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School Jobs Overview Schools don't just employ teachers. Every school in the UK has a variety of teacher job , it's ...

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School Jobs Overview

Schools don't just employ teachers. Every school in the UK has a variety of teacher job, it's necessary to have a degree and QTS (Qualified Teacher Status), while teaching assistants may be employed without a degree, as long as they can demonstrate high levels of literacy and numeracy. Those looking at mentor or music and sports coach roles may not need a degree, but will require some specialist knowledge and training.

School Job Market

The job market for qualified teachers is highly competitive, meaning a winning CV and application are absolutely vital. With the number of various roles available within a school, however, gaining experience in the necessary field in order to work up from this shouldn't be ruled out as an option. For those prepared or able to travel, searching for a school job in a nearby region may prove worthwhile.

School Job Salary Information

A teaching assistant can earn anything from £13,000 - £18,000 depending on experience and location, while qualified teachers can earn between £21,800 - £107,000 (more in London and the surrounding areas). Wages for other roles will vary, but schools often have lots of part-time work available, and this combined with the generous holiday allowance means that school jobs can be particularly suitable for those balancing work and childcare commitments. Teachers can expect long hours of preparation and marking time, while teaching assistants and others can usually expect to work around 35 hours a week full time.

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