secondary school teacher


Secondary school teachers provide education to students, commonly children and young adults, in a secondary school setting. They are usually specialist subject teachers, who instruct in their own field of study. They prepare lesson plans and materials, monitor the students' progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate the students’ knowledge and performance through assignments, tests and examinations.

Alternative label

  • secondary school head of department

  • home economics teacher

  • secondary school schoolteacher

  • maths teacher

  • religious education teacher

  • science teacher

  • secondary school educator

  • academy school teacher

  • academy teacher

  • art teacher

  • secondary school teaching assistant

  • design & technology teacher

  • history teacher

  • language teacher

  • comprehensive school teacher

  • general studies teacher

  • grammar school teacher

  • physical education teacher

  • geography teacher

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