Directory of local authorities

The information below supplied to the NUT by local authorities on the job application arrangements for all local authorities in England and Wales.

Northern

City of Sunderland

Sunderland City Council
Civic Centre
Burdon Road
Sunderland
SR2 7DN
Tel: 0191 520 5555
Website: www.sunderland.gov.uk

Most school vacancies are advertised on www.northeastjobs.org.uk or www.sunderland.gov.uk.

City of York

HR Business Centre
West Offices
Station Rise
York
YO1 6GA
Tel: 01904 551 619

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
The City of York is keen to welcome NQTs to join our very successful schools. Although we do not have a pool system in the local authority, all our schools are committed to recruiting and developing new talent in the teaching profession and indeed many schools already have strong relationships with local initial teacher training establishments.

York is a city making history and its children are our future. If you want to build a career in our ambitious and vibrant city, do look out for vacancies in York schools advertised in the educational press or online on our website at https://jobs.york.gov.uk

Induction and support:
In our most recent local authority Ofsted inspection we were praised for our induction programme and the support we offer to NQTs as part of our strategy for continuing professional development.

Cumbria

Capita HR Solutions – Education
The Capita Building
Kingmoor Business Park
Cumbria
CA6 4SJ
Tel: 01228 673 688
Website: www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/careers

Applications welcomed in response to individual advertisements, vacancies in the local press; no pool system in operation. Individuals interested in vacancies advertised in the press should contact the school directly. A large proportion of vacancies are advertised on the Cumbria County Council website.

Darlington

Xentrall Recruitment Services
Bayheath House
PO Box 891
Stockton-on-Tees
TS19 1JA
Tel: 01642 526 992
Email: recruitment@xentrall.org.uk
Website: www.darlington.gov.uk

Darlington does not operate a pool system for supply teachers. Vacancies are advertised through our Recruitment Bureau or directly through the school, usually in the TES and on the council's website at www.darlington.gov.uk. Applications for a place on the School Centred Initial Teacher Training Programme, with Carmel Teacher Training Partnership, should be made direct to admin@carmel.org.uk.

Durham

Education Development Service
Children and Adults Services
County Hall
Durham
DH1 5UJ
Tel: 03000 265 852
Email: cpd@durham.gov.uk
Website: www.durham.gov.uk

Schools:
182 primary schools, 13 infant schools, 11 junior schools, 12 nursery schools, 16 secondary schools, nine special schools, one pupil referral unit and 27 academies.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Durham local authority operates a pool of NQTs to which primary head teachers have access. The pool is open to applicants from January 2016. Application forms are available from the Education Development Service.

Induction and support:
In Durham we work with schools to develop, nurture and retain the best of our new teaching professionals. This year we are offering our support and services as a package that represents outstanding value for money and a simple one-step registration process. The package includes three main elements: attendance to the NQT conference (with two dates to choose from); access to the three-part NQT programme and appropriate body services.

Career development:
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. We organise high-quality training on a variety of topics at the Durham Leadership Centre.

Gateshead

Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street
Gateshead
NE8 1HH
Tel: 01914 333 000
Website: http://jobshop.gateshead.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Hartlepool

Child and Adult Services
Civic Centre
Hartlepool TS24 8AY
Tel: 01429 266 522
Email: HRSchools@hartlepool.gov.uk
Website: www.hartlepool.gov.uk

Job advertisements:
Vacancies are advertised via the Teaching School Alliance. For further details contact John Hardy tel: 01429 234 145 or via www.t2s.org.uk

Recruitment:
Hartlepool is seeking to appoint energetic, enthusiastic newly-qualified teachers and welcomes applications from final year students for teaching posts in our schools. We do not operate a system of pool appointments. NQTs are encouraged to apply for specific posts which interest them and for which they feel qualified. This system offers width and quality of opportunity to all applicants.

Middlesbrough

MSTA tel: 01642 266 290
MSTA website: www.mstalliance.com
Council tel: 01642 245 432
Council website: www.middlesbrough.gov.uk

For details of what it is like to be an NQT in Middlesborough, please go to the MSTA website www.mstalliance.co.uk
For details of current vacancies, please go to www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/jobs

Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle City Council
Civic Centre
Barras Bridge
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE99 2BN
Email: jobs@newcastle.gov.uk
Website: www.newcastle.gov.uk

Schools:
Six nursery schools, 72 primary schools, 14 middle/secondary/academies and six special schools.

Job advertisements:

Induction and support:
Newcastle City Council provides an excellent induction and mentoring programme for all NQTs as well as a comprehensive training programme for all NQT tutors. We ensure that you have the professional support you need to maximise your potential.

There are local networks to enable you to get together with other NQTs and we also organise an annual NQT conference.

Local information:
The City of Newcastle upon Tyne serves as the regional capital for a population of more than two million in north east England. Newcastle is a lively cosmopolitan city. Transport links are good providing easy access around the city and the surrounding region. Newcastle has several theatres, museums, range of restaurants and a café culture. Shopping facilities are good with the recently developed Eldon Square Shopping Centre.

North Tyneside

Recruitment & Safeguarding Team
Quadrant East
The Silverlink North
Cobalt Business Park
North Tyneside
NE27 0BY
Email: hr.recruitment&safeguarding@northtyneside.gov.uk

Schools:
47 primary schools, eight first schools, four middle schools, 11 high schools, six special schools and two academies.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
North Tyneside Council places advertisements on behalf of the schools. Applications can be collated by our recruitment and safeguarding team, or you can apply direct to the school. Always check the main advertisement.

Northumberland

County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF
Tel: 0845 600 6400
Website: www.northumberland.gov.uk or www.northeastjobs.org.uk

Job advertisements:

  • all vacancies are advertised by schools on the North East Jobs website, on TES Highwire or in the national press (TES)
  • use North East Jobs to register your interest in Northumberland vacancies and be notified by email or SMS
  • for details of current vacancies and how to apply, log on the North East Jobs website.

Recruitment:
We aim to be secure in the knowledge that the Council and all Northumberland's schools have strong shared values and a commitment to ensuring that children’s life-chances are the very best possible.

Local information:
Northumberland is one of the largest counties in the UK and offers a mix of town and country living.

North Yorkshire

Recruitment
Human Resources
HRSST
County Hall
Northallerton
DL7 8AD
Contact: Sarah France-Gorton, Principal Adviser
Tel: 0845 872 7374
Email: sarah.france-gorton@northyorks.gov.uk
Website: www.northyorks.gov.uk

Schools:
300 primary and three nursery schools, 31 secondary schools, nine special schools, two outdoor education centres and 26 academies – 12 primary, one junior and one pupil referral unit.

Job advertisements:
www.nyccjobs.co.uk

Recruitment:
NYCC and school recruitment requirements are advertised on www.nyccjobs.co.uk

Induction and support:
NYCC schools provide an excellent induction and mentoring programme for all NQTs. We ensure that you have the professional support you need to maximise your potential. You will have an assigned school tutor to guide you during your NQT year. There are opportunities to attend various training and development events, including an annual NQT residential conference.

Career development:
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. The North Yorkshire School Leadership Academy has programmes available for capable teachers who want to systematically develop their leadership with a view to becoming heads in the future.

Benefits:

  • a wide variety of types and sizes of schools
  • systematic support with leadership development
  • Everybody Benefits staff discount scheme.

Local information:
North Yorkshire is England’s largest county and is a great place to live and work. The quality of life is high for most, with two national parks, places of outstanding natural beauty, historic market towns, bustling cities and glorious coastal resorts; there really is something for everyone’s tastes. Transport links are good, providing easy access to the city and the countryside alike.

Redcar and Cleveland

Redcar and Cleveland House
Kirkleatham Street
Redcar
TS10 1RT
Website: www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/jobs

Job advertisements:

  • teaching vacancies are advertised individually on the weekly school vacancies bulletin
  • some posts are also advertised in the TES and local press. Applications can then be made by contacting the school.

Recruitment:
There are few better places to start or pursue your career than in Redcar and Cleveland where the quality of life is enviable and the reputation of schools is justifiably high.

South Tyneside

HR Services
Hawthorne
Rolling Mill Road
Viking Industrial Park
Jarrow
Tyne and Wear
NE32 3DP
Tel: 0800 169 3454
Website: www.southtyneside.gov/jobs

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
We are happy to receive NQT application forms but only when jobs are advertised at www.southtyneside.info/jobs. We no longer hold a central file. Candidates may apply for any advertised post in the TES and local press.

Stockton-on-Tees

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Xentrall Shared Services Recruitment
PO Box 891
Stockton-on-Tees
TS19 1JT
Tel: 01642 526 992
Email: recruitment@xentrall.org.uk
Website: www.stockton.gov.uk

Job advertisements:

  • permanent and temporary vacancies are advertised weekly during term time and can be found on the council website and at www.northeastjobs.org
  • some secondary posts are also advertised in the TES.

Recruitment:
Stockton-on-Tees is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to
improving opportunity and achievement for all. There is no pool system, so applications are required for specific posts as advertised.

Induction and support:
Stockton-on-Tees local authority ensures a quality, personalised induction programme is provided to support your professional development. NQTs also have the opportunity to access the central training programme which is specifically-designed to meet the needs of NQTs in their induction period. You will also be supported through your induction period by a tutor who will be assigned by your school. Your tutor will also have access to professional guidance and training to support the induction process.

Career development:
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. We organise high-quality training on a variety of topics.

North West

Blackpool

Blackpool Children’s Service
NQT Centre
Bickerstaffe House
Blackpool FY1 3DB
Contact: Amanda Whitehead, Head of Schools, Standards and Effectiveness
Tel: 01253 476 786
Email: amanda.whitehead@blackpool.gov.uk
Website: www.yourcounciljobs.co.uk/blackpool

Job adverticements:

Recruitment:
Blackpool Children’s Service prides itself on its council vision: A fair place where aspiration and ambition are encouraged. The Schools, Standards and Effectiveness Department within Children’s Services challenges and supports them in achieving high standards, top quality leadership and management and an inclusive approach to young people. There is no pool system and NQTs should apply directly to schools, but you are able to register with our agreed supply agency Blackpool Education Supply Service tel: 01253 477 257 who directly link with our family of schools.

Career development:
Within the partnership of Blackpool schools there are:

  • chances to demonstrate and develop skills
  • structured and supportive induction
  • opportunities for further accreditation
  • personalised professional development
  • access to networks and to other professionals.

Bolton

Schools Workforce Development
2nd Floor
Town Hall
Bolton BL1 1RU
Contact: Gill Warburton, Assistant Manager, Schools Workforce Development
Tel: 01204 332 124
Email: gill.warburton@bolton.gov.uk
Website: www.bolton.gov.uk

Schools:
80 primary schools, 11 secondary schools, five special schools, three nurseries, fifteen primary academies, nine secondary academies and one special school academy

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Schools advertise their own vacancies, usually in the TES and local press as we do not operate a pool system.

Induction and support:
Children's Services, working in partnership with local schools, is dedicated to supporting the continual development of NQTs so that they can play a central role in enriching the opportunities and raising standards for Bolton's children and young people.

We offer a bespoke programme comprising activities which will provide local support and networking opportunities for NQTs starting their career in Bolton schools. The programme includes a Welcome Event, targeted workshops and a Celebration Event.

Bury

Children’s Services
3 Knowsley Place
Duke Street
Bury BL9 0EJ
Contact: Mr Les Horton
Tel: 0161 253 7699
Email: L.Horton@bury.gov.uk
Website: www.bury.gov.uk

Schools:
63 primary schools, 14 secondary schools, three special schools, one nursery and a Pupil Learning Centre. Holy Cross R.C. College and Bury College provide post-16 education.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
As you approach an important and exciting time in your career, we are delighted that you are considering a teaching post in Bury. Teaching vacancies in our schools are advertised on the Your Council Jobs website www.yourcounciljobs.co.uk where you can apply either online or by completing and returning an application form to the school. If you register on the website you will receive job alerts.

Induction and support:
In Bury we offer every NQT a rich and stimulating learning environment. The local authority and its schools give wholehearted support to the induction process, recognising its importance in laying secure foundations for future professional and career development.

Professional development activities and opportunities for networking figure highly in the induction year.

Career development:
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. We organise high-quality training on a variety of topics at both the Development and Training Centre and within schools.

Benefits:

  • discounts from a range of companies, e.g. shopping etc
  • work-life balance and family-friendly initiatives
  • childcare voucher scheme
  • discounted leisure activities
  • health and well-being.

Local information:
Bury is a great place to start your teaching career, attracting a significant number of new entrants to the profession year-on-year. Its schools welcome NQTs and appreciate the vitality and enthusiasm that they bring to the profession. Situated close to the M60, M62 and M66 motorways and only half-an-hour away from Manchester, Bury is a friendly and caring authority which has consistently achieved excellent Ofsted results.

Cheshire East

Cheshire East Council Westfields
Middlewich Road
Sandbach
Cheshire CW11 1HZ
Tel: 0300 123 5500
Website: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk

Schools:
154 schools; 124 primary schools, one nursery school; 24 secondary schools; five special schools; consisting of:

41 primary academies; 46 community primary schools (including 1 nursery); 3 primary foundation schools; 1 primary foundation trust; 9 voluntary controlled primary schools and 23 voluntary aided primary schools.

18 secondary academies (including 2 secondary free schools and 1 studio school (14-19));  4 community secondary schools;  1 foundation secondary school and 1 pupil referral unit.

There are 2 LA maintained special schools and 3 special academies (including 1 free school).
Also, 1 UTC (University Technical College) (14-18)

Job advertisements:
www.cheshireeast.gov.uk

Recruitment:
Our vacancies are divided into primary and secondary, each with their own page. Jobs are advertised all year round but many schools will recruit teachers early in the spring term for the following September. You will need to check the site regularly between February and June for these vacancies. We recommend you bookmark the site and make sure it is in your ‘favourites’. You will need to follow the application process for each vacancy and all the details will be contained in the posting. As part of the application process many schools will expect you to visit and this should form part of your research along with reading their Ofsted reports and checking the local press and the school website.

Local information:
Cheshire East is blessed with a perfect blend of rural beauty and urban character, with vast areas of unspoilt countryside and colourful market towns. The Borough contains seven local area partnerships, Congleton, Crewe, Knutsford, Nantwich, Macclesfield, Poynton and Wilmslow.

