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Secondary School Teachers specialize in teaching students in one or more subject areas. They work with teenagers to help them develop academically by completing exams and assignments to acquire the necessary knowledge to continue their academic careers. Secondary School Teachers receive very good remuneration, working normal hours and claiming good benefits.
A Secondary School Teacher usually performs many of the following tasks:
•  Assessing work
•  Preparing teaching materials
•  Organising sporting events
•  Delivering lessons
• Researching new topic areas
• Maintaining records
• Organising extracurricular activities
•  Networking with other professionals


• Classroom and behaviour management
• Time Management
• Communication, listening and presentation
• Good judgement
• Compassion and patience
• Professionalism
• Being observant and thorough
• Being responsible and approachable
• Being motivated


There are several study programmes and requirements leading towards becoming a Secondary School Teacher. They include:
•    Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
•    GCSEs (A-C) English and Maths
•    Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) clearance
•    Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
•    Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)
•    School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)
•    Registered Teacher Programme (RTP)
•    Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP)
Teachers who attend universities and colleges for their teaching qualifications should pursue their Bachelors or Masters in Education. This will help them get a position secondary institutions. Secondary School Teachers cover a number of courses in their curriculum and therefore they should include studies in these areas in their degrees.

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