primary school teaching.

Working your way up

Many people decide to take on an entry-level job in a Primary School, such as a teaching assistant role, and work their way up over a number of years. Gaining this experience at the start of your career will put you in a great position to work your way up to becoming a full-time primary school teacher in the future.

Volunteering to gain experience

If you don’t feel like you have the qualifications or experience required, a great option is taking on some volunteering work with children in a school. This will give you invaluable experience and a ‘foot in the door’ to go on to become a qualified primary school teacher.

Looking for Primary School Teaching Roles?

At Horizon Teachers, we have plenty of primary teaching roles available to those who are newly qualified or looking for a change in roles. Kick start your Primary School teaching job hunt with Horizon Teachers today.