Cheshire West and Chester

Cheshire West and Chester Council Headquarters
58 Nicholas Street
Chester CH1 2NP
Tel: 0300 123 8123
Website: www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Schools:
One hundred and nineteen maintained, nine academy and two free primary schools, ten maintained and eight academy high schools, eight maintained and two academy special schools.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
CWAC does not operate a central pool for NQT vacancies. Maintained schools and some academies advertise individual posts via the Council website or the individual school website.

Local information:
Cheshire West and Chester is a popular place to live, close to the major north west conurbations of Liverpool and Manchester with easy access to a series of motorway networks. The Borough has a population in excess of 300,000 and the area covered by the Council includes the towns of: Ellesmere Port, Neston, Winsford, Northwich and Frodsham and the historic City of Chester. Shopping and leisure facilities across the borough are excellent with both Chester and Cheshire Oaks (a major growing retail venue) favourite destinations

Halton

Halton Borough Council
Municipal Buildings
Widnes WA8 7QF
Contact: Human Resources Team
Tel: 0303 333 4300
Email: jobs@halton-borough.gov.uk
Website: www.halton.gov.uk

Schools:
Three nursery, one infant, one junior, 43 primary, one 11-16 secondary (community), two 11-16 church aided-secondary, four secondary academies, one all-through, four special, one pupil referral and one free school.

Job advertisements:

  • Halton website
  • TES, www.tes.co.uk
  • local press, in particular the Widnes News and Runcorn World
  • school vacancy bulletin available on request.

Recruitment:
Through the job advertisement routes identified above.

Induction and support:
Halton (a unitary authority comprising the towns of Runcorn and Widnes) provides an excellent induction and mentoring programme for all NQTs and their mentors through the year, often in collaboration with a neighbouring local authority. We ensure that you have the professional support you need to maximise your potential.
All NQTs have a named mentor to support them through their induction year.
There are local networks across two local authorities which enables you to get together with other NQTs across a large number of schools. We hold a termly NQT conference in addition to more than 12 training events a term.

Career development:
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. We organise high-quality training on a variety of topics at key points in your early career to ensure you fully develop as a professional teacher.

Local information:
Halton is a geographically central borough in north west England, less than 30 minutes from Manchester and Liverpool. Close to the M6, M56, M62, transport links are excellent, providing easy access to the nearby cities and the countryside of the Peak District, North Wales and The Lake District. Housed in The Brindley, in Runcorn, there is a local theatre, art gallery and a café culture. Shopping facilities are excellent both within the borough with a Saturday market and further afield such as The Trafford Centre and Liverpool One. Sport plays a key part of life in Halton, not least of which is support for The Widnes Vikings Rugby League team.

Isle of Man

Department of Education and Children
Peel Road
Douglas
Isle of Man IM1 5EZ
Tel: 01624 685 820
Email: admin@doe.gov.im
Website: www.gov.im/education

The Isle of Man Department of Education and Children offers a comprehensive induction programme for NQTs which includes periodical day release and an 'introduction to the Isle of Man' half day event organised by the Department. There is continuous professional support, a generous relocation package, and for those eligible housing assistance plus a ‘Golden Hello’ arrangement.* Relocation comprises 70 per cent of the cost of removal expenses, including 70 per cent of the cost of storing the recruit’s furniture for up to 13 weeks after arrival on the Island. Staff wishing to undertake a preparatory visit to the Island prior to taking up appointment are entitled to £250 travel expenses each for the recruit and partner and £125 each for up to two dependent children. 

The Housing Assistance Scheme will provide financial assistance towards accommodation costs for staff who are appointed by the department and are relocating to the Isle of Man and who as a result are incurring higher property costs on the Island. Dependent on circumstances, up to a maximum of £500 per month payable for up to two years.

NQTs who successfully complete induction on the Island automatically have this recognised in England.

Primary vacancies are filled by teachers who have Manx worker status. Candidates who do not qualify as Manx workers require a work permit. Applicants for Secondary vacancies do not require a work permit.

*All teachers who have successfully completed their NQT induction year, and have a permanent contract in one of the Isle of Man’s five secondary schools, will receive consecutive Golden Hello lump-sum payments which amount to a total payment of £4,000 over two years.

Lancashire

The Centre for Learning Excellence
The Woodlands Centre
Southport Road
Chorley
Lancashire PR7 1QR
Contact: Kate Armstrong
Tel: 01257 516 100
Email: kate.armstrong@lancashire.gov.uk
Website: www3.lancashire.gov.uk/education/teacher_vacancies/

Schools:
24 nursery schools, 474 primary schools, 62 secondary schools, 30 special schools, 9 short stay schools and 33 academies.

Job Advertisements:

Recruitment:
All Lancashire schools are self-managed and are therefore responsible for their own recruitment and selection. Therefore, applications for advertised posts must be made on an individual basis. The weekly vacancy list appears on Lancashire County Council’s website.

Lancashire does not operate a pool system but is a partner in the Lancashire Teaching Agency (LTA). Anyone who is interested in supply teaching in Lancashire is advised to contact the LTA on 01772 200 845 (Preston) or 01524 843 347 (Lancaster), via email at Lancashire.teaching@reedglobal.com or visit www.reedglobal.com/en_GB/web/reedgb/employer/our-expertise/education/partnerships/lancashire

Induction and support:

Lancashire County Council provides an excellent induction and mentoring programme for all NQTs and a training programme for Induction Tutors. A range of induction conferences are held in the autumn term for NQTs alongside a comprehensive programme of professional development, support, advice and guidance across the year for NQTs and their Induction Tutors.

Career development:
We provide a broad range of professional development opportunities for every stage of your teaching career. Our programme can be viewed at www.lancashire.gov.uk/lpds/

Manchester

Contact: Nick Paul, Strategic Lead or Jay Sweeney, Assistant Lead
Email: teacher.recruitment@manchester.gov.uk

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
All vacancies within Manchester local authority are dealt with individually by the schools concerned and will be advertised via any or all of the sources listed above.

Induction and support:
Manchester schools and the local authority welcome and support NQTs through their induction. We typically have over 400 NQTs employed within the boundary of Manchester City Council each year.

We recognise that NQTs bring many skills and enthusiasm to their work and we want you to develop these skills in a positive environment. Our schools are encouraged to tailor induction programmes to individual need including opportunities for coaching, shadowing and networking with other NQT's. In return, we expect NQTs to provide quality teaching for Manchester’s young learners, enabling them to reach their personal, social and academic potential.

The induction process in schools is supported and monitored by the local authority who act as the appropriate body in Manchester. Please see the following website for information concerning the induction of NQTs www.teach-manchester.org (select > NQT induction support).

To apply to the NQT talent pool visit www.teach-manchester.org (select > talent pool for NQTs).

Local information:
Manchester is a great city in which to start your teaching career. As you would expect in a major city, Manchester schools are diverse and are committed to inclusion and to meeting the needs of the communities they serve and the teachers they employ. Manchester is committed to developing a self-improving school system, working with and challenging schools to rapidly raise outcomes for children and close the gap to national averages.

Manchester is a great place to live as well as work. The city has top class sporting and cultural facilities, an excellent public transport network, a great night-life and is with easy reach of some of the best countryside the UK has to offer.

Oldham

Oldham Council
Civic Centre
West Street
Oldham OL1 1UG
Tel: 0161 770 3000
Website: www.oldham.gov.uk

Recruitment:
If you are committed to high levels of pupil achievement and quality in the classroom, if you feel that children learn best from first-hand experiences and you wish to promote children’s learning through exciting activities, we would like to hear from you.

Oldham is seeking to select primary teachers for a pool from which vacancies arising in September 2015 will be filled. Secondary teachers are also required for a number of vacancies that will be available from September 2015.

You will be able to apply online at www.yourcounciljobs.co.uk to the primary pool in late January 2015 and to secondary vacancies as they are advertised.

Induction and support:
In conjunction with the three National Training Schools in Oldham, there is a full programme of training and support for all NQTs, the opportunity to work in a lively forward-looking authority, which is close to the city of Manchester and the M60 motorway network and in a stimulating environment located in the foothills of the Pennines.

Rochdale

Schools HR, Floor 4
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU
Contact: Claire Heap, Senior Schools HR Officer
Tel: 01706 925 179
Email: claire.heap@rochdale.gov.uk
Website: www.rochdale.gov.uk

Job advertisements:
www.yourcounciljobs.co.uk

Recruitment:
We operate an NQT pool and details will be advertised via www.yourcounciljobs.co.uk in January 2017. We will also be represented at relevant careers fairs where your details will be collected and entered onto our recruitment database.

Induction and support:
All NQTs receive a comprehensive induction programme and access to a full range of development programmes.

Career development:
Rochdale is committed to the continuing professional development of teachers throughout their careers. Rochdale also operates its own supply agency and accepts applications from suitably qualified individuals. The agency pays supply teachers in line with School Teachers’ National Pay and Conditions.

Local information:
Rochdale is a vibrant place to live and work and is benefiting from major investment. Rochdale is located in the foothills of the Pennines with good transport links and has cities, countryside or coast all within an hour’s drive.

Salford

Children’s Services Directorate
Schools and Learning Development
School Improvement Service
Unity House
Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
Swinton
Salford M27 5AW
Professional Matters, Victoria Ross Tel: 07766 118 312
Email: victoria.ross@salford.gov.uk
Admin Matters, Anne Tattersall Tel: 0161 604 7661
Emailanne.tattersall@salford.gov.uk
Website: www.salford.gov.uk

Schools:
Salford has 79 primary schools including primary special and primary PRU. We have 20 high schools including special schools and academies.

Recruitment:
Salford City Council welcomes applications from NQTs and schools would welcome applicants for posts which they advertise both nationally and locally.

Induction and support:
Salford is fully committed to continuing professional development for all staff throughout their careers. Primary schools are currently running induction courses for NQTs and there are a number of opportunities available for teachers, at all key stages.

Stockport

Stockport Council
Town Hall
Edward Street
Stockport SK1 3XE
Tel:
0161 474 4777
Email: hrschools@stockport.gov.uk
Website: www.stockport.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Tameside

Tameside Council
PO Box 304
Ashton-under-Lyne
Tameside OL6 0GA
Tel:
0161 342 8355
Website: www.tameside.gov.uk and www.yourcounciljobs.co.uk

Tameside Council has teamed up with the Greater Manchester authorities for a dynamic new recruitment system to improve your experience of applying for jobs. This new online system offers many benefits such as:

  • search for jobs at Tameside Council and all the Greater Manchester Authorities from one site
  • get alerts about new vacancies as and when they come up by email or text
  • register for the job bulletin.

Continue to www.yourcounciljobs.co.uk to view all current vacancies.

Trafford

Shared Services Team
Human Resources
Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
Stretford M32 0TH
Tel: 0161 912 4460
Website: www.trafford.gov.uk

Job advertisements:

Warrington

Warrington Borough Council
New Town House
Buttermarket Street
Warrington WA1 1XL
Tel: 01925 443 322
Website: www.warrington.gov.uk

The recruitment of school and teaching roles is managed by each school. All vacancies are advertised on www.warrington.gov.uk/jobs

Wirral

Children and Young People’s Department
Birkenhead Town Hall
Hamilton Square
Birkenhead
Wirral CH41 5BR
Tel: 0151 666 4010
Fax: 0151 666 3691
Email: children@wirral.gov.uk

Schools:
90 primary schools, 11 special schools, 20 secondary schools, of which 11 are academies.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Wirral is an equal opportunities employer, committed to improving opportunities for all. Applications from NQTs are positively encouraged. Wirral uses the accredited Hays Education Personnel Teacher Supply Agency. Any NQT interested in supply work may wish to contact them at the Liverpool Office on 0151 236 1616.

Induction and support:
Wirral offers an excellent induction programme.

Yorkshire/Midland

Barnsley

Tykes Teaching School Alliance
Contact:
Karen Hartshorne, Professional Development Programme Manager (Schools)
Tel: 01226 272 957 Mob: 07703 808 468
Email: k.hartshorne@ecmtrust.co.uk
Website: www.tykestsa.education/

Schools:
Eight secondary schools, two secondary academies, 52 primary schools, 26 primary academies and two special schools.

Job advertisements:

  • www.barnsley.gov.uk
  • TES, www.tes.co.uk and the Guardian
  • Barnsley Chronicle and Sheffield Star
  • School vacancy bulletin available on request.
  • Barnsley LA website.

Induction and support:
Tykes Teaching School Alliance provides an excellent six-day induction programme for all NQTs. This programme is based on six full-day training sessions. Our programmes are delivered by experienced and expert educationalists currently practicing in our local schools. We ensure that you have all the professional support, tools and techniques you need to maximise your potential. You will have an assigned tutor in school to guide you during your NQT year to enable you to meet the core professional standards. There are local networks to enable you to get together with other NQTs and we also organise an annual NQT welcome conference whereby you benefit from a series of workshops. The workshops provide you with useful tools and techniques to use in the classroom along with behaviour management techniques. The induction process for NQTs has to be quality assured by an ‘appropriate body’, which in Barnsley is Tykes Teaching School Alliance. We act as the ‘appropriate body’ for all the borough’s maintained and non-maintained schools. We are also willing to work with schools and colleges within or outside South Yorkshire.

Bradford

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (CBMDC)
Recruitment & Advertising Team
Bradford
BD1 1HX
Contact: Carolyn Bottomley-Mason, Recruitment & Advertising Team Manager
Tel: 01274 435 419/20
Email: education.advertising@bradford.gov.uk
Website: www.prospectsonline.co.uk

Schools:
Seven nursery schools, 140 primary schools, 17 secondary schools, eight special schools, 31 academies and seven free schools.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
City of Bradford MDC does not operate a pool of NQTs. Vacancies are advertised as required on our recruitment website www.prospectsonline.co.uk. Applicants can register for email alerts for their preferred key stage/subject and apply via the site.

Induction and support:
City of Bradford MDC provides an excellent induction and mentoring programme for all NQTs. You will have access to our team of advisers and advisory teachers who are available to provide advice and in-service training across the curriculum, while individual schools have their own mentor to provide on-the-job advice and support ensuring that NQTs have the professional support they need, allowing them to maximise their potential.

Local information:
Bradford is the fourth largest metropolitan district in the country. The city is within half an hour’s drive of the Dales National Park and is within easy reach of the Lake District, Peak District and North Yorkshire Moors.

