Why do teachers want to be teachers?
to change lives and make a difference
salary and prestige
There are challenges
‘Managing mixed ability classes’ is the most challenging aspect of their job.
Half say there’s too much administration
Say there’s not enough training or CPD
And the challenges have an impact on how they feel
A quarter would discourage a younger siblng, relative or friend from becoming a teacher
Around 1 in 10 would choose a different profession if they could start over
But they’d do it all again
would do it all again if they had the chance
8 in 10 say they’ll be in the profession in 5 years if things remain the same
Because being a teacher is more than just a job
don’t agree with the idea that teaching is just a job, rather than a passion
enjoy seeing students overcome challenges
and achieving their goals
The transformation in education over the past decade is creating opportunities and challenges. Our World Teacher Survey gives us new evidence to help address some of these challenges directly
Cambridge University Press
I absolutely love what I do - I love inspiring others
It is less about the students and more about the funding, pass rates, administration
It's impossible to do the job I want to do, and which I believe needs doing.
Teaching is my passion in spite of all the trouble and obstacles.
I love providing something new to the students, inspiring them and helping overcome their problems
Teaching is all about giving!
Peter Phillips, Chief Executive