Are you thinking of applying for Secondary School Teacher jobs? Use your passion for teaching and working with young people aged 11-16 to follow this career path. Before deciding if this is the right choice for you, it is worth hearing from someone who is already in the role to get a behind the scenes perspective. We interviewed Secondary School Drama Teacher, Andrew, to find out more.
How long have you been a Secondary Teacher?
Almost 21 years. I was at the same school for 13 years and then I went into theatre directing. In the past few years I’ve been working as a supply teacher with Career Teachers.
What did you do before you were a Teacher?
I was an actor for about 11 or 12 years and there was a bit of an overlap with teaching.
Why did you choose to be a Teacher?
Things were quite challenging with acting and I wanted something more secure. Drama is a passion and I wanted to continue to practice but obviously teaching is very different. The knowledge is helpful from when I worked in theatre, but the skills are very different.