There is no archetypal chemistry teacher – recent graduates and career changers may become excellent teachers, sharing a passion for their subject, and a desire to inspire the next generation of scientists.
There are many reasons to become a teacher, for example:
- the chance to make a real difference to children and young people
- a challenging but rewarding career
- opportunities for progression into a wide range of management roles, such as managing a year group, subject or key stage
In addition to teaching a range of age groups and abilities, a career in teaching will involve providing pastoral care, trying new innovative techniques to further improve progress, planning lessons, and marking students’ work and assessments.