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Teaching is a rewarding profession in more ways than one, offering fantastic career prospects that complement a competitive salary scale.
Within this section, you will find information about salaries, professional development opportunities and the support available to teachers throughout their careers.
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Thinking of returning to teaching?

Thousands choose to return to the teaching profession every year – find out about routes to returning.

NQT induction

NQT induction

Find out about the support available during induction for newly qualified teachers(NQTs).

Returning to teaching

Returning to teaching

Thousands of people return to teaching every year – find out why and plan your own return.

Developing career

Developing career

Access information on the many career development opportunities available to teachers.

Masters in teaching and learning (MTL)

Find out about the masters in teaching and learning (MTL), including how and when to enrol.


Apply for jobs and make use of advice and information from experienced teachers.

The MTL school-based coach

School-based coaches have a key role to play in supporting the masters in teaching and learning (MTL).

Salary and benefits

Teaching offers very competitive financial rewards and excellent training and career development opportunities.

Overseas Trained Teacher Programme

This programme is designed for teachers who qualified outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

Resources, support and tools

Find out about the range of professional support and online tools available to teachers.

Teaching Advocate Programme

Find out how you can benefit from teaching advocates' advice.



Welcome to ‘My CPD’. Save time and access in one place, tools to develop your professional career, enhance your teaching quality and impact in the classroom.

CPD Zone

Visit the CPD Database to search for relevant quality assured CPD opportunities, including those that are free or specific to your role.

CPD Zone

Access 6,000 free quality assured research and evidence-based articles that support initial teacher training and CPD.

CPD Guidance

Want to know how to get the best out of yourself and others? Access our resources to understand what good CPD looks like, how to evaluate its impact and how to write a CPD policy.