What age pupils should you teach?

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 9:34 am

When it comes to teaching, you do not have to train differently to teach different aged pupils. Regardless of whether you teach secondary school children or a reception class, the degree is the same, it is your teaching style that needs to change.

It is totally different teaching classes of different age ranges and you must be able to adapt accordingly to suit the requirements of each class as and when it is needed. If you are a supply teacher, you may go from teaching five year olds to teaching fifteen year olds within a few days. The planning of work and how you actually teach subjects will vary greatly.

Often in a class with younger pupils in, the ability varies greatly so you may need to split the class in to groups and give them each a slightly different task according to ability. Normally in secondary school the classes have already been split up in to sets.

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