Secondary school teachers teach one or two national curriculum subjects to pupils aged 11-18.
Teachers support, observe and record the progress of their class. They also plan lessons in line with national objectives with the aim of ensuring a healthy culture of learning.
A secondary school teacher must also keep up to date with developments in their subject area, new resources, methods and national objectives. The role involves liaising and networking with other professionals, parents and carers, both informally and formally.
Day-to-day activities may include:
Some teachers may be employed in middle schools, which take children aged 8 or 9 to 12 or 13. There are around 200 middle schools in England and Wales, and you would teach either the primary or secondary curriculum depending on the age of the children.
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