WHAT IS A TEACHER?
We create a learning environment where education comes to life. A place where learners are inspired so they can excel and achieve their goals and ambitions. We ensure that all learners have the skills needed to engage as active citizens within our communities. We inspire, motivate, and build confidence, helping even the most reluctant of learners to succeed in all aspects of education.
We work with a range of learners, from as young as three up until the age of nineteen. We are flexible and adaptable to ensure we are always meeting the needs of our learners. Some of us also specialise in working with learners with additional learning needs.
Depending on the phase we work in, we can teach a range of areas of learning and experience or focus on a single area.
Every day, we get to use our training, skills, knowledge and life experience to help learners unlock their true potential. We work in partnership with our colleagues, providing advice and guidance to learning support staff and working together to ensure our learners are ready to learn throughout their lives.
Our responsibilities include planning and preparing lessons and high-quality resources. Because to us, it's more than just science, maths and English - it's literature and landscapes; metalwork and needlework. We're constantly monitoring the progress of our learners, providing valuable feedback and advice while also ensuring the highest standards and behaviour.
We are also an integral part of the wider school community, working collaboratively with colleagues, contributing to staff meetings, promoting professional learning events, and engaging with parents, carers and other support agencies. Because collectively, we believe that we want to create a supportive and stimulating learning environment for the benefit of all involved.
THE QUALIFICATIONS YOU WILL NEED
In order to qualify as a teacher, it is necessary to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through Initial Teacher Education (ITE). Students wishing to undertake an ITE qualification must meet the minimum entry requirements. To find out more about entry requirements click here. Once you've gained QTS you'll need to complete an induction period. There are several ITE routes in Wales.
Qualified school teachers from around the world can now apply for recognition in Wales.
From 1 January 2021, any teacher who qualified outside Wales but wants to work in Wales as a qualified school teacher can apply to have their qualifications recognised by the EWC.
Graduates with relevant degrees may be eligible for a range of incentives to undertake a PGCE in Wales of up to £20,000 or up to £25,000 if choosing to study through the medium of Welsh.
Students undertaking ITE courses may also be eligible for student finance through student finance wales.
The salary outlined below is intended as a guide.