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Secondary school teacher
Between 2006 and 2009, 1.5% of employed doctoral graduates, or 205 employed doctoral graduates, are known to have been working as secondary education teaching professionals six months after graduation.
Secondary teachers are found within the ‘other teaching occupations' job cluster.
A secondary school teacher teaches one or more national curriculum subjects to pupils aged 11-16, or up to 19 in schools with sixth forms. Teachers may use creativity, humour and imagination to develop schemes of work and to plan lessons in order to foster a healthy culture of learning within the classroom and to generate the most effective interactions with pupils.
Teachers encourage, monitor and record the progress of individual pupils, and devise and tailor resources accordingly. They must also keep up to date with developments in their subject area, new resources, methods and national objectives. Teachers liaise and network with other professionals, parents and carers both informally and formally.