25/08/2021

Categories: Education and Teacher Training, Undergradute

Why the World Needs More Great Teachers

Heres why the world is in dire need of great teachers…..but these may not be the reasons that you think! 

Teaching is an amazing job that allows people to use their skills to help the next generation. And the world is in need of passionate teachers who want to drive forward positive change. If you still havent applied for university, use our dedicated Clearing website to find the right degree for you.

On our BA (Hons) Education and Learning course, students get to discover what makes a good teacher. You’ll be able to explore current educational policies, as well as the history, sociology, philosophy and psychology of education. Plus, you’ll develop an understanding of current issues affecting education in the UK and overseas.

Here are the reasons why the world needs you, and why you should apply through Clearing for a September 2021 start.

There’s still a teacher shortage in the UK

Brilliant teachers have always been in short supply, and the problem with that is disadvantaged schools are the ones to report greater difficulties in filling teaching posts. This means that those already from underprivileged backgrounds are left even further behind.

While teacher numbers did increase during the pandemic, schools will need to work hard to retain these new employees. And pupil numbers are still expected to rise by as much as 10% in the next few years, so teachers of every kind, and every subject, will always be in demand.

The most in-demand teaching jobs can be found in certain subjects such as maths, science and modern languages. But all specialisms are needed, and across both primary and secondary settings.

 

Inclusivity is needed now

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There has never been a more important time to teach, particularly using inclusive classroom practices to ensure all students get access to the same level of education. Inclusion matters more than ever, and this extends beyond the classroom, affecting the whole of society.

Teachers play a major role in ensuring children from all backgrounds get the same attention and support, and this means including all genders, religions, ethnicities and social classes. It’s also essential to teach young pupils about diversity, nurturing tolerance, compassion and understanding in the next generation.

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Female students need to be empowered

In the UK, women only hold 22.8% of board seats among companies in the FTSE 100 index. This is despite women being more educated across subjects as a whole, based on the current UK higher education participation data. It’s important to empower women across all subjects and specialisms, and this starts with addressing gender stereotypes early on in the classroom.

The best teachers encourage pupils to choose career paths that interest them and match their skills, not their gender, or what society deems their gender to be matched with.  What makes a great teacher is much more than subject knowledge. It’s how you apply this subject knowledge to real life issues, creating the smart problem-solvers of the future who can make our world a better place.

Do you want to shape the next generation? If so, teaching could be the career path for you. There’s nowhere better to enjoy your teacher training either, and we have some excellent feedback from our programmes:

• 90% of students are satisfied overall with their course

• 90% of students agree staff were good at explaining things

• 90% of graduates are in work or doing further study 15 months after their course

[Data for Education and Learning (full-time course) at the University of Bolton]

To find out more about joining us this September 2021, head over to the University of Bolton Clearing website.

Or if you have further questions, call our dedicated Clearing number +44 (0)1204 896936 and talk to a member of our team.

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