- knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
- sensitivity and understanding
- the ability to create the best conditions for learning or teaching new things
- the ability to work well with others
- to be flexible and open to change
- knowledge of English language
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- excellent verbal communication skills
- the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
- plan lessons and prepare teaching materials
- set up the classroom, organise displays and resources
- teach whole class lessons, work with small groups and do practical activities
- direct the work of learning support and teaching assistants
- mark and assess children's work
- provide a safe and healthy environment and follow safeguarding procedures
- update records
- talk to parents and carers about their children's progress
- work with other professionals like education psychologists and social workers
- attend meetings and training
- organise outings, after school clubs, school social activities and sports events
You could work at a school or at a pupil referral unit.
Your working environment may be physically and emotionally demanding.
You could teach pupils with special educational needs or move into pastoral care.
With experience, you could become a specialist leader of education, supporting teachers in other schools.
You could be a curriculum leader, deputy head and headteacher, or move into private tuition.
There are also opportunities to teach overseas in international schools.
You can discover more about how to become a teacher from Get Into Teaching.
You can also search for jobs through the Teaching Vacancies service.