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A Career in Teaching

Do you want your work to make a difference to the lives of young children and young people?

primaryDo you enjoy working in a busy and dynamic environment?

Do you like a challenge?

If you do, then a career in teaching may be for you.

We are one of the largest education authorities in Scotland delivering education of over 40,000 pupils in:

•150 Primary Schools
•4 Special Schools
•17 Secondary Schools

We are engaged in an extensive programme to upgrade our schools to equip them to deliver an education fit for the 21st century, with state of the art ICT provision and teaching facilities.

Primary trained teachers work in a varied range of schools from small rural primaries to large establishments in towns, teaching children from 3 to 5 in nursery classes and 5 to 12 year olds in primary classes, across a wide range of curricular areas.
Secondary trained teachers work in our 17 academies teaching 12 to 18 year olds and specialise in one or two subject areas.

primary-languagesWhat qualifications and experience do you need?

Teaching in Scotland is an all graduate profession. To qualify as a teacher you have to complete a programme of Initial Teacher Education (ITE). There are two types of programme.

•Four year Bachelor of Education (BEd) programme for Primary teaching. There are also BEd programmes for some secondary subjects such as Music, Physical Educationand Technological Education.
•One year Professional Graduate Diploma programme for those who already hold a degree to become either a Primary or Secondary teacher.

Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Paisley, Stirling and Strathclyde Universities all offer these courses.

Future Career Opportunities

We are committed to supporting teachers’ Continuing Professional Development at all stages of their careers, including excellent support for newly qualified teachers, and extensive an CPD programme, networking for chartered teachers and an innovative leadership programme which recognises the potential of all our staff.

For more information about a career Teaching in Aberdeenshire