5 reasons you should be teaching in Surrey

There are many reasons to live and work in Surrey.  Firstly its proximity to London, with excellent transport links to the capital allowing you to enjoy the excitement that London offers, without being exposed to the daily dose of smog and traffic!

Secondly, Surrey’s beauty; it is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and historical sites; Hampton Court Palace, Clandon Park, Guildford Castle, Kew Gardens to name a few! And don’t forget it is home to the world famous theme parks Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures!

But if the location and landmarks aren’t enough to convince you into making the move, the school standards and salaries may convince you otherwise…

These averages were taken from the top performing secondary state schools in Surrey.

As you can see the average number of students between the ages of 16-18 in secondary schools is 1,392 averaging an 83% of students gaining A*- C in 5 GCSE’s. This is considerably higher than the national average of 60%.

The average total expenditure per student is of £4,817, which includes costs for teaching and education support staff. This is also higher than the national average which is of £4,550, which suggests schools in the area have invested more money into facilities and equipment for their staff and students.

Finally the ratio of teachers to teaching assistants is under 5:1, with the average gross salary of teachers in the school earning a total of £37,936. This is also considerably higher than the national average salary of £26,500.

So there you have it; plenty of reasons to become a teacher in Surrey!

Eteach’s HQ is in Surrey, which means we are the number one choice for Surrey schools and can use our local knowledge for schools and teachers alike. For an informal chat about working in Surrey; talk to Mr Surrey himself, Jack Walsh at jwalsh@eteach.com or on 01276 674223. Alternatively you can visit www.eteach.com to browse all our latest vacancies!


*All statistics were gathered from the department of education website.

One thought on “5 reasons you should be teaching in Surrey

  1. Don’t forget to say that if you are an NQT and under the age of 40. I have applied to schools in Surrey both private and state and never one reply amongst six applications, get your facts right…

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