Bradford has 140 parks, more than 20 golf courses and an incredible 5,800 listed buildings. Bradford’s cosmopolitan mix of restaurants and bars means that there is a wide choice of eating experiences to suit every taste bud. From sophisticated, to cheap and cheerful, there is something for all tastes and budgets.

Calderdale

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (MDC)
Human Resources
3rd Floor, Westgate House
Westgate
Halifax HX1 1PS
Contact: The Recruitment Team
Tel: 01422 288477 
Emailrecruitment@calderdale.gov.uk 
Websitewww.calderdale.gov.uk and http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/jobs-and-volunteering

Schools:
Eighteen primary academies, nine secondary academies, nine secondary academies, four secondary schools, sixty-five primary schools, three special schools and one pupil referral unit.

Job advertisements:

  • Calderdale MBC website
  • TES
  • Local press, in particular the Halifax Courier
  • Calderdale Jobs Bulletin
  • Your Council Jobs

Recruitment:
No pool system is in operation. All school posts are advertised as described above. For further information please contact the Recruitment Team.

Induction and support:
Calderdale MBC quality assures an excellent induction and mentoring programme for all NQTs where their school uses the local authority as their appropriate body. As the appropriate body Calderdale MBC will also link NQTs to the professional support needed to maximise their potential.

Career development: We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career.

Benefits:

  • discounted leisure scheme
  • tax-free bicycle scheme
  • childcare voucher provision
  • discounted bus and rail passes and Calderdale wide car share scheme
  • well-being programme including discounted private health care
  • discounted theatre tickets on selected shows at the Victoria Theatre.

Local information:
Calderdale is located almost halfway between Manchester and Leeds, at the heart of the Yorkshire Pennines. Transport links are good across the borough providing access to our busy towns and the local countryside. The borough is steeped in culture and history alongside modern shopping and leisure developments.

Derbyshire

Derbyshire County Council
County Hall
Matlock
Derbyshire DE4 3AG
Tel: 01629 533 190
Email: cayahr.enquiries@derbyshire.gov.uk
Website: www.derbyshire.gov.uk

Applications to be submitted to schools in accordance with advertisement. Posts are advertised in the local and national press. Teaching posts are also advertised at www.jobs.derbyshire.gov.uk

Doncaster

Neil Butler
Director of Succession Planning, Recruitment and Retention (Pre ITT - NQT)
Partners in Learning
Teaching School Alliance
Tel: 01302 888550
Email neil.butler@partnersinlearning.org.uk
Website: www.doncaster.gov.uk

Job advertisements:
Vacancies for teaching posts are advertised as required by schools and can be found via the Council’s website www.doncaster.gov.uk

Induction and support:
Doncaster maintains close links to local colleges and universities and offers an excellent Induction Support and Training Programme for NQTs. This is led by School Improvement Advisers who can be contacted on 01302 888550 or by email at neil.butler@partnersinlearning.org.uk

Career development:
Our commitment to your professional development is unrivalled. We’ll help you to identify your career path and support the development of your classroom management skills, at induction and beyond with the Doncaster Professional Learning Framework.

Local information:
A class location. Doncaster offers a fantastic quality of life, competitively-priced housing, as well as enjoying unrivalled communication links with the rest of the country. What’s more, from a work perspective you’ll be able to experience a wide range of education environments, from inner city to rural. We wish you the very best of luck with your final year teaching studies, if you’ve not yet qualified, and hope that you are fortunate enough to secure a suitable post in a Doncaster school.


East Riding of Yorkshire

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
Beverley
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU17 9BA
Tel: 01482 887 700
Website: www.eastriding.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Kingston upon Hull

HR School Services Team
Endeavour High School
St Hilda Street
Hull
HU3 1UR
Tel: 01482 615 333
Email: sharon.herrick@hullcc.gov.uk, sophie.scott@hullcc.gov.uk or tina.weedon@hullcc.gov.uk
Website: www.hullcc.gov.uk

When you consider your first teaching role you want to know that your commitment, energy and passion for the job will be recognised and valued. And you want to work in an area that will invest in your development, provide excellent support and nurture your growth as a teaching professional. Consider Hull.

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Kirklees

Contact: Dionne Heaven
Kirklees Learning Partner – NQT Induction
Tel: 01484 221 000
Email: dionne.heaven@kirklees.gov.uk
Website: www.kirklees.gov.uk

Schools:
181 schools comprising of infant schools, junior schools, through primary schools, secondary schools, through schools, special schools and two middle schools.

Job advertisements:

  • www.kirklees.gov.uk
  • TES, www.tes.co.uk and the Guardian
  • local press, in particular the Huddersfield Examiner, Batley News, Dewsbury Reporter and Spen Valley News
  • school vacancy bulletin.

Recruitment:
Kirklees does not operate a pool of NQTs.

Induction and support:
Kirklees authority provides an excellent induction and mentoring programme for all NQTs. We ensure that you have the professional support you need to maximise your potential. There are local networks to enable you to get together with other NQTs and we organise an annual NQT conference.

Career development:
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. We organise high-quality training on a variety of topics at the professional development centre.

Local information:
Kirklees is a vibrant and culturally diverse authority with access to a university, cultural activities and venues.

Leeds

Leeds Council
Portland Crescent
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS1 1UR
Tel: 0113 395 0550
Website: www.leeds.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire County Council
County Offices
Newland
Lincoln
LN1 1YQ

Schools:
Lincolnshire is a large diverse county with more than 60 secondary, 270 primary and 20 special schools ranging from small rural schools to large city schools.

Recruitment:
Many Lincolnshire teaching posts are advertised on the recruitment website.

North East Lincolnshire

Human Resources Section Civic Offices
Knoll Street
Cleethorpes
DN35 8LN
Tel: 01472 313 131
Email: hrrecruitmentteam@nelincs.gov.uk
Website: www.nelincs.gov.uk

Schools:
Details of all schools can be found here.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Some posts are advertised on the local authority website and some schools undertake their own recruitment.

Induction and support:
The induction programme for NQTs and the CPD programme for teachers, is run centrally by SERCO Education North East Lincolnshire. The induction programme is co-designed by NQTs so that it meets your needs. Some of the schools run their own induction programmes.

Local information:
North East Lincolnshire is a small but diverse area on the east coast where the Humber Estuary meets the North Sea. The towns of Grimsby and Cleethorpes form the larger centres of population, with the major container port of Immingham to the north. In contrast, rural communities extend into the attractive Lincolnshire Wolds. It’s less than three hours to London by rail and is only a few minutes’ drive to Humberside Airport. The famous Humber Bridge enables you to reach the ferry port of Hull in less than an hour.

North Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire Council
HR Business Partner-Schools
The HR-People Directorate
Civic Centre
Ashby Road
Scunthorpe DN16 1AB
Tel:
01724 296 296
Website: www.northlincs.gov.uk
www.northlincs.gov.uk/jobs-business-regen/latest-jobs/jobs-directory/

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
If you are looking to work in a friendly, progressive environment, for a local authority which values its commitment to support development and teamwork in the drive to raise standards, we would like to hear from you.

All posts are advertised in our regular Vacancy Bulletin which can be mailed or emailed to you free of charge. Vacancies can also be found on the second website address shown above, along with a downloadable application form.

Although we do not operate a supply teacher register we are able to provide details of recruitment agencies operating locally within North Lincolnshire who provide schools with details of teachers who are available to cover short-term absences. For further details please contact us at the above address and phone number or contact Sue Dobson, HR Business Partner-Schools on 01724 298 500 or email susan.dobson@northlincs.gov.uk

Induction and support:
As the designated appropriate body, we not only undertake the statutory requirements regarding the NQT induction phase, but also offer a comprehensive support programme that includes a range of professional development opportunities, including workshops and conferences.

Nottingham City

Nottingham City Council
Loxley House
Station Street
Nottingham
NG2 3NG
Tel: 0300 303 0222
Email: escservicedesk@emss.org.uk
Website: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Nottinghamshire

Children, Families and Cultural Services
County Hall
West Bridgford
Nottingham NG2 7QP

Job advertisements:
www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/jobs

Recruitment:
We want the best and most committed teachers and we know that you can choose where you work. We hope that a lively, cosmopolitan city offering a range of cultural events to interest all tastes, a vibrant nightlife and fantastic shopping will tempt you to consider Nottinghamshire as the place to start your career. With some of the most affordable housing in England, a real choice of schools and an excellent induction package to support you through your first years, we are confident that you will find a fulfilling lifestyle here.

We don’t operate a pool. Our vacancies are advertised on our website at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/jobs. Many posts are also advertised in relevant publications.

Applications for posts should be made to the school with the vacancy, unless otherwise stated.

Rotherham

Human Resources Department Rotherham
Metropolitan Borough Council
Riverside House
Rotherham S60 1AE
Contact: Paul Fitzpatrick, HR Manager, Children and Young People’s Services
Tel: 01709 823 786
Email: paul.fitzpatrick@rotherham.gov.uk
Website: www.rotherham.gov.uk

Schools:
94 primary schools, 16 secondary schools, six special schools and three nurseries.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Rotherham does not currently operate an NQT pool. Schools advertise vacancies, including NQT vacancies, individually via the media listed above.

Induction and support:
Rotherham School Improvement Service works in conjunction with external partners including Teaching School Alliances to offer high quality induction programmes for all NQTs in primary, secondary and special schools.  As part of professional development programmes, NQTs are encouraged to network with peers and make ‘best-practice’ visits to further develop high quality, effective classroom practice.  In addition to central training, all schools offer NQTs access to mentoring and in-house professional development opportunities in line with statutory guidance supporting the NQT Induction year.

Career development:
Rotherham School Improvement Service, in partnership with a number of external partners, offers coherent programmes of professional learning and development, progressing from NQT development programmes to Executive Headship.  Through its links with Sheffield Hallam University and other local higher education institutions, professional learning and development programmes may be accredited at masters level.

Local information:
Rotherham is an increasingly prosperous town, with investment including the Advanced Manufacturing Park which is home to both world-class research and manufacturing organisations, and smaller, emerging companies developing next generation technology. The Rotherham population has an exciting mix of people, cultures and communities and the quality of life is good. The cost of living is significantly less than the UK average. Approximately 70% of our region is rural, but offers a proximity to the amenities of Rotherham town centre as well as those of neighbouring Sheffield, including the Meadowhall Retail Complex.

Sheffield


Recruitment:
There are at least 60,000 good reasons why you should join us in Sheffield; shaping, guiding and educating our children to take their place in the world. Sheffield is clean, green and safe, with two successful universities and some of the fastest improving schools in the country, along with leisure activities to suit a range of tastes.

Sheffield will no longer be operating a newly qualified teacher pool as in previous years.

You can apply directly to schools for specific posts, these are advertised in our weekly Teacher Vacancy List, accessible via our website www.sheffield.gov.uk. Our website offers the facility to make an application online and will provide further information about our jobs and working in Sheffield.

Induction and support:
The Sheffield Teaching Schools Alliance will support you to successfully complete your NQT induction period and acquire QTS. You will receive information outlining details about induction, support, roles, responsibilities and local authority structure. You can attend conferences, networking events, development opportunities linked with Sheffield’s universities leading to certificates, diplomas and higher degrees.

Career development:
You can expect a high level of support and development from your school and the Teaching Schools Alliance. You will benefit from a range of training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities that underpins Sheffield’s commitment to promote/provide:

  • a framework for CPD for all school-based staff throughout their careers
  • high-quality teaching and learning through recognised and accredited professional development
  • Sheffield as a place to live and learn.

Please contact www.sheffieldtsa.org/

Wakefield

NQT Co-ordinator
Chesney’s Centre
Regent Street
Featherstone
WF7 5EW
Tel: 01977 721 506
Email: nqt@wakefield.gov.uk
Website: www.wakefield.gov.uk/residents/jobs-and-learning/jobs-and-careers

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
All vacancies are advertised on our website www.wakefield.gov.uk/residents/jobs-and-learning/jobs-and-careers. Our online recruitment service is aimed at anyone who wants fast, easy access to information on current vacancies within the Council and who wants to save time when applying for a job. You can register to receive vacancy details by email and there is an easy to use search facility to help find the job that’s just right for you. All adverts link to detailed job descriptions and person specifications, as well as our online application form.

In addition, vacancies are also advertised in the press including the TES, Wakefield Express Series and other local press.

If you are an NQT, looking for your first teaching position, register now to receive teaching vacancies within the Wakefield District at www.wakefield.gov.uk/residents/jobs-and-learning/jobs-and-careers

Induction and support:
Wakefield is an excellent choice for NQT induction. We are one of very few authorities that continue to offer a full core and complementary training programme for NQTs during their induction year. The Wakefield induction programme offers:

  • a termly CPD programme
  • termly training opportunity with NQT tutor/mentors
  • end of year conference
  • termly welcome meetings
  • comprehensive handbooks for NQTs, head teachers and induction tutor/mentors

Please visit WRPITT for details of our outstanding Wakefield Regional Partnership for Initial Teacher Training Programme.

Midlands

Birmingham

Birmingham NQT Pool
PO Box 16461
Birmingham B2 2DB
Contact:
Kevin Tetley
Tel:
0121 303 2369
Email: nqt@birmingham.gov.uk
Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/workinginschools
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bhamnqts
Twitter: @bhamschooljobs

Recruitment:
Birmingham operates a pool of NQTs to which primary, secondary and special school heads will have access. The pool opens to applicants on Friday 8 January 2016. Apply online at www.birmingham.gov.uk/nqts. Full details will be posted on our Facebook page, Twitter and website starting mid-December.

Induction and support:
Birmingham provides an excellent induction and mentoring programme for all NQTs. We ensure that you have the professional support you need to maximise your potential.

Career development:
With more than a million people, over 400 schools and 180,000 pupils, Birmingham is the largest urban local authority in the UK. Birmingham offers teachers multiple career paths, such as accelerated leadership and management, specialist curriculum or pastoral roles. Career progression and professional development for teachers is priority. There are 19 teaching schools, providing teachers with collaborative development opportunities, identifying talent and offering many opportunities for support and progression.

Local information:
Birmingham is the largest metropolitan borough, providing a wealth of employment and other opportunities for teachers. Birmingham offers some great lifestyle choices, such as affordable housing, theatres, museums, lively nightlife, restaurants, bars and lots of culture.

Birmingham is a city that has been regenerated and rejuvenated in recent years, transforming itself into a modern and progressive city, whilst retaining all of its important historical and cultural characteristics.

