- knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
- be able to motivate and inspire pupils of all abilities to take part and learn new skills
- the ability to use your initiative
- knowledge of English language
- the ability to work well with others
- excellent verbal communication skills
- leadership skills
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- active listening skills
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
- prepare lessons and teaching materials
- teach and coach a range of sports and physical activities to pupils of different ages and abilities
- manage class behaviour, motivate and encourage all pupils to take part
- work with learning support assistants to help pupils with special educational needs and disabilities
- set and mark assignments and prepare pupils for exams
- attend meetings and training
- talk to parents and carers about their children's progress
- work with other professionals such as educational psychologists, counsellors, social workers and mentors
- organise events like sports days, field trips and matches with other schools and colleges
- take registers, update records and write reports
You could work at a school or at a college.
Your working environment may be outdoors in all weathers.
You could become a specialist leader of education, supporting teachers in other schools. You could also become a curriculum leader, head of department, deputy head or headteacher.
You could use your experience to work in coaching or sports development.
You can find out more about how to become a teacher from Get Into Teaching.
You can also search for jobs through the Teaching Vacancies service.