The Student Room community and the The Department of Education have worked together to create this hub for anyone considering a career in teaching.

  • Read profiles and articles here written by Student Room members that have been through teaching training to benefit for their experience

Who was your favourite teacher and why?

The best teachers are highly talented, creative individuals who provide that all important inspiration to their pupils.

We asked Student Room members to tell us about their favourite teacher, why not add your own...

What's teaching really like?

Current teachers who are members of TSR have shared their experiences and top tips.

Find out what route they took to get into teaching and what they enjoy most about the job.

Information for applicants

We've compiled all the information you need to know if you wish to apply for teacher training.
Things to consider/research

Your application

The Department of Education Videos

We've created a playlist of The Department of Education videos, flick through them using the arrows on the left and the right of the video below.

Education and Teaching Careers Forum

If you're interested in a career in teaching use our teaching careers forum below to get your questions answered from TSR members who are teachers themselves or who are, like you, also considering becoming teachers.

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Department of Education

Department of Education is the national agency and recognised sector body responsible for the training and development of the school workforce.

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Advice and events

Click on the link below to find out if becoming a teacher can give you the career you've dreamed of. The Department of Education runs a series of events throughout the year giving you the perfect opportunity to get all your questions about a career in teaching answered. Please find all the information and advice you need on this page:

The Department of Education advice and events

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