The city has some of the best venues in the country, offering a wide variety of entertainment to suit all tastes. The redeveloped Bullring Shopping Centre alongside Brindley Place, the Mailbox and Millennium Point, have created a vibrant, modern and cosmopolitan city centre that gives London a run for its money.

Birmingham’s central location makes it a major transport hub for both motorways and rail networks. These excellent transport links make Birmingham an easy commute from surrounding areas and give quick access to any part of the country.

Come and be part of our ambitious city school improvement agenda, which will see our schools going from strength to strength. We want the best teachers to work in our schools and to be part of our children’s future.

Coventry

Coventry Teachers Recruitment
Human Resources Recruitment Services
Upper Studio
Civic Centre 2
Earl Street
Coventry CV1 5RR
Tel: 02476 832 121
Email: jobs@coventry.gov.uk
Website: www.wmjobs.co.uk/our-employers/coventry-city-council/

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Dudley

Contact: Pauline Dean, HR Officer or Jo Moules, Secondary Consultant, Lead Primary Advisor for Schools
Tel: 01384 816 976 or 01384 813 701
Email: pauline.dean@dudley.gov.uk or jo.moules@dudley.gov.uk
Website: www.dudley.gov.uk

Children’s Services, within the People Directorate of Dudley Council, has lead responsibility for services to children and young people. The directorate is focused on improving the outcomes for all children and young people in Dudley. Our work is based on the framework within the Children’s Act 2004 and Every Child Matters – Change for Children incorporating the five key outcomes; staying safe, being healthy, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieve economic wellbeing.
We have 105 schools: 78 Primary, 39 of which include a Nursery Unit (7 Primary Academy); 20 Secondary (of which 10 are Secondary Academy Schools) and 7 Special Schools.

In addition, there are 2 Pupil Referral Units (PRU's) and 1 Nursery School.



Job advertisements:

Education Central also operates a pool of both primary and secondary NQTs. The primary pool is open to applicants from 2 November 2015 to 5 February 2016 via Education Central’s website www.education-central.org.uk. This is a well-established primary NQT pool and primary heads will have access to the successful NQTs in March 2016.

Induction and support:
Dudley acts as an appropriate body for NQT induction and offers an excellent programme of support and professional development opportunities for NQTs undertaking their induction year:

Primary/Secondary – Welcome and NQT Launch meeting inc. Behaviour Management sessions
Primary/Secondary - Safeguarding – one half day
Training for Early Years – three half days
Primary - Literacy Training – two half day sessions
Primary - Numeracy Training – two half day sessions
Primary – Science Enquiry – one half day session
Primary/Secondary – Anti Bullying Session – one half day
Primary/Secondary – Network meetings – twilight sessions as requested by the NQTs

There are also opportunities, at an extra cost, to be part of the NQT Leadership Programme, an accredited training package from Edge Hill University.

Induction tutors in school can attend briefing and refresher courses on their and the schools roles and responsibilities.

On registration all NQTs are provided with a named person who is available to provide individual advice and support throughout the induction period. The named person is there to offer professional support to the NQT and acts as a contact point with which concerns may be raised.

Dudley has responsibility for the quality assurance of the induction arrangements and works closely with schools to ensure that effective induction is in place in accordance with DFE regulations. Regular network meetings are arranged with school induction tutors in order to support this process.

Local information:
Not just any borough, this is Dudley borough. Once at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, Dudley Borough consists of four main towns: Brierley Hill, Dudley, Halesowen and Stourbridge. Each has a wealth of heritage, from Stourbridge’s Glass Quarter to Dudley’s 12th Century castle, from Halesowen’s historic Leasowes Park to Brierley Hill’s modern retail delights. The towns contribute their own different qualities to the borough making it a special and fascinating place. You can also expect to be surprised by the magnificent landscaped parklands and the seemingly endless canal networks. Dudley Borough is a great place for family fun, days out, weekend breaks and it is a wonderful place to get out and explore the great outdoors.

If you’re new to the area then you’ll be impressed with what we have to offer, take a look here.

Herefordshire

Herefordshire Public Services
Hoople Human Resources for Herefordshire Council
Children’s Wellbeing Directorate
Plough Lane
Hereford HR4 0LE
Tel: 01432 260 935
Email: hrbusinesspartnering@hoopleltd.co.uk
Website: www.herefordshire.gov.uk

Schools:
103 schools, including academies.

Job advertisements:
Academies and schools advertise their own vacancies and all teaching vacancies in the county appear on the Council’s website www.herefordshire.gov.uk

Induction and support:
Herefordshire offers a wide range of teaching experience with large and small secondary and primary schools/academies in both urban and rural settings. There is a strong partnership between the local authority and schools that support NQTs. Herefordshire – a great place to teach, learn and live!

Leicester City

Leicester City Council
Education and Children’s Services Department
City Hall
115 Charles Street
4th Floor Halford Wing
Leicester LE1 1FZ

Schools:
87 primaries and 16 secondaries.

Job advertisements:
Teaching posts in Leicester are advertised by schools through the City Council’s Job Shop which can be accessed at www.leicester.gov.uk. Enquiries about individual posts can be addressed through the Job Shop or individual schools.

Recruitment:
Leicester welcomes NQTs who want to make a difference, through raising standards of educational achievement and contributing to the life of the communities in which they work. In return we offer:

  • a challenging and rewarding career
  • experience in a diverse environment
  • help and support in achieving your potential
  • comprehensive training and CPD programmes
  • an attractive remuneration package.

Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council
County Hall
Glenfield
Leicestershire LE3 8RA
Tel: 0300 303 0222
Email: escservicedesk@emss.org.uk
Website: www.leics.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Rutland

Rutland County Council
Catmose
Oakham
Rutland LE15 6HP
Tel: 01572 722 577
Website: www.rutland.gov.uk

Please refer to the Jobs and Careers section of our website.

Sandwell

SIPS Education Ltd
Guardian House
West Bromwich
B70 8GS
Contact: Kim Whiting – NQT Adviser
School Workforce Development
Tel: 0121 296 3000
Email: kim.whiting@sipeducation.co.uk
Website: www.sandwell.gov.uk

Schools:
Ninety-eight primary schools/academies, 18 secondary schools/academies and five special schools.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Sandwell in partnership with other black country local authorities operates a Primary NQT Pool. The pool is open to applicants from 1 November 2016. Apply online at www.education-central.org.uk. The closing date for applications is 3 February 2017. Pool interviews take place on 1 and 2 March 2017.

Induction and support:
Sandwell local authority aims to support you in your new teaching post, ensuring that induction requirements are met. Throughout the induction period we will seek to reinforce and encourage the development of your understanding of the tasks and responsibilities associated with your new role. You will have an assigned tutor to guide you during your NQT year.

There are three networks for primary NQTs to enable you to get together with other NQTs. These are supported by our advisor support team, a comprehensive training programme and two annual NQT conferences to support your development. You will be provided with a detailed handbook for your induction year.

Career development:
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. We organise high-quality training, including leadership development, subject specific support, etc.

Local information:
Sandwell – A Great Place to Teach, Learn and Live – Sandwell is a large, multicultural metropolitan borough which lies at the heart of the West Midlands.

We are committed to making Sandwell a place where people have high expectations and achieve excellent standards, harnessing the advances of new technologies. The opportunities we provide will be high-quality and aspire to world-class standards.

Shropshire

Shropshire Council
Shirehall
Shrewsbury
Shropshire SY2 6ND
Tel: 0345 678 9000
Email: hrcontact@shropshire.gov.uk
Website: www.shropshire.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Solihull

Solihull Council
Council House
Manor Square
Solihull
West Midlands B91 9GB
Tel: 0121 704 6000
Website: www.solihull.gov.uk

Job vacancies are advertised at www.wmjobs.co.uk

Staffordshire

Staffordshire County Council
Resourcing Team
Shared Services
Wedgwood Building
2 Staffordshire Place
Stafford ST16 2DH
Contact: Resourcing Team
Tel: 01785 276 113
Email: jobs@staffordshire.gov.uk
Website: www.staffordshire.gov.uk

Schools:
269 primary schools, 45 secondary schools, 23 special schools administered by the authority and 53 academies.

Job advertisements:

  • www.staffordshire.gov.uk
  • www.wmjobs.co.uk vacancies are advertised on our regional portal, which is updated on a daily basis, providing details of vacancies across the county
  • schools sometimes advertise in local newspapers and the national educational press.

Recruitment:
In order to be considered for a role in Staffordshire you should apply for vacancies as advertised by individual schools. Details of the application process are stated within each advert, a full application form is required for all roles.

Induction and support:
All NQTs joining a maintained Staffordshire school will be registered for NQT induction.

Career development:
Opportunities are available to access continuing professional development throughout your career including a comprehensive training programme delivered by dedicated professionals. The programme provides a wide range of development activities to support your needs as a new teacher.

Benefits:
In addition to the above, our range of benefits include:

  • childcare voucher scheme
  • benefits to support well-being
  • car lease scheme
  • support/networking groups.

Local information:
Staffordshire is a large county with a long history and one of many contrasts, from beautiful countryside to lively town life. Being situated right in the heart of the UK, Staffordshire has superb road and rail connections with all parts of the country; offers affordable housing in an attractive area; has positive, progressive education provision; excellent shopping and a range of leisure facilities.

Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Civic Centre
Glebe Street
Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH
Tel: 01782 238 189
Email: recruitment@stoke.gov.uk
Website: www.stoke.gov.uk

Recruitment:
Schools in Stoke-on-Trent administer their own recruitment. To find a list of schools in Stoke-on-Trent, including website addresses, please visit www.stoke.gov.uk

There is no pool system, so applications are required for specific posts as advertised. Permanent and temporary vacancies are advertised and can be found on the Council website, WM Jobs www.wmjobs.co.uk and also some secondary posts are also advertised in the TES. Stoke-on-Trent is a diverse, forward looking and thinking unitary authority committed to raising the aspirations and achievements of its pupils, teachers and the wider multicultural community.

Local information:
The city is centrally located in the West Midlands within easy reach of some outstanding countryside and is undergoing heavy regeneration and major improvements to its infrastructure which will further improve its transport links to surrounding nearby cities Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Derby and Wolverhampton.

Telford & Wrekin

Telford & Wrekin Council
Addenbrooke House
Telford TF3 4NT
Tel: 01952 383 601
Website: www.wmjobs.co.uk/

Application forms and job descriptions are available to download within the advert details for each post advertised. School based applications should be forwarded directly to the school.

Walsall

Children's Workforce Development
Walsall Council
Education Development Centre
Pelsall Lane
Rushall
Walsall WS4 1NG
Tel: 01922 650 715
Fax: 01922 652 804
Email: childrensworkforcedevelopment@walsall.gov.uk

Schools:
Seven special schools, eight nursery schools, 71 (plus 15 academies) primary schools and four (plus 14 academies) secondary schools.

Job advertisements:

  • www.walsall.gov.uk/jobshop for up-to-date information on vacancies visit our website in the first instance
  • www.wmjobs.co.uk vacancies are advertised on our regional portal, which is updated on a daily basis, providing details of vacancies across Walsall
  • schools also advertise in local newspapers and the national educational press.

Recruitment:
Your teaching skills and qualifications have been hard won so it is worth finding the best environment to develop, Walsall is just the place. Innovative and ambitious we believe that all children and young people in Walsall have the right to be safe, happy & learning well. Central to this vision is our commitment to the development of the schools’ workforce through recruiting high-quality NQTs.

Induction support:
If you do join us you’ll discover that we have an excellent local authority programme of support for teachers throughout the induction period and beyond, with a firm commitment to ongoing professional development.

We offer:

  • an exceptional NQT Portfolio
  • a distinct training programme delivering tailored sessions at a range of venues to cater for specific need for all school phases
  • an extensive opportunity for networking, sharing good practice and centralised learning and development.

Career development:
We provide opportunities to access continuing professional development throughout your teaching career - training programme delivered by dedicated professionals, share expertise from across the Local Authority, Teaching Schools as well maintained schools. We offer a wide range of development activities on a variety of topics to support your needs as a new teacher.

Local Information:
Walsall, placed in the heart of the country, has excellent access to the rest of the UK. It’s only a short distance to major motorways with the M6, M5, M42 and Birmingham northern relief road all close by.

Walsall is one of seven metropolitan boroughs located in the West Midlands. It lies 11 miles north of Birmingham and six miles east of Wolverhampton. The Borough extends across 40 square miles and in addition to Walsall includes a number of other smaller towns and villages. Some areas are densely populated, however over a third of the borough is open park and farmland.

Warwickshire

Warwickshire County Council
Recruitment Team
Shire Hall
Market Place
Warwick CV34 4RL
Tel: 0845 155 0981
Website: www.warwickshire.gov.uk

Please go here for details of education jobs within Warwickshire County Council and its schools. The WM jobs website can be further filtered for particular teaching roles you may be seeking in academies as well as maintained schools within Warwickshire.

Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton City Council
Civic Centre
St. Peter’s Square
Wolverhampton WV1 1SH
Email: sds@wolverhampton.gov.uk
Website: www.wolverhampton.gov.uk and www.education-central.org.uk/nqt

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Worcestershire

Children’s Services Human Resources
PO Box 73
Worcester WR5 2YA
Tel: 01905 766 188
Email: dcook@worcestershire.gov.uk
Website: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/cms/

Schools:
Local authority maintained: One nursery, 150 first/primary, 13 middle, five secondary, five special and three PRUs.

Academies and free schools: 26 first/primary, 7 middle, 24 secondary, four special schools, three PRUs/alternative provision and one through school.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Worcestershire does not run a pool system, our schools conduct their own recruitment. They welcome NQT applications direct as vacancies arise, which allows NQTs to better consider which posts to apply to. In most cases, schools are happy to arrange a visit. Posts are advertised on the websites above and you are able to register for email updates and alerts. Online applications forms can be accessed through the websites. The majority of academies in Worcester also advertise on these websites.

Induction and support:
We typically recruit around 250 NQTs to our schools and academies each September. All schools and academies continue to follow the formal induction process and provide quality support to NQTs with either through the County's NQT programme or through one of our Teaching Schools. All NQTs are assigned a mentor within school to support them during their NQT year and the Appropriate Body provides overall support and guidance to both the mentors and NQTs. NQTs are encouraged and given opportunities to network with other NQTs.

Career development:
Throughout your career, we provide opportunities for professional development, including high-quality training, supporting in-school activities and opportunities for involvement in working parties across schools. Worcestershire – a great place to live and work.

