Primary Schools in England can broadly be divided into three sections: Nursery, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, and Tradewind has many job vacancies available for each of these specialisms.
Teachers of Key Stage 1 are responsible for the education of children aged between 5 and 7 years of age, and these early years of learning are a crucial time for their development.
The teaching of Key Stage 1 would suit those who enjoy working with young children and communicate well with them, and who can display the patience and understanding needed to instill in them a respect for learning from an early age.
The main responsibilities of Key Stage 1 Teachers generally include:
- Teaching all areas of the curriculum for primary schools
- Maintaining discipline during classes and at other times in the school day
- Planning, preparing and delivering lessons appropriate for Key Stage 1 pupils
- Organising the classroom to encourage a good learning environment
- Assessing and marking pupils’ work, and preparing them for Key Stage 1 exams
- Working with other faculty members
- Giving feedback to parents and carers on the progress of pupils
Necessary qualities for a Key Stage 1 Teacher:
- Positive nature and encouragement
- Self-motivation and organisation
- Good communication skills
To see what makes a great teacher of Key Stage 1, read our recommendations.
Necessary qualifications needed:
Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) is vital if you want to teach Key Stage 1. The three main ways of acquiring QTS are:
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
- Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP)
- School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)
If your aim is to work as a Key Stage 1 primary school teacher, register with us online and we will regularly inform you of our latest vacancies.