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Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.


  • Prepares and delivers courses and lessons in accordance with curriculum requirements and teaches a range of subjects
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and examinations to record and evaluate students’ progress
  • Prepares students for external examinations and administers and invigilates these examinations
  • Maintains records of students’ progress and development
  • Supervises students and maintains classroom discipline
  • Teaches simple songs and rhymes, reads stories and organises various activities to promote language, social and physical development
  • Undertakes pastoral duties
  • Supervises teaching assistants and trainees
  • Discusses progress with student, parents and/or other education professionals
  • Assists with or plans and develops curriculum and rota of teaching duties.

Entry Requirements

Entry is with a first degree that provides QTS (qualified teacher status) or, in Scotland, TQ (teaching qualification); or other relevant degree followed by further postgraduate training (most commonly PGCE – Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education, or, in Scotland, PGDE – Professional Graduate Diploma in Education). Further and higher professional qualifications are required for some teaching posts.

Current Vacancies

Teaching Assistant
Mold - Excell Supply - 12 Mar 2018
Early Years Teaching Assistant
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Welsh Teaching Assistant
Rhyl - Excell Supply - 26 Feb 2018
Teaching Assistant
St Asaph - Excell Supply - 12 Mar 2018
Teaching Assistant
Rhyl - Excell Supply - 12 Mar 2018

What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £23,000 per annum and can progress up to £47,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 51,099 employed Primary & Nursery Education Teaching Professionals in the region.

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