How to become a teacher

If you’re thinking of teaching as a career, visit the Department for Education website for a guide to the different routes into teaching – either school-based training schemes, or through universities and colleges.

All training routes lead to qualified teacher status (QTS), which you will need if you want to teach in state-maintained schools.

Training as a teacher in East Sussex

You can train as a primary or secondary teacher in East Sussex at various locations. Courses include school-based and university-based programmes leading to QTS status. Find training options at:

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Applying for teaching jobs in East Sussex

You can apply direct to schools for teaching posts advertised on our website. From our Jobs search page, select ‘Teaching’ under the drop-down ‘Job type’.

The school will send you a job pack containing all the information you will need to apply. It is important that you read the information in this pack, including the selection criteria before filling in the application form.

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Transition to Teaching Programme for career changers

If you would like to discuss the Transition to Teaching programme and a potential collaboration to promote a career in teaching, please contact Claire Andrews, Transition to Teaching Advisor, on her mobile 07795 652147, or by email,