A primary school level is a place of learning and development for children from 4 to 12 years old in the UK. Primary level education in the state and private sector provide education that is delivered around the national curriculum for England & Wales, Scotland or N Ireland. A Scotland primary school has primary one to primary seven and England & Wales has years one to year seven, incorporating key stage 1 & 2, in the foundation, infant, and junior stages. In the school primary independent private sector a fee paying primary school sector a school is known as a preparatory school where fees are payable, child selection admission testing, and attendance can be until 13 years old.
A career as a teacher or, school receptionist or a teaching assistant cab be one of the most rewarding, fulfilling and challenging careers. Your daily contact with school pupils is essential because of the impact you can have on the lives and learning at the primary school stage.
Primary schools, you teach a range of subjects in an age group from preschool, reception and Key Stages 1 and 2. As a primary teacher you can train to teach the full range of National Curriculum subjects or specialise in a specific key stage. Leadership and management position are available to school primary teachers at department and school level. As a primary teacher or primary school teaching assistant you are responsible for or part of a whole of a subject or pastoral area and teaching class.
Volunteering or applying for paid work as a classroom assistant is an excellent way to get a taste of life in the classroom. Parents and other members of the community can take part in activities with a primary school or in conjunction with a school primary teacher, reading for instance.
As a school primary teacher you require patience and tolerance toward others and a good sense of humour, as well as imagination and creativity in a primary school.
A primary school can be found in most areas of towns, cities and villages for children to attend provided by the government or public schools in the private education sector.
Written by: Education Tay RCB