Career outlook for teacher - secondary school - computing
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
Computers and technology are a part of everyday life and the tech industry in Scotland is thriving. To be ready for the workplace, students need to develop computing skills and an understanding of how computer systems work.
As a computing teacher you’d inspire and motivate young people to learn about computers, develop basic computing skills, learn how computers and computer systems work and help them design and build programmes.
You’d teach and support young people with different abilities and prepare them for their National Qualifications and Highers in this subject. You might also work in a college or learning centre.
There is national guidance for Curriculum for Excellence Technologies and National Qualifications, which you’d use when planning your teaching.
What you might do:
- Prepare lessons and teaching materials
- Assess students’ progress and mark their work
- Set homework
- Manage classroom behaviour
- Discuss students' progress with parents and carers
- Organise study trips, social activities and sports events
Things to think about:
- Sometimes you will need to deal with challenging behaviour. It may be difficult to get some teenagers to study so you’d need to be imaginative and enthusiastic to keep them interested
- As well as teaching, you’d also attend meetings and regular in-service training courses as part of your professional development. You’d work closely with colleagues to plan the school’s timetables, and work with other professionals, such as education psychologists and social workers
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- Verbal communication
- Working with technology
- Written communication
- Social conscience
- Developing a plan
- Time management
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