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Considering a career as a teacher? Whether you’re just starting out, or you want to change careers, here’s what you need to know. 

 5 great reasons to be a teacher 

You’ll have amazing job satisfaction from extremely varied work that makes a real difference 

You get to see the results of all your hard work as your students learn and flourish 

You’ll have job security – there will always be a need for teachers! 

You get great paid holidays – teachers enjoy long summer holidays, as well as Christmas, spring and half-term breaks.  

You can work all over the world – whether it’s teaching English as a second language or at an international school. 

Teachers receive competitive salary. This varies depending on where you work and how much experience you have. “As a newly qualified teacher, you’ll begin on a salary of at least £23,720, or £29,664 in inner London. As you rise up the pay ranges, you could earn as much as £118,490 as a head teacher in inner London. Schools now have more freedom to develop their own pay policies to attract and retain the teachers that have the greatest impact on their pupils’ learning. So what you’re paid will be linked to performance and not length of service – meaning you can increase your salary faster than ever before,” say the Department for Education. 

Christ the King College is a member of the Catholic Teaching Alliance (CTA). The CTA is a cross phase Teaching School of Catholic primary schools, secondary schools, academies and sixth form colleges. As a Teaching School we recruit and train our own teachers as well as providing teaching practice for university trained PGCE students.

Our partner schools are based throughout South-East London and into Kent. This diversity in type of school and location gives a richness to the shared work of the alliance.

CTA trainee teachers can expect high quality teaching and training programmes, with exceptional academic support delivered by some of the best training universities.

As part of its vision to shape and articulate model approaches to teaching and learning at each key stage from 5 -18, the CTA considers its alumni to be potentially well suited to become CTA teachers of the future.

If you are a graduate alumnus of Christ the King College or a graduate alumnus of a Catholic primary or secondary school in South East London and you are interested in getting into teaching the CTA can:

• Provide information on getting into teaching through the CTA
• Consider you for a work shadowing placement
• Consider you for a Schools Direct Training place

If you would like further information on the work of the CTA or would like to find out more about becoming a teacher please click here.