Primary school teachers make a big impact on pupils’ lives, helping them transition into secondary education. As well as training in general primary, you can also train as a specialist with an extra focus on certain subjects.
As a primary school teacher you will teach a varied curriculum covering a wide range of subjects, so your training will also equip you with the skills you need to respond to your pupils’ individual needs. Throughout your training and teaching placements you’ll learn how to fulfil an increasingly pastoral role in the classroom, helping children settle into school life.
Once qualified you’ll benefit from a competitive starting salary of at least £23,720.
Specialisms and financial support
Primary programmes will prepare you to teach within one of the following age ranges:
- Ages 3 to 11 (primary) ages 7 to 14 (middle)
Typically training will take place across the following age ranges:
- 3 to 7, 5 to 11, or 7 to 11 for primary training
- 7 to 14 for middle training
As well as general primary there are specialisms available in primary PE and primary Maths. If you choose to train via school-led School Direct route you could earn a salary while you train. Student loans could also be available to support you while you study. Visit the Get Into Teaching website for the latest funding information.