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Secondary education teaching professionals

£17,160 Average salary at age 20
£44,720 Average Salary
31 Average hours per week


Secondary (and middle school deemed secondary) education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction in one or more subjects, including physical education and diversionary activities, within a prescribed curriculum in a secondary or secondary/ middle school.

Main Tasks

  • Prepares and delivers courses and lessons in accordance with curriculum requirements and teaches one or more subjects;
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and examinations to record and evaluate students’ progress;
  • Prepares students for external examinations and administers and invigilates these examinations;
  • Maintains records of students’ progress and development;
  • Supervises any practical work and maintains classroom discipline;
  • Undertakes pastoral duties;
  • Supervises teaching assistants and trainees;
  • Discusses progress with student, parents and/or other education professionals;
  • Assists with or plans and develops curriculum and rota of teaching duties.


Entry is with a first degree that provides QTS (qualified teacher status) or, in Scotland, TQ (teaching qualification); or other relevant degree followed by further postgraduate training (most commonly PGCE – Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education, or, in Scotland, PGDE – Professional Graduate Diploma in Education). Further and higher professional qualifications are required for some teaching posts.

What Secondary education teaching professionals studied in higher education

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What Secondary education teaching professionals studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(G1) Mathematics1
(F1) Chemistry1
(C8) Psychology1
(Q3) English studies2
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(X1) Training teachers84
(C6) Sport & exercise science2
(V1) History by period1

UK Prospects

352200 Workforce Size
8.01% Predicted growth 2022 - 2027
98914 Predicted Replacement 2022 - 2027

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