Wales

Blaenau Gwent

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
Municipal Offices
Civic Centre
Ebbw Vale
Blaenau Gwent NP23 6XB
Tel: 01495 311 556
Website: www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Bridgend

Bridgend Council
Human Resources
Ravens Court
Brewery Lane
Bridgend
CF31 4AP
Contact: The Recruitment Team
Tel: 01656 643 205
Email: recruitment@bridgend.gov.uk
Website: www.bridgend.gov.uk

Schools:
50 primary schools, nine secondary schools and two special schools.

Job advertisements:

  • Bridgend website
  • www.eteach.com
  • TES, www.tes.co.uk
  • Welsh medium posts – Golwg
  • Western Mail
  • school vacancy bulletin available on request.

Induction and support:
Bridgend provides an excellent induction and mentoring programme for all NQTs. We ensure that you have the professional support you need to maximise your potential. You will have an assigned tutor to guide you during your NQT year. There are local networks to enable you to get together with other NQTs and we organise an annual NQT conference.

Career development:
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. We organise high-quality training on a variety of topics.

Local information:
Bridgend is a mix of coastal, urban and rural communities and located along the M4 corridor. There are over 22,000 pupils in Bridgend county borough schools and we are committed to allowing each and every one to thrive and make the best of their talent, live healthy and safe lives and become confident and caring individuals.

Caerphilly

Caerphilly Council
Penallta House
Tredomen Park
Ystrad Mynach
Hengoed
Caerphilly CF82 7PG
Contact:
Recruitment Team
Tel: 01443 864 422
Website: www.caerphilly.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Cardiff

Cardiff Council
County Hall
Atlantic Wharf
Cardiff CF10 4UW
Tel: 029 2087 2087 (English) / 029 2087 2088 (Cymraeg)
Website: www.cardiff.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Carmarthenshire

People Management
Building 14
St David’s Park
Job’s Well Road
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31 3HB
Tel: 01267 246 092
Fax: 01267 246 134
Website: www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk

Job advertisements:

  • teaching vacancies are advertised in the Western Mail and/or the TES and/or on e-teach
  • Welsh medium posts may be advertised in Golwg
  • all vacancies can be found on the council’s website
  • for supply work, candidates should apply to the schools directly.

Ceredigion

Human Resources
Canolfan Rheidol
Rhodfa Padarn
Llanbadarn Fawr SY23 3UE
Tel: 01970 633 684
Email: humanresources@ceredigion.gov.uk or adnoddaudynol@ceredigion.gov.uk
Website: www.ceredigion.gov.uk

Schools:
41 primary schools, four secondary schools, one 3-16 school and two 3-19 school.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
All teaching vacancies are advertised on the Ceredigion County Council website where you may also make an online application through the medium of either English or Welsh. Please contact the Human Resources section at the above address for further details.

Induction and support:
Ceredigion County Council provides an excellent induction and mentoring programme for all NQTs. We ensure that you have the professional support you need to maximise your potential.

Career development:
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. We organise high-quality training on a variety of topics at the professional education centre.

Local information:
Ceredigion is truly an inspirational part of Wales, offering an enviable mix of breathtaking scenery, dramatic coastline and vibrant communities of seaside, market and University towns. We hope you’ll be equally inspired to join us, Learning Services, in serving the growing population of Ceredigion and fulfilling our mission to provide and promote knowledge, skills, competencies, experiences, qualifications and attitudes to ensure that the children, young people and adults in Ceredigion fulfil their potential as bilingual individuals and as members of their local and global communities throughout their lives.

Ceredigion is proud of its commitment to the Welsh language and culture, it boasts a number of theatres, museums and historical sites, two university colleges as well as being the home of the National Library of Wales which houses some of the greatest literary treasures of Wales and other Celtic nations. The county offers award-winning beaches, a network of spectacular walking, cycling and mountain biking routes as well as a plethora of opportunities for angling and water sports whether in Cardigan Bay or its beautiful rivers and lakes.

For further information regarding the Council’s attractions and services go to www.ceredigion.gov.uk

Conwy

Adran Bersonél
Gwasanaeth Addysg
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Conwy
Adeiladau’r Llywodraeth
Ffordd Dinerth
Bae Colwyn LL28 4UL

Personnel Section
Education Services
Conwy County Borough Council
Government Buildings
Dinerth Road
Colwyn Bay LL28 4UL
Ffôn/Tel: 01492 575 055/84/95/66
Safle We/Website: www.conwy.gov.uk

Cedwir ffeil ganolog o athrawon sy’n chwilio am swyddi. Bydd manylion y swyddi’n cael eu e-bostio i bawb sydd wedi gofyn am wybodaeth. Gellir hefyd gweld manylion swyddi ar y Bwrdd Swyddi ar wefan Conwy, www.conwy.gov.uk. Mae’r awdurdod yn cadw bas-data o athrawon llanw. Cysylltwch a’r Adran Personél ar 01492 575 055/84/95/66 am wybodaeth bellach neu am becyn cofrestru.

A central file of teachers seeking vacancies is held. Details of posts will be emailed to everyone who has asked to be informed of vacancies. Details of vacancies can also be viewed on the jobs board on the Conwy website www.conwy.gov.uk. The authority also operates a supply teacher database. Please contact the Education Personnel Section on 01492 575 055/84/95/66 for further information or for a registration pack for supply teaching.

Denbighshire

Denbighshire County Council
PO Box 62
Ruthin
LL15 9AZ
Tel: 01824 706 200
Email: hrdirect@denbighshire.gov.uk
Website: www.denbighshire.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Flintshire

Employment Services
County Hall
Mold
Flintshire CH7 6ND
Tel: 01352 752 121
Fax: 01352 754 202
Website: www.flintshire.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Gwynedd

Gwynedd Council
Council Offices
Shirehall Street
Caernarfon
Gwynedd
LL55 1SH
Tel: 01766 771 000
Website: www.gwynedd.gov.uk

Please contact the Education Department above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

Isle of Anglesey County Council
Human Resources
Llangefni
Anglesey LL77 7TW
Tel: 01248 752 504
Email: jobs@anglesey.gov.uk
Website: www.anglesey.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Merthyr Tydfil

Human Resources Department
Civic Centre
Merthyr Tydfil
CF47 8AN
Tel: 01685 724 600
Fax: 01685 721 965
Email: icsadministration@merthyr.gov.uk
Website: www.merthyr.gov.uk

Schools:
Four secondary schools, one nursery school, 23 primary schools and one special school.

Job advertisements:

Local information:
A forward-looking authority, situated on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, with good road links to Cardiff and the heads of the valleys.

Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire County Council
PO Box 106
Caldicot NP26 9AN
Tel: 01633 644 400
Email: peopleservices@monmouthshire.gov.uk
Website: www.monmouthshire.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Neath Port Talbot

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
HR Team
The Quays
Brunel Way
Baglan Energy Park
Neath SA13 1PJ
Tel: 01639 686 868/837
Email: jobs@npt.gov.uk
Website: www.npt.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Newport

Newport Council Employment Services
Newport NP20 4UR
Contact: Employment Services Helpline
Tel: 01633 656 656
Email: jobs@newport.gov.uk
Website: www.newport.gov.uk/jobs

Schools:
46 primary schools, eight secondary schools, three nurseries, one special school and three Welsh medium schools.

Job advertisements:

  • Newport website, www.newport.gov.uk/jobs
  • TES, www.tes.co.uk and the Guardian
  • local press, in particular the Western Mail
  • additionally, Welsh medium posts are advertised in Golwg and Y Cymro and posts in Catholic schools in The Catholic Teachers Gazette.

Recruitment:
Vacancies are advertised at key dates and candidates who wish to work in Newport can register for email or text alerts as vacancies arise by visiting our website. Newport secures supply staff through the All Wales Framework Agreement with its preferred supplier, New Directions tel: 029 2039 0133.

Induction and support:
Newport local authority provides an excellent induction programme for all NQTs through the Education and Achievement Service (EAS) for south east Wales. We ensure that all NQTs receive their statutory entitlement to induction through their school and support from an external mentor.

Career development:
There are local networks to enable NQTs to participate in a wide range of optional training, focused on the Welsh Government priorities of literacy, numeracy, ALN, behaviour management, reducing the impact of poverty and disadvantage on attainment and self-reflection. Further details are available from www.sewaleseas.org.uk

Benefits:
Visit www.newport.gov.uk/jobs for details on the benefit packages offered by Newport City Council.

Local information:
Visit the Newport City Council website to find out more about Newport as a place to live, visit, work and study and view our videos to find out more about schools and education in Newport.

Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire County Council
County Hall
Haverfordwest
Pembrokeshire SA61 1TP
Tel: 01437 764 551
Email: recruitment@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
Website: www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Powys

Powys Council
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 5LG
Tel: 01597 827 460
Email: jobapplications@powys.gov.uk
Website: www.powys.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Rhondda Cynon Taf

School Recruitment Team
Human Resources
Ty Elai
Dinas Isaf East
Williamstown
Tonypandy
CF40 1NY
Contact: Jonathan Davey
Tel: 01443 444 533
Email: school.recruitment@rhondda-cynon-taff.gov.uk
Website: www.rhondda-cynon-taff.gov.uk

Schools:
16 secondary schools (3 welsh medium), 1 middle school (welsh medium), 92 primary schools (13 welsh medium and 3 dual language), 4 SEN provision schools, 6 infants schools and five junior schools.

Job advertisements:

RCT is part of the Central South Consortium (CSC) and all Newly Qualified Teachers are supported through the ASPIRE training programme which delivered through CSC.

Induction and support:
Through its partnership with the Central South Consortium www.cscjes.org.uk, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council provides an excellent induction and mentoring programme for all NQTs. We ensure that you have the professional support you need to maximise your potential.

Career development:
Together with the Central South Consortium, we provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. We organise high-quality training on a variety of topics.

Local information:
Rhondda Cynon Taf lies to the north of Cardiff, at the heart of South Wales, bound by the Brecon Beacons and the M4 motorway. Rhondda Cynon Taf is the second largest local authority in Wales covering 424 square kilometres and with a population of more than 230,000.

Swansea

City and County of Swansea
HR Education Schools Team
Guildhall
Swansea SA1 4PE
Contact: Lynette Davies/Helen Collins
Tel: 01792 636 000
Email: lynette.davies@swansea.gov.uk helen.collins@swansea.gov.uk
Website: www.swansea.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Torfaen

Torfaen County Borough Council
The Recruitment Team
Floor 4 Civic Centre
Pontypool
Torfaen NP4 6YB
Tel: 01495 742 308
Email: recruitment@torfaen.gov.uk
Website: www.torfaen.gov.uk

Please contact our website www.torfaen.gov.uk for all our job vacancies.

Vale of Glamorgan

Vale of Glamorgan Council
Civic Offices
Holton Road
Barry
CF63 4RU
Tel: 01446 700 111
Email: contactonevale@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk
Website: www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

Schools:
The Vale has a number of Nursery, Infant, Junior, Primary, Secondary Schools and a 3-19 School, including Welsh-medium Schools and a Special School.

Six of these are Welsh-medium primary schools. Nursery provision is also available at our 36 units attached to infant and primary schools, one is a 3-19 Welsh-medium school and there are also 15 Special Educational Needs units attached to mainstream schools.

Job advertisements:

Induction and support:
Vale of Glamorgan, in partnership with the Central South Consortium (CSC), provides an excellent induction and mentoring programme for all NQTs. We ensure that you have the professional support you need to maximise your potential. You will have an assigned school based mentor and external mentor to guide you during your NQT year. There are local networks to enable you to get together with other NQTs and the opportunity to follow an Aspire training programme.

Career development:
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. We organise high-quality training on a variety of topics at the professional development centre.

Local information:
Home to the most southerly point in Wales, the Vale of Glamorgan is perfect for those who love the outdoor life and discovering towns and villages packed full of traditional charm and character. We are only a few miles from Cardiff and have good transport links to enjoy our stunning countryside and coastline.

Wrexham

Wrexham County Borough Council
The Guildhall
Wrexham LL11 1AY
Tel:
01978 292 000
Website: www.wrexham.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Eastern

Bedford Borough

Borough Hall
Cauldwell Street
Bedford MK42 9AP
Tel: 01234 267 422
Website: www.bedford.gov.uk

Schools:
There are 79 schools across all phases.

Job advertisements:

  • many teaching posts are advertised on our website
  • TES and the local press, such as Bedfordshire on Sunday and the Bedford Times and Citizen.

Recruitment:
Schools are responsible for their own recruitment and selection. Follow this link to the NQT page.

Induction and support:
NQTs can expect a structured induction provided by the school and borough, including conferences and workshops, designed to support transition from initial teacher training.

Buckinghamshire

Workforce Development Team
Buckinghamshire Learning Trust
1st Floor
King George V House
King George V Road
Amersham
Buckingham HP6 5AW
Email: nqt@learningtrust.net
Website: www.learningtrust.net

Recruitment:
It couldn’t be easier to apply to the NQT Brokerage Scheme, you only have to do it once and we will ensure that your application goes to every school with a relevant position. Full details can be found on our website www.nqt.learningtrust.net.

Induction and support:
The NQT induction programme provides a bridge from initial training to support NQTs establishing themselves as teachers in Buckinghamshire schools. It provides structured support and guidance to help NQTs to develop as confident professionals. Go to www.nqt.learningtrust.net for more information on our induction programme.

Career development:
We provide a supportive, inspirational, long-term commitment to continuing personal and professional development throughout your career. We have an up-to-date and high-quality CPD programme of courses and conferences which run across the county. Email cpd.learningtrust.net for more information on training courses.

Local information:
Buckinghamshire boasts beautiful open countryside which includes the Chiltern Hills and Dorney Lake and is the home of the famous Pinewood Studios. There are good transport links across the county and to London. Our towns and villages have a range of shops, restaurants, pubs, clubs and wine bars. Our larger towns have many other entertainment facilities.

Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire County Council
Curriculum, Teaching and Leadership Team
Box No STA106
Stanton House
Stanton Way
Huntingdon
Cambridge PE29 6XL
Contact: Rachel Minett, NQT Adviser
Tel: 01223 715 313
Email: NQT@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Website: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Job advertisements:

  • vacancies can be found on Cambridgeshire’s Eteach microsite website here
  • Education Personnel Management website www.epm.co.uk
  • National and local press.

