Primary school teachers

ISCO-08 code



Primary school teachers teach a range of subjects at the primary education level.
Tasks include -
(a)  preparing daily and longer term lesson plans in accordance with curriculum guidelines;
(b)  instructing children individually and in groups, using various teaching methods and materials (e.g. computers, books, games), adapting to children’s varying needs;
(c)  maintaining discipline and good working habits in the classroom;
(d)  planning and conducting activities with the children such as sporting activities, concerts and excursions;
(e)  assigning and grading class work and homework;
(f)  preparing, administering and grading tests and assignments to evaluate children’s progress;
(g)  observing and evaluating children’s performance and behaviour;
(h)  supervising children during classes and at other times in the school day, including the playground during breaks;
(i)  participating in staff meetings and other sessions, and conferring with other teachers concerning educational issues;
(j)  preparing for and attending parent meetings to discuss children’s progress and problems.
Example of the occupations classified here:
- Primary school teacher
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Head teacher - 1345
- School principal - 1345
- Schools inspector - 2351


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