Now You’ve Made the QTS Grade…

Posted By: The Teach Now Team
Now You’ve Made the QTS Grade

…your next step could set your future career’s direction.

Whether you got here with a teaching degree or by the assessment-only route with a degree in another subject, it must feel great to know you’ve made it this far… You’ve achieved Qualified Teacher Status! The world of careers in education is now, as they say, your oyster. Of course, you’ll already have given a great deal of thought to what kind of teacher you want to be. Perhaps the idea of primary school teaching appeals, with its broad subject coverage and the chance to inspire young people in their earliest stages of development. On the other hand, maybe you’d prefer to pursue your specialist subject in secondary teaching, where you can really make your expertise and knowledge count in inspiring young people’s academic and career direction…

Actually, though, those two possibilities barely scratch the surface of what’s possible now you have QTS. Of course, you’ll begin your career in education as a teacher – but once you have built up experience and honed your teaching, communication, and organisation skills you’ll find it’s not just classroom doors that your QTS can open for you.

Below, we have a look at a very broad selection of the possibilities you might consider. Don’t worry if some or even all of them have never occurred to you. Wherever you ultimately aim, your career’s going to begin as a teacher – and that’s where we come in. Teach Now may be London’s leading teaching recruiter – but we’re also much more than a specialist educational recruitment agency. We have teaching in our blood – and having developed working relationships with education authorities throughout Greater London, the home counties and, increasingly, nationwide, we’re perfectly placed to help you get your career off on the right foot. We’re not just about placing candidates in jobs – we believe in supporting our candidates throughout their careers.

So, it makes sense for us to do everything we can to give you the benefit of our experience and to start our relationship as we mean to go on, with expert, insightful guidance at every stage of your journey.

With that in mind, here are a few ‘signposts’ to some possible career destinations!

Head Teacher, Deputy Head or Head of Department 

It might seem a long way off right now – but in school leadership roles such as these you could have the chance to shape not just your pupils’ futures but the direction of your school and even of education in general. 

Teaching in Further Education or Higher Education

If you’re driven by a passion for your subject and sharing it with your students, you’ll find teaching in colleges and universities particularly rewarding. As well as helping students grapple with advanced concepts in your field you have the opportunity to get involved in research and academic studies. 

Education Consultancy/ Government/NGO/ Think Tank roles

You don’t have to stay in the classroom to make a huge difference to young people’s development. As an education consultant or even as an education policymaker, you can help shape policy, curriculums, and vital educational initiatives by providing schools and authorities with expert advice and guidance.

Education Technology Specialist 

As technology becomes ever more central to the teaching process, you’ll be providing teachers with the vital technology strategies they need to be effective – and training them in the use of digital tools.

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

A challenging, yet rewarding path for teachers keen to support young people with special educational needs – and to work closely with parents, teachers, and support services to achieve the best possible outcomes for their students.

Educational Publishing

Experienced, knowledgeable education professionals are often in demand with educational publishers – as editors, writers, and curriculum developers who generate the materials that help teachers inspire and engage students at all levels.

Private tutoring

Once you have a proven track record, private tutoring gives you the freedom and flexibility to set your own hours and to teach only the subjects in which you excel – or that you really love. It’s rewarding too because you’re often working one-to-one, helping individual students achieve specific goals or overcome learning problems.

Of course, these are just a few possibilities to keep in mind as your career develops. For twelve years now, we at Teach Now have been developing our unique new approach to education recruitment consultancy – one that aims to nurture our candidates’ development and support them throughout their careers. Talk to one of the team about where you’d like to go from here because, whatever your destination, Teach Now is great place to start!

If you’d like to find out more about how Teach Now can help, talk to one of your team today on 020 8371 5905 or click here to contact us!