Recruitment:
In 2016 we will be running an NQT pool for NQTs who would like to work in Cambridgeshire schools. Please follow this link to find further information about how the pool works and how to apply.

Information about Cambridgeshire schools, housing, transport links and other useful information can be found at www.teachincambs.org.uk

Induction and support:
Cambridgeshire local authority recognises the importance of your induction as a newly qualified teacher. We offer comprehensive support for NQTs including an Induction Conference in September and a wide range of courses throughout the year organised by our local teaching school alliances and the local authority. We provide training for induction tutors and a detailed induction guidance handbook to support NQTs and induction tutors throughout the induction year.

Career development:
A wide range of CPD opportunities are available throughout your career, many run by our eight Teaching School Alliances, school clusters and federations. Many of our NQTs have the opportunity to become subject or key stage leaders in their second and third year of teaching.

Local information:
Cambridgeshire is an incredibly diverse county to learn and teach in. With maintained schools, free schools, federations, church schools, academies and a growing number of Teaching School Alliances, the county offers a rich range of settings for educational professionals in which to begin, develop and extend their career within teaching. Situated in the heart of East Anglia, Cambridgeshire is a county that benefits from close access to beautiful coastal retreats as well as the hustle and bustle of London, only a 45 minute train journey away. With easy access to all major motorways and bordering several counties, Cambridgeshire is easily accessible, making it a #1 choice for a range of key professionals, particularly teachers.

Benefits:
Gym membership and corporate discounts are also available.

Central Bedfordshire

Priory House
Monks Walk
Chicksands
Shefford
Bedfordshire SG17 5TQ
Tel: 0300 300 8131
Email: cbldc@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
Website: www.centralbedfordshirechildrenstrust.org.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Essex

Professional Development
EES for Schools
Seax House
Victoria Road South
Chelmsford CM1 1QH
Contact: Helen Edwards,
Schools’ Recruitment Manager
Tel: 03330 130 782
Email: recruitment@eesforschools.org
Website: www.essexschoolsjobs.co.uk

Schools:
358 primary schools, 7 secondary schools, 13 special schools and 174 academies.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
To apply, just register your details on our website at www.essexschoolsjobs.co.uk and create a profile. You can then use the profile to apply for posts advertised on the website which are suitable for NQTs. Your profile will be visible to Essex schools and academies, so they can view it when searching for suitable candidates for vacant teaching posts they wish to fill. You can also amend and add to your online application as your knowledge and experience increase.

Induction and support:
All NQTs and induction tutors are provided with a range of support materials including a comprehensive Professional Development Portfolio to guide you through the induction process and your early career development.

Career development:
Essex offers an extensive induction and professional support programme for NQTs and has a wide range of CPD courses for new and experienced teachers.

Benefits:

  • early start at certain schools
  • Help to Buy scheme.

Local information:
Essex is a county of contrasts, connections and character. The county’s 1.4 million people have access to big town life and country living. There are big events like the V Festival and Thaxted Festival. There’s great shopping, modern leisure facilities and timeless culture. Essex isn’t just easy to like, it’s easy to get to – with two main rail lines and the M25 and M11, among much else. For information about living and working in Essex, please visit www.essexschoolsjobs.co.uk

Hertfordshire

Herts for Learning SROB209
Robertson House
Six Hills Way
Stevenage SG1 2FQ
Contact: Julie Grimwade, NQT Administration Co-ordinator
Tel: 01438 844 755
Email: julie.grimwade@hertsforlearning.co.uk
Website: www.teachinherts.com and www.hertsforlearning.co.uk

Schools:
Hertfordshire is recognised as one of the leading education authorities in the country, with over 184,500 children educated in a network of 534 schools across a range of urban and rural settings. Schools include 417 primary schools, four middle schools, 80 secondary schools, 25 special schools and eight pupil referral units. Eighty-six of these schools are academies (at 1 September 2014).

In June 2015, 84.6% of schools in Hertfordshire were rated good or outstanding and 95.1% rated good and outstanding on behaviour and safeguarding. Both figures are well above the national average and that of Hertfordshire’s statistical neighbours.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Hertfordshire is one of the largest local authorities in the country with an excellent reputation for its schools. Between 700-800 NQTs are recruited each year.

Recruitment into Hertfordshire schools is managed through Teach in Herts. In addition to an informative and user friendly website www.teachinherts.com, which details all job vacancies in Hertfordshire schools and offers support with the application and interview process, the Teach in Herts service also offers advice on working in Hertfordshire and on progression throughout your career.

Induction and support:
Hertfordshire, through Herts for Learning, offers an excellent induction and training programme for all NQTs. Registered NQTs and their tutors receive a copy of the Induction Handbook and an experienced team is available for support and guidance. All NQTs have access to high-quality training and development which builds on initial teacher training.

Career development:
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. An extensive range of NQT courses are offered with an emphasis on subject specific training for secondary NQTs.

Benefits:

  • employee benefit scheme
  • fitness facilities at discounted rates
  • childcare voucher scheme
  • salary from the 1 July

Local information:
Hertfordshire is situated in the South East of England. It’s a county of contrasts, so people living here get the best of both worlds – surrounded by beautiful countryside but with good road and rail links to London and Cambridge, plus it is in close proximity to international airports including London Stansted and London Luton.

Luton

Unity House
111 Stuart Street
Luton LU1 5NP
Contact: Ashok Tailor, Teacher Recruitment & Workforce Development Manager
Tel: 01582 548 013
Email: teachers@luton.gov.uk
Website: www.luton.gov.uk

Schools:
Six nursery schools, 42 primary schools, six secondary schools, three special schools and twelve academies. Many of these schools are expanding in response to population growth.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Luton operates a pool for primary NQT posts which is open to applicants from 26 October 2015. Apply online at jobs.luton.gov.uk. The closing date for applications is 13 March 2016. There are email alerts for vacancies in secondary schools and a clearing system for applications for primary NQT posts over the summer and autumn terms.

Induction and support:
Luton provides an excellent induction and mentoring programme for all NQTs. We ensure that you have the professional support you need to maximise your potential. Our NQT training programme includes a welcome conference, monthly half-day sessions and an end-of-year conference.

Career development:
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. We organise high-quality training on a variety of topics at the professional development centre. Expanding schools offer opportunities for stepping into new roles.

Benefits:

  • some schools may offer salary from 1 July
  • employee benefits scheme
  • season ticket discounts
  • childcare vouchers.

Local information:
A unitary authority in the south of Bedfordshire, Luton is compact and rich in cultural diversity. A vibrant town with the largest one-day carnival in Europe. Luton has good road and rail links, with London half an hour away by train, the M1 running through the town and the A1(M) close by. Luton’s international airport offers cheap flights to a range of destinations in and beyond Europe. The verdant countryside of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire starts just a few minutes from the town centre. The town is embarking on an exciting period of change, with new school buildings and substantial investment in redeveloping the town centre.

Milton Keynes

Children and Families
School Improvement
Saxon Court
502 Avebury Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes MK9 3HS
Contact: Amy Morris
Tel: 01908 253 116
Email: NQT@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Schools:
Eighty-eight primary, 12 secondary, six special and 23 academies.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Milton Keynes does not operate an NQT pool.

Induction and support:
Milton Keynes is an ‘appropriate body’ for community, foundation and aided schools and academies. We provide support to schools and individual NQTs if they have difficulties. Training programmes are run by several of our schools to ensure that NQTs are well supported.

Local information:
Milton Keynes is increasingly recognised as an exciting centre for cultural and social activity, with excellent shopping, nightlife and entertainment. Within 30 minutes of Luton airport, easy access to London and the north via road and rail links.

Norfolk

Norfolk Integrated Education Advisory Services
Professional Development Centre
Woodside Road
Norwich NR7 9QL
Tel:
01603 222 901
Email: trecstrat.edu@norfolk.gov.uk
NQT recruitment Website: www.norfolk.gov.uk/teachinginnorfolk

Schools:
Norfolk has a total of 422 schools. Two all through schools, 358 primary schools, 51 secondary schools and 11 special schools, of which 96 are academies.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Both primary and secondary candidates can join our NQT register which is available to the head teacher of every subscribing school looking for an NQT, by going to www.norfolk.gov.uk/nqts

Induction and support:

  • an induction programme praised by Ofsted
  • well-established communication systems with our schools, enabling us to keep up to date with the appointment and progress of all NQTs using the online NQT Manager
  • a programme of training for NQTs and induction tutors
  • relevant advice, guidance and support, including named contacts.

Career development:
Norfolk has tried and tested pathways to further your career and leadership development, through our Secondary Leadership Academy and our Primary Talent Pool. Norfolk is a county where talent is recognised and nurtured.

Local information:
We have something for everyone. From excellent schools and colleges, to a thriving arts and cultural scene, a wide range of recreation and leisure activities to low crime rates. We also have really good road and rail links to London, plus an international airport. In addition to all of this, our reputation as a leader in the field of well-being, our first-class CPD provision and our ‘leading edge’ leadership academy which is focussed on helping you make it to the top of your profession.

Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire County Council
John Dryden House
8-10 The Lakes
Northampton
NN4 7YD
Website: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

Northamptonshire no longer operates an NQT pool. For teaching vacancies please visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk or contact the schools direct.

Peterborough, City of

Bayard Place
Broadway
Peterborough PE1 1FB
Contact: David Anderson, NQT Induction Manager
Tel: 01733 863 673
Email: david.anderson1@peterborough.gov.uk

Schools:
Forty-three primary schools, two infant schools, one junior schools, thirteen primary academies, three secondary schools, eight secondary academies, one secondary free school, four special schools and a pupil referral unit.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Informal discussion is welcomed and school visits are strongly encouraged prior to application. Applications should be sent directly to schools in response to their advertisement. Peterborough schools regard retention as the best form of recruitment – you will be well supported throughout your induction year and beyond.

Benefits:

  • well-resourced and supportive schools
  • superb teaching and learning environments
  • early start programme in July or the opportunity to visit your school pre-contract
  • NQT welcome event in July on Friday 15 July 2016
  • comprehensive guidance materials for NQTs and Induction Tutors/Mentors
  • eighty-four percent of all Peterborough schools judged good or outstanding by Ofsted
  • Peterborough LA was the most improved local authority in the country in 2014
  • local opportunity to pursue MA programme
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

Local information:
Peterborough, a unitary authority in north-west Cambridgeshire, is a great place in which to live, teach and learn. It is the second fastest growing city in the country. It has first-rate shopping and leisure facilities and there is easy access to the beautiful surrounding countryside. It boasts the most affordable housing within an hour’s commuting distance of London and the lowest travel to work index in the country. The north Norfolk coast is 50 miles away by road and London is
50 minutes away by train.

SCE Worldwide

Service Children's Education (SCE)
Headquarters SCE Upavon
Tel: 00 44 (0)1980 618 731
Email: info@sceschools.com
Website: www.sce-web.com

Shools:
SCE provides the children of Her Majesty's Armed Forces and other members of the Ministry of Defence and sponsored organisations stationed overseas, with access to a first-class education system.

SCE ceased to be an agency in April 2013 and now sits within the MOD's Directorate Children & Young People. SCE aims to mirror provision in the state education system in the United Kingdom from foundation stage through to sixth form and also to ensure that children benefit from their stay overseas.

SCE schools and foundation stage settings are located in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Falkland Islands and Brunei and are currently supporting approximately 7,000 children. SCE schools follow the English national curriculum, administer national curriculum tests and public examinations and are inspected by Her Majesty's Inspectorate (HMI). Teachers in SCE schools are UK qualified professionals especially recruited for service in SCE schools.

Each school has a School Governance Committee that represents the local service community in a manner similar to the way governors work in the UK and provides a very comprehensive programme of continuing professional development. SCE currently has three headquarters located in Germany, the UK and Cyprus and a management board leads the service under the direction of the Directorate Children and Young People. Assistant directors provide day-to-day management for the service.

Educational psychologists, social workers and a team of specialist inclusion support staff work from Pupil and Family Services centres across various locations. SCE works very closely with relevant partner organisations such as the British Forces (Germany) Health Service and the British Forces Social Work Service.

Except for very small isolated detachments, primary schools are established in all overseas commands. Secondary school provision is available for all pupils in north-west Europe and Cyprus, whether at local secondary schools on a daily basis, or in boarding schools. All secondary schools are run on comprehensive lines.

Transfer from primary to secondary school is usually at the end of Year 6 (age 11) although this will vary between garrisons.

Children with a wide range of special and/or additional educational needs are supported in SCE schools. However, SCE does not have any special schools, special units or pupil referral units and is unable to make provision overseas for the complete range of special needs. Queries about support for children with special and/or additional needs should, in the first instance, be referred to SCE/Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) which is based in the UK. Tel: 00 44 (0)1980 618 244.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
If you are interested in both gaining experience of working overseas and furthering your career in the UK education system you can do so with SCE. For further details of the latest SCE vacancies, please visit the TES Overseas, the Guardian online or www.sce-web.com

Posts with SCE (subject to the successful completion of a probationary year) are usually permanent, unless otherwise advertised and salary and conditions of service mirror, in most respects, the conditions contained in the England Pay and Conditions Document.

Benefits:
Housing and utility charges, within certain limits, are provided free of charge for the first five years of service and an additional "cost of living allowance" is payable.

The rewards of working for Service Children's Education are consequently more than just professional.

Southend-on-Sea

Website: www.southend.gov.uk/jobsinschools

Schools:
Thirty-three primary, 12 secondary and six special schools.

Job adverts:

Recruitment:
Schools in Southend administer their own recruitment. To access the online application form please visit www.southend.gov.uk/jobsinschools. It is advisable to submit your application as soon as possible. Applications are submitted to Southend schools looking to appoint an NQT. It is advisable to check the website for schools offering open days and advertising teaching posts.

Induction and support:
Southend schools offer excellent NQT induction and support for teachers. Schools offer excellent in-house training opportunities and NQTs are provided with an outstanding range of continuous professional development opportunities tailored for their first year of service.

Benefits:
Southend is a lively, thriving seaside town. With seven miles of seafront offering a wide range of water sports. There are two rail lines to London, which is less than one hour away. To find out more about the opportunities Southend has to offer, please visit here.

