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High School Teachers monitor the educational development of students while they are attending High School. They are in charge of the students daily well being while at school. They prepare lessons, monitor student performance, make recommendations and set tests. These Teachers are responsible for ensuring that students behave within the school rules. They are also expected to liaise with the parents and guardians of their students.
High School Teachers are well paid and typically work five days per week for approximately eight hours a day; but they also spend time marking papers and preparing lessons. They get breaks during the Summer and vacation holidays to recoup and relax.
A High School Teacher usually performs many of the following tasks:
• Contacting parents
• Setting deadlines for student work
• Attending meetings
• Marking papers
•  Preparing coursework
• Mentoring students
• Applying educational methodologies
• Teaching lessons

Skills

• Multi-tasking
• Respect and Discipline
• Communication
• Behaviour management
• Classroom management
• Organisation and administration
• Leadership and diligence
• Stress management
• Motivation
• Information technology
• Professionalism and maturity

Education

All teachers must be adequately prepared and certified to work in their fields. They need to complete their education and fill the requirements set by the government and educational establishments. Some of these requirements are typically mandatory like having a Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and background check done.
There are also several other training or educational requirements that are accepted by employers. These include:
•    PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education)
•    School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)
•    GCSEs (grades A-C)
•    Bachelor of Education (BEd)
•    Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP)
•    Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).
•    Initial Teacher Education (ITE)
•    Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

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