Since December 2021, the government have been appealing for qualified teachers (primary, secondary and further education) to return back to education to help maintain face-to-face teaching.

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi is asking retired teachers and career-switchers to temporarily help fill gaps in order to retain face-to-face teaching.

We have come up with some of the benefits of working as a teacher, so if you’re looking for a new direction for 2022 and think getting back into teaching may be for you then continue reading…

No two days are the same

If you’re someone who embraces change, then teaching is definitely for you. If you’re a teacher, no two days are the same as you’ll be teaching different subjects/classes and will get to experience great variety in your day.


Being a teacher is an extremely rewarding career. You are able to make an impact to a child’s life. There is nothing better than seeing a pupil who was struggling succeed with your support.

Holidays & flexible hours

The holidays and flexible working hours are one of the perks of being a teacher, especially if you are a parent. You are able to have the same schedule as your child even though you’ll have lesson planning and marking to do outside of work, you’ll have the privilege of working from home.


As a teacher, you’ll dedicate your life to teaching and will be able to explore and discover new things whilst in training. You will need to keep up to date with latest technologies, trends and teaching methods.

Want to work as a teacher through Athona Education? Check our current vacancies for more information or send in your CV to start the registration process today.