Suffolk

Teach Suffolk
Schools’ Choice
Suffolk County Council
Endeavour House
Ipswich IP1 2BX
Contact: Team Suffolk recruitment team
Tel: 0300 123 1420
Email: teachsuffolk@schoolschoice.org
Website: www.suffolk.gov.uk/teach

Schools:
Suffolk has 327 maintained schools and academies with 252 primary, six middle (years 5-8) and 44 secondary schools. There are also nine special schools, 14 pupil referral units and two sixth form colleges. All schools are comprehensive and coeducational. Our children have diverse needs and over 130 languages are spoken in our schools.

Job advertisements:

  • www.suffolkjobsdirect.org (updated daily)
  • TES, www.tes.co.uk
  • local press (visit our website or contact us for details)
  • register on our website for email alerts about NQT opportunities
  • follow us on Twitter @teachsuffolk

Recruitment:
Suffolk recruits around 300 NQTs each year, across all school phases. We run a pool system so that applicants can complete one online application form which is made available to all recruiting schools, saving applicants time and effort. The pool opens for applications in December 2015 and stays open until the summer. Information will be available at www.suffolk.gov.uk/teach. All completed applications are graded using your answers to five teaching focused questions. Schools can select candidates based on location preference and key stage/subject and will contact you directly to arrange interviews. NQTs are also welcome to apply directly to schools for suitable advertised roles.

Induction and career development:
We strongly value our teachers and will provide opportunities for professional development at every stage throughout your teaching career. A comprehensive programme of events is provided solely for NQTs, in partnership with our teaching schools. NQTs can also attend networking and other events alongside experienced teachers. Read the ‘My Story’ case studies on our website to find out more about teaching careers in Suffolk.

Local information:
Suffolk is in the east of England with towns including Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Felixstowe, Lowestoft, Newmarket and Sudbury and a mix of rural through to urbans settings. We have miles of coastline, nature reserves such as Minsmere and areas of outstanding national beauty. Suffolk has a growing economy with businesses including BT, Greene King and Hutchinson Ports. There is cutting edge research and development taking place across all sectors including agriculture and food technology. Visit www.visitsuffolk.com for information about the county.

Thurrock

School Improvement Team
Civic Offices
New Road Grays
Essex RM17 5TA
Contact: Sue Lamkin, Business Support Officer
Tel: 01375 652 744
Email: salamkin@thurrock.gov.uk
Website: www.thurrock.gov.uk/newly-qualified-teachers/overview

Schools:
Thirty-nine primary schools, ten secondary schools, two special schools and one pupil referral unit.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Thurrock operates a pool system for both primary and secondary NQTs. The pool is open to applicants from 1 December 2015 to 1 March 2016. Apply online at www.thurrockschooljobs.org.uk/nqt

Just one application to our pool will ensure your details are made available to head teachers in all our schools.

Induction and support:
Thurrock’s approach to your induction year is designed to be supportive and comprehensive, helping you develop your potential. Our schools work closely to share expertise and there are many opportunities for your professional development; so within a relatively small authority you will have the chance to make a real difference. Thurrock provides an excellent induction and mentoring programme for all NQTs. We ensure that you have the professional support you need to maximise your potential.

Career development:
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. We organise high-quality training on a variety of topics which take place at schools across the authority.

Local information:
Thurrock is a located at the heart of the Thames Gateway and is an ideal place to live or work. Whether you are into sports, retail or culture, Thurrock has something to offer everyone. Lakeside and Bluewater shopping centres are only minutes away. If you are hungry for more, the bright lights of London are within easy reach, only 35 minutes by train to the heart of London. The region’s great road and rail links means Stansted, City, Southend and Gatwick airports, as well as Eurostar rail links, are close at hand.

London

Barking and Dagenham

School Improvement Service
Roycraft House
5th Floor
15 Linton Road
Barking IG11 8HE
Contact: Nichola Young
Tel: 020 8227 2236
Email: teach@lbbd.gov.uk
Websites: www.lbbd.gov.uk and www.lbbd.gov.uk/jobsandcareers/schooljobs/pages/newteacher.aspx

Schools:
Six infant schools, six junior schools, 34 primary schools, two all through schools, ten secondary schools and two special schools.

Job advertisements:
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham website www.lbbd.gov.uk/residents/jobs-and-careers/school-jobs/.

Recruitment:
Barking and Dagenham operates a pool of NQTs to which primary heads have access. Go here for more information.

Induction and support:
Our induction events and ongoing support and professional development opportunities for both primary and secondary NQTs are very well received. Our pastoral care for teachers is excellent. Our children are delightful. Schools work hard to ensure they all enjoy and achieve to the highest levels.

Career development:
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. We organise high-quality training on a variety of topics led by experts in their field.

Benefits:

  • salary is on the Inner London Salary Scale although we are an Outer London Borough
  • salary from 1 July possible (dependent upon individual school’s needs).

Local information:
Barking and Dagenham has a rich culturally diverse community. We are situated nine miles to the north east of the centre of London, very close to beautiful countryside and coastal attractions, as well as having ease of access by train and air to European cities.

Barnet

Barnet with Cambridge Education
Education and Skills
North London Business Park
Oakleigh Road South
London N11 1NP
Contact for the Appropriate Body: John Paxton
Email: john.paxton@barnet.gov.uk

Schools:
There are 126 state schools in Barnet, including those maintained by the local authority, academies and free schools. We also have a sixth form college and an FE college.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Among the highest achieving local authorities in all phases, Barnet schools have some of the most successful pupils in the country, alongside a sizeable minority for whom success does not come easily. This difference in achievement can last a lifetime. Education continues to be one of our highest priorities: We intend to close that gap and help ensure that everyone in our community gets the chance to reach their full potential. We are proud of the achievements of all our schools and continue to work in partnership with them to improve standards. Head teachers are keen to recruit outstanding teachers and there is a great tradition of career development in our schools. We do not run a pool system for NQTs or supply teachers. Educational posts are advertised on the Barnet website www.barnet.gov.uk, in the local press and in the TES.

Induction and support:
There is a strong induction programme for NQTs, particularly those beginning their careers in primary schools.

Benefits:
These include Outer London weighting and easy transport links.

Local information:
Barnet, the second largest London borough by population, is situated in north west London and offers easy access to city and countryside. It is a desirable, diverse, leafy suburb with more than 200 parks and 20 traditional town centres, including a major retail location at Brent Cross.

Bexley

Civic Offices 
2 Watling Street
Bexleyheath
Kent DA6 7AT
Website: www.bexley.gov.uk

Schools: 
Bexley is a fantastic borough for your first teaching post! As an NQT, you will find that all our schools are committed to providing you with high-quality support and guidance to enable you to successfully complete your NQT induction. We have a diverse educational landscape including community schools, faith schools, academies, multi-academy trusts, academy chains, federations, a free school, sixth form partnerships and together many of these form our Bexley Teaching School’s Alliance (BTSA). There are infant, junior, primary, secondary (selective and all ability), special schools and a pupil referral unit.

Job advertisements: 
Further details on current vacancies in Bexley schools are available here.

Induction and support: 
We provide outstanding primary and secondary NQT induction programmes and support networks. The schools will help you build excellent working relationships with pupils, parents or carers, colleagues and governors.

Career development: 
We believe that continuing professional development for teachers working in Bexley schools is essential to improving the quality of education we provide to our pupils. You will be encouraged to develop your expertise by learning from colleagues and participating in courses specifically tailored to your training needs. Bexley signposts opportunities for gaining further professional qualifications, whether as a class teacher, middle leader or senior leader.

Benefits: 
If you take up your first post with Bexley you will have access to:

  • excellent NQT induction support programmes
  • Outer London weighting
  • support networks
  • Continuing Professional Development, including links with universities
  • links with early years for childcare provision
  • voluntary benefits package.

Local information: 
With the bright lights of central London and the ‘Garden of England’ both only a stone’s throw away, Bexley is able to offer all the benefits of capital, countryside, coast and the continent on its doorstep. Bexley is an Outer London borough offering the very best of town and country. Within its boundaries are award-winning parks and open spaces, historic houses and attractive waterways. We also have some of the most affordable housing in London.


Brent

Schools' HR Service
Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
Wembley HA9 0FJ
Contact: Schools HR Service
Tel: 020 8937 4000
Email: hr.schools@brent.gov.uk
Website: www.brent.gov.uk

Schools:
Brent is a wonderfully diverse borough with many beacon and high achieving schools. Four nursery schools, four special schools, two PRU’s, twelve secondary schools, 59 primary schools and three all through academies.

Job advertisements:

  • Brent Council website
  • Guardian online

Recruitment:
Brent Council operates a primary NQT pool to which primary head teachers have access. The pool is open to applicants from January 2017. Apply online at www.brent.gov.uk

Induction and support:
Brent Council provides an excellent induction and mentoring programme for all NQTs. We ensure that you have the professional support you need to maximise your potential.

Career development:
We provide an excellent induction and mentor scheme for all NQTs and:

  • a full range of support services, eg language, special needs, reading, interest-free loan for the purchase of season tickets
  • excellent opportunities for promotion
  • a commitment to inclusive education.

Additionally, Brent is an Inner London borough and therefore all teachers are paid on the Inner London Pay Scale. The minimum starting salary for September 2016 is £27,819 pa.

Local information:

  • Brent is well located with excellent road and rail links
  • 30 minutes to central London
  • London Underground, Metropolitan, Jubilee and Bakerloo
  • London Overground, Mainline trains, Chiltern and Silverlink
  • good bus network.

Bromley

Civic Centre 
Stockwell Close 
Bromley BR1 3UH 
Contact: Recruitment Team, Human Resources
Email: recruitmentteam@bromley.gov.uk 
Website: www.bromley.gov.uk

Perfectly located between London and the Kent countryside, Bromley is the ideal place to begin your teaching career. An area of contrasts with rolling green fields and wooded hills in the south east and built up areas in the north and west, it is predominantly residential with small belts of light industry, modern business premises and up-to-date shopping facilities. We value the contribution that each individual teacher makes to our commitment to maintaining the highest possible educational standards and work to ensure that both staff and pupils achieve their full potential. Please feel free to contact the Recruitment Team for any advice on finding your first job.

Camden

Camden Learning
Supporting People Directorate
Crowndale Centre
218-220 Eversholt Street
London NW1 1BD
Contact: Peter Dudley, Director of Education
Tel: 020 7974 3813
Email: peter.dudley@camden.gov.uk
Website: www.camden.gov.uk/teaching

Camden Learning is a not for profit company formed by the Camden Schools Led Partnership (CSLP).

Camden Learning aims to ensure that every child achieves the best possible educational outcomes in all areas of life through developing growth mind sets, having high aspirations and learning well both independently and with others. We believe that this can be achieved through working together in partnership to secure sustained educational improvement and innovation. Camden Learning works in close collaboration with UCL, the Crick Institute, the British Library, the British Museum and the Wellcome Trust, to name just a few, to bring the very best opportunities for learning to all our pupils and staff.

Schools:
41 primary schools, nine secondary schools, four special schools, one secondary academy, one primary academy, one secondary free school and two primary free schools, two special schools, two hospital schools and three pupil referral units.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
All teaching posts in Camden's primary, secondary schools and special schools are advertised in a range of newspapers and online sites as well as on the Camden website jobs pages.

Induction and support:
Through Camden Learning, our school led company we support primary, secondary and special NQTs with an exciting and highly-regarded central induction programmes in the first year and ongoing CPDL opportunities thereafter.

Benefits:

  • Inner London allowance included in salary
  • excellent professional development opportunities
  • interest-free season ticket (community schools)
  • discounted membership fees for Camden Leisure Centre
  • access to personal financial planning sessions
  • child care voucher scheme/bicycle purchase scheme (community schools)
  • considering introducing a rental advance deposit scheme

Local information:
Camden is a uniquely diverse and vibrant inner London borough, offering a wealth of opportunity for new teachers to develop and grow.

City of London

City of London Corporation
Guildhall
PO Box 270
London EC2P 2EJ
Tel: 020 7606 3030
Website: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Croydon

Teacher Recruitment 
Octavo Partnership
4th Floor 
Croydon Clocktower
Katharine Street
Croydon CR9 1ET
Contact: Christine Lonsdale, Teacher Recruitment & Retention Manager 
Tel: 07920 657 797 
Email: teacher.recruitment@octavopartnership.org 
Website: www.octavopartnership.org/career

Schools: 
Croydon has in excess of 80 primary schools, comprising infant, junior and combined schools, ranging in size and phase. We have the only Greek Orthodox School in the country. We have dedicated nursery schools, as well as nursery classes attached to primary schools. Our secondary schools are equally varied, offering a wide choice of specialisms, with opportunities to teach sixth form in the majority of them. There are also three sixth form colleges. We have six special schools that work closely with their mainstream counterparts to promote inclusive education and six pupil referral units.

Recruitment: 
On behalf of Croydon schools, Octavo operates a centralised recruitment process. The pool, set up for Croydon schools and academies, is an easily accessible database for the appointment of both experienced primary and secondary teachers and newly qualified teachers.

Octavo's Teaching Pool is supported by local schools and academies which are:

  • passionate about promoting teamwork within a caring and secure environment
  • have a supportive ethos and a commitment to the well-being of all members of the learning community
  • have high ambitions for all and provide excellent opportunities for professional development.

Shortlisting and interviews are conducted on a monthly basis (see below dates) by Croydon heads and deputy heads and feedback is provided to all applicants.

Interview dates:

• Wednesday, 11 January 2017
• Wednesday, 8 February 2017
• Wednesday, 8 March 2017
• Wednesday, 19 April 2017
• Wednesday, 10 May 2017
• Wednesday, 7 June 2017
• Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Please visit www.octavopartnership.org/career/ for an application form and person specification.

We are also offering a Teacher Recruitment Careers Fair on Saturday, 4 February 2017 from 10am until 1pm at Croydon Park Hotel, 7 Altyre Road, Croydon, CR9 5AA (a 5 minute walk from East Croydon station). The event is aimed at those interested in getting into teaching (whether you are a college or university student or looking for a career change), NQTs, and qualified teachers relocating to the area.

The day will see participating schools and colleges gather in order to meet potential delegates to discuss prospective positions and opportunities, not just within their organisations, but the borough as a whole.  Training colleges and union representatives will also be in attendance.  Our experts will be on hand to offer advice and tips on applying for your first teaching job, returning or even re-training as a teacher.  Existing teachers can speak to professionals about progressing their own leadership careers and the benefits of teaching in Croydon.

To secure your place, email teacher.recruitment@octavopartnership.org, our teacher recruitment service or click here for more information on the event.

