- knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
- knowledge of English language
- customer service skills
- leadership skills
- business management skills
- the ability to work well with others
- to be flexible and open to change
- the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
- sensitivity and understanding
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Your day-to-day tasks may include:
- setting the school’s values and communicating them to pupils, staff, parents and the community
- creating and maintaining a healthy and safe space for learning
- deciding staff priorities and delegating tasks
- setting high expectations of achievement for staff and pupils
- keeping to rules on equal opportunities
- using data to track performance and produce reports
- informing parents and pupils about progress
- selecting, supporting, assessing and developing staff
- leading and attending meetings
- controlling school finances
- working with external advisers and school governors
You could work at a school.
Due to the variety of schools in the UK, there are opportunities to move between different types and sizes of school.
You could also train to be an Ofsted inspector, an education adviser, or become a teacher training lecturer in a college or university.
You can also search for jobs through the Teaching Vacancies service.