1st Edition

How to Have a Successful Freelance Education Career Stepping Outside the Classroom

By Fe Luton Copyright 2024
    126 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    126 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Teaching and education offer a hugely rewarding career - but staying in the classroom for life is not always right for everyone. With a successful teaching career under her belt, Fe Luton made the move from classroom to kitchen table, entering the world of freelance education writing, research, and training as a general all-round creative.

    How to Have a Successful Freelance Education Career shares the options and practicalities of transitioning to and succeeding in a freelance career. Exploring options for both full-time and part-time freelancing, this essential guide outlines the key skills needed to build a stable career within the freelance education world.

    Fe Luton explores ways to define yourself, promote yourself and to make sure you stay top of the list when it comes to applications, commissions, and gigs. With chapters filled with practical advice, topics covered include:

    • Life after (or alongside) teaching
    • Developing skills beyond the classroom
    • Pitching and making yourself stand out
    • Building your online persona
    • Career development
    • The dos and don’ts of freelance work

    This engaging yet highly practical guide is an essential read for anyone looking to reassess their options in the world of education and to expand their professional horizons beyond the classroom.

    1. Life after (or alongside) teaching – the options;  2. Education jobs outside the classroom;  3. Having a career plan;  4. Skills beyond the classroom;  5. So you want to go freelance…;  6. So you want a side hustle…;  7. The practicalities of freelance work;  8. Pitching, prodding and making yourself stand out;  9. So you want to run your own business…;  10. Building your online persona;  11.  Shifting outside the classroom; 12. The dos and don’ts of work beyond the classroom


    Fe Luton is a writer and trainer with over 25 years of experience working in the education sector as a teacher, key stage and subject lead, museum education officer, school governor, and researcher. She has developed and written teacher resources and articles for many years, and regularly contributes to an array of education publications. Alongside this, Fe also runs her own business, Subject Leaders, and currently works as a senior content writer for We Are Futures.