Induction and support: 
NQTs in Croydon receive half a day a week (averaged out over the year) for induction. This session provides time for observations within the home school and at other schools, allowing opportunities to collaborate and consult with colleagues. It also reduces the teaching load giving time to prepare materials and work programmes. A mentor is assigned from within the home school who can offer advice on day-to-day matters as well as professional concerns. Besides support within the school, tutor group meetings and curriculum sessions are organised. These act as a forum to meet other NQTs and exchange information and ideas.

Career development: 
Croydon schools are committed to providing high-quality professional development for its teaching staff, providing accredited CPD programmes from career entry profile through to headship. Well organised in-service training contributes enormously to the professional development of Croydon’s teachers and is crucial in maintaining the high standards in our schools.

Local information:
Croydon is a large, diverse, London borough with a rich and varied history. It is a vibrant, modern and exciting place to live and work. Croydon is perfectly situated, providing easy access to major road, rail, sea and air links. Transportation links are excellent and you can be in the centre of London within 15 minutes. Within the borough, Croydon is well served by buses, trains and the highly acclaimed Tramlink. More than a third of a million people live in Croydon, a fifth of which are from ethnic minorities, making the borough bigger and more diverse than many cities. While the heart of the town offers some of the best shopping and nightlife in the South East, Croydon has numerous district centres with their own identities. Reflecting the religious diversity of Croydon, there are several places of worship in the borough for the majority of residents who regularly visit a place of worship.


Ealing

Ealing Council
Perceval House
14/16 Uxbridge Road
Ealing W5 2HL
Tel: 020 8825 5000
Website: www.ealing.gov.uk

Ealing is a great place for an NQT to come and work. We welcome a significant number of NQTs into our schools every year. We provide an excellent programme of support and guidance for our NQTs. We will invite training teachers in their final year (looking to secure their first teaching post in 2017) to complete an application form that we can then make available to head teachers. We will be attending recruitment fairs at local teacher training institutions in the coming months and would be delighted if you come and talk to us about a career in Ealing.

For further information please visit www.egfl.org.uk from November 2016 and look for the NQT link.


Enfield

Recruitment Strategy Manager
Schools' Personnel Service
Civic Centre
PO Box 56
Silver Street
Enfield EN1 3XQ
Contact: Sarah Lambert, Recruitment Strategy Manager
Tel: 020 8379 3428
Email: teaching@enfield.gov.uk
Website: www.enfieldschools.co.uk

Schools:
Fifty-seven primary schools, 11 secondary schools, six special schools and 17 academies.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Enfield runs a pool system for primary NQTs that remains open all year. The sooner you download and complete the application at www.enfieldschools.co.uk, the sooner we can get your application to our head teachers. For secondary NQTs, please look in the national press and on the Enfield website for specific vacancies. In either case, you are welcome to contact the recruitment strategy manager on 020 8379 3428 or email teaching@enfield.gov.uk for further information. Primary NQT open days are held in January and February. Details will be posted on our website. NQT open days are offered as an opportunity to find out more about teaching in Enfield and are held in January and February; details are normally posted on our website.

Induction and support:
We want to ensure that our teachers receive exceptional training and the nationally agreed pay and conditions that they are entitled to. Along with their Outer London allowance, our NQTs enjoy one of the best induction programmes in the country, delivered by friendly and supportive staff.

Career development:
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career.

Benefits:
Include discounts at local leisure centres, childcare vouchers and a supportive employee assistance scheme.

Local information:
Like their teachers, our students also reflect a borough that’s home to widely different cultures and communities. At Enfield, we are committed to ensuring that all children have access to the best possible education and to the advantages of outstanding resources. But the key to everything we do lies with our teachers.

For some of us, it just has to be a city: Shops, theatres, cinemas and great public transport after a night out. For others, it’s wide-open spaces, owls at night and a house on a quiet lane. It takes all kinds. Whether you’re driven by the pace of London’s bright lights or the charms of nearby countryside, Enfield can offer you the benefits of strong schools where both children and staff have outstanding opportunities to learn and develop.

Royal Borough of Greenwich

NQT Induction Service
Professional Development Centre
1 Waterdale Road
London
SE2 0XT
Tel: 020 8921 5560 
Website: http://servicestoschools.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/services/nqt

Schools: 
Royal Greenwich has a diverse range of schools across the borough including 15 secondary schools and 64 primary schools.

Job advertisements:
Please visit our website for further details http://servicestoschools.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/services/nqt

Recruitment: 
Royal Greenwich does not operate a pool and schools recruit their own NQTs independently of us. Teachers are paid on the Inner London pay scale.

Induction and support: 
Royal Greenwich Induction Service provides support to schools and induction tutors, to ensure that NQTs receive the most personalised and effective induction year possible. A central training programme for early years and primary NQTs delivers key sessions throughout the year and an annual conference is held for all NQTs. Teachers are paid on the Inner London pay scale.

Career development: 
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career and a comprehensive School Workforce Development Programme contains a broad range of training and development opportunities.

Local information: 
What makes Royal Greenwich such a vibrant and exciting place to teach is that:

  • with 97% of primary schools judged good or outstanding by Ofsted
  • 87% of our primary pupils achieved Level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths, which ranks us third nationally
  • 83% of our secondary schools are judged good or outstanding by Ofsted
  • 70% of our students achieved A*-C grades in English compared with 66% nationally
  • we are in the top third best performing local authorities for the percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C GCSE grades in any subject 
  • our borough is culturally rich, with our pupils speaking more than 120 different languages and approximately 60% of our pupils coming from an ethnic minority background.

We believe all children are entitled to a challenging and fulfilling education to help achieve their highest potential and we are determined to give them the best possible start in life. We know that a good education is the key to improving life chances so driving up educational standards is a top priority. We want every child to go to a good school and we need outstanding teachers to take us there.


Hackney

Hackney Learning Trust
Technology & Learning Centre
1 Reading Lane
London E8 1GQ
Tel: 020 8820 7000
Email: trust.recruitment@learningtrust.co.uk
Website: www.learningtrust.co.uk

Recruitment:
Hackney Learning Trust is a department within Hackney Council that is responsible for Hackney's children's centres, 27,000 pupils in 75 schools and early years and adult education. Our vision is to provide excellent education for every child, young person and adult learner. We are dedicated to providing high-quality education for all and have enjoyed some remarkable changes with more than 90% of pupils attending good or outstanding schools. Teaching in Hackney offers you the opportunity to play a part in the success stories of tomorrow. We do not run a pool system for schools, but we do advertise their vacancies on www.learningtrust.co.uk. For the latest vacancies, have a look at our jobs page.

Induction and support:
We deliver a robust NQT induction programme for schools and offer a range of hugely rewarding working environments and a host of dedicated colleagues that will support you and help you progress your teaching career. For more information, please click here.

Hammersmith & Fulham

Hammersmith & Fulham Council
Town Hall
King Street
Hammersmith
London W6 9JU
Tel:
020 8598 4804
Website: www.lbhf.gov.uk

Schools:
Twenty-eight primary schools (most with nursery classes), four nursery schools and Early Years Centres, one secondary school, one sixth form setting, 22 academies: ten secondary, nine primary and three alternative provision settings (two secondary and one primary) and four special schools.

Schools strive for continual….the highest in the country. Ninety-two percent of our schools are rated by Ofsted as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’, summer 2015 (compared to 84% nationally in 2014-15), including all of our secondary and nursery schools and the majority of our primary and special schools.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
We are a progressive local authority, seeking talented and committed NQTs who are ambitious for themselves and the children they will teach in our schools. Our schools manage their own recruitment and vacancies are advertised on school websites and our local authority recruitment pages. Teaching vacancies are advertised on the council website at www.lbhf.gov.uk and in the job vacancies section and in the Times Educational Supplement (TES). More information about Hammersmith & Fulham, schools and the support available for NQTs can be found at www.lbhf.gov.uk/nqts/howtoapply

We are part of a tri-borough arrangement with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council. Together these local authorities offer a NQT pool database. The NQT induction team works across all three local authorities. NQTs can apply to the NQT pool database to be considered for first posts in any or all three local authorities within the partnership.

Induction and support:
All Hammersmith & Fulham schools provide organised programmes of school-based support to help NQTs develop and meet the challenges of their first teaching post. NQTs are assigned to an experienced teacher who will act as their tutor and who they will meet with regularly to reflect on induction progress. Additionally, all NQTs in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham have access to some of the highest-quality induction and continuing professional development opportunities.

Benefits:
Some of the benefits available to Hammersmith & Fulham teachers include:

  • interest-free travel season ticket loan
  • discounted sport and leisure facilities
  • high-quality CPD and teacher networks across the tri-borough partnership.

Local information:
Hammersmith & Fulham is a dynamic, forward-thinking borough in west London which has a strong record of educational success. The borough is a vibrant place to live and work with a diverse community and a rich cultural heritage.

Haringey

Haringey Council
Shared Service Centre
Alexandra House
10 Station Road
London N22 7TR
Website: www.haringey.gov.uk/teachers

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
All our vacancies are advertised on our website above. Haringey is an exciting, successful and collaborative borough to work in whether you are just beginning your teaching career or furthering your experience as a teacher or senior leader within a school. 96 per cent of Haringey schools have been judged to be at least good by Ofsted and pupil achievement outcomes are almost all above the national average from Early Years to Post 16. We offer many benefits and opportunities to teachers in a diverse range of schools, including extensive professional development opportunities. Please visit our website for more information about our borough vacancies. Haringey offers you the opportunity to develop your career within a supportive, dynamic, diverse and multicultural environment.

Induction and support:
High-quality induction programme.

Career development:
Continuing professional development.

Benefits:

  • Inner London salaries
  • high-quality induction programme
  • Continuing Professional Development.

Local information:
We are a north London borough within easy reach of the West End and have some of London’s familiar landmarks including Alexandra Palace, Bruce Castle and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. The borough is ethnically and geographically diverse providing both benefits of a vibrant cultural scene and large areas of green open space.

Harrow

Harrow School Improvement Partnership (HSIP)
c/- Whitmore High School
Porlock Avenue
Harrow HA2 0AD
Tel: 020 8736 6508 (24-hour voicemail)
Email:
mayolin.henry@harrow.gov.uk
Website:
www.harrow.gov.uk/teaching

Schools:
Harrow’s schools are cosmopolitan, confident and cooperative. The school community is mutually supportive, working together as a whole and as clusters of schools to ensure that all children in Harrow are able achieve their full potential. In addition, the Harrow School Improvement Partnership is a dynamic initiative to ensure that schools in Harrow have access to high-quality, locally-available school improvement provision. The Partnership is led by schools for schools and offers support and challenges to our high-achieving schools which are at the heart of the local community. We aim to add value, empower and involve young people.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Primary pool information will be advertised as soon as possible. Secondary NQTs – we suggest you contact schools direct. Schools advertise in the Harrow Observer and on the Harrow website www.harrow.gov.uk. Details of all Harrow schools are on the Harrow website.

Induction and support:
Harrow’s induction programme for NQTs in highly regarded and continually updated; it includes a comprehensive central induction programme and ongoing professional development opportunities, personalised school-based induction, mentoring and support.

Benefits:

  • early contracts or supply rates available pre contract
  • Employee Assistance Programme – free 24-hour confidential support
  • Outer London pay rates and Chartered London Status
  • childcare vouchers.

Havering

London Borough of Havering
Education HR
9th Floor
Mercury House
Mercury Gardens
Romford
Essex RM1 3SL
Tel: 01708 433 4255
Email: teacherrecruitment@havering.gov.uk

Schools:
There is a wide range of schools in the borough, seven primary academies and 14 secondary academies, four secondary schools, 52 primary schools and three special schools. Sizes vary from one form entry primary to a secondary with 1,300 pupils. Types include: community schools; church schools; single sex schools; schools with and without sixth forms; and specialist schools for technology, sports, language, science, performing arts and business and enterprise. Whatever the setting, you will find well-ordered, supportive environments in which teaching and learning are the prime focus.

Recruitment:
A pool system will operate for both primary and secondary school vacancies. Applications can be made on our website www.haveringschools.jobs.co.uk from December 2016.

Benefits:
Havering offers a number of benefits, subject to qualifying conditions, for NQTs:

  • the opportunity, subject to the approval of the head teacher, to work in July in your new school and be paid for July and August
  • Outer London Allowance
  • childcare allowance worth £420 per annum, pro rata to contract, for teachers with a child of pre-school age
  • an excellent induction programme.

Local information:
Havering offers a mix of all the things you are looking for. Far enough from the city centre to put countryside and coast within easy reach, yet close enough for you to reach the clubs and bars of the West End within half an hour, or to be in the heart of Paris, in less than four hours.

Hillingdon

The Schools HR Co-operative
c/o the John Locke Academy
Bader Way
Uxbridge
Middlesex
UB10 0FW
Tel: 01895 717 499 - option 3
Email: deborah.napier@schoolshr.net
Website: www.schoolshrcooperative.com

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
The Schools HR Co-operative operates a pool system on behalf of all primary schools in Hillingdon. Secondary NQT will need to apply directly to schools. A number of teacher recruitment fairs will be attended by representatives of the Schools HR Co-operative.

Induction and support:
highly acclaimed, well supported first year induction programme. We ensure you have all the professional support you require to complete your first year of teaching successfully and beyond.

Career development:
Excellent career opportunities.

Benefits:

  • Outer London allowance payable
  • three weeks paid work in June/July
  • possibility of interest free loan of up to £1,500 for help towards first year expenses (ie accommodation costs)
  • some schools may pay salary in August.

Local information:
Hillingdon is a lively, cosmopolitan London borough to the west of central London. Easy access to central London (35 minutes by tube).


Hounslow

London Borough of Hounslow
Schools’ Workforce Development Team
Children’s & Adults’ Services
Hounslow Professional Development Centre
78-80 St John’s Road
Isleworth
Middlesex TW7 6RU
Tel: 020 8583 4146/3915
Email: louise.butt@hounslow.gov.uk
Website: www.workinhounslowschools.org.uk

Recruitment:
The London Borough of Hounslow offers NQTs the opportunity to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic borough which embraces diversity and equality in equal measure. Schools across our borough achieve good results which compare favourably with the results achieved nationally at primary level. However, we continue to support our schools individually and collectively to meet the educational needs of our children, looking to increase each year the percentage of schools judged good or better by Ofsted. We operate a pool system on behalf of