Primary or nursery education teaching professional

Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.

Tasks

  • Assists with or plans and develops curriculum and rota of teaching duties.
  • Discusses progress with student, parents and/or other education professionals.
  • Supervises teaching assistants and trainees.
  • Undertakes pastoral duties.
  • Teaches simple songs and rhymes, reads stories and organises various activities to promote language, social and physical development.
  • Supervises students and maintains classroom discipline.
  • Maintains records of students.
  • Prepares students for external examinations and administers and invigilates these examinations.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and examinations to record and evaluate students.
  • Prepares and delivers courses and lessons in accordance with curriculum requirements and teaches a range of subjects.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 13% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£43,846

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for primary or nursery education teaching professional is £43,846

11,082 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 11,082. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for primary or nursery education teaching professional roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £43,846 per year. That is about £3,654 per month or £22.49 per hour. New workers generally start on £27,186, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £63,315

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 11,082 people are employed in the region.

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