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Life as a Teacher

Life as a Teacher is a rewarding career, but that does not mean it will not be hard. Today we will be asking one of our Teachers Paul Colgrave, what it is like following a career in Teaching and here is what he had to say.

Life as a Teacher


What is it like being a Teacher?

Invigorating, meaningful, exciting, fulfilling, frustrating, time consuming, enlightening, joyful, challenging, enjoyable.


What do you get out of being a Teacher?

Being a Teacher has given good career opportunities to progress with other responsibilities. To do a job that focuses on my passions is incredible. It gave me the chance to continue my professional development and open up other opportunities. It gave me the chance to help and give young people guidance and support to develop and be the best they can be, which is what gave me true job satisfaction.


What is your favourite part about being a Teacher?

My favourite part about being a Teacher is that it allows me to work and interact with Students. Seeing them develop and be successful over time. It allows me to share my passion for a subject with the class. But overall, it allows me to provide support and guidance, while also being inclusive and is a great supportive learning environment.


Why did you want to become a Teacher?

I wanted to become a Teacher because I wanted to do something that was meaningful. That had the propensity to change young people’s lives. To challenge myself and work outside of my comfort zone. Developing different skills, to make a difference and to share my passion for my subject.


What’s the hardest part about being a Teacher?

Time management and prioritising work, particularly at the start of your teaching career. This needs to be developed over time. At times there are very busy pinch points which require extra reserves of energy to navigate.


So, as you can see Paul loves his career in Teaching. Even if it can be hard at times. But the positive always outweigh the negatives. Click here to find out how you can start your career and become a Teacher: https://www.sccdtraining.co.uk/tx-course/level-5/