There is a crisis of recruitment and retention of teachers in the UK. Yet, on average there is a very high percentage of Christians involved in teaching. This is because, with it being a profoundly practical way to help young people to grow and flourish, many see teaching as a calling from God. Teaching is a challenging and demanding profession, and parenting can help to prepare you well for it.
There is lots of help and support available for becoming a teacher:
- Get into Teaching – DfE website: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/
- There are a number of routes you can take: http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/aug/22/routes-into-teaching-best-route
- There’s professional support and advice available for Christian teachers: Association of Christian Teachers: http://www.christian-teachers.org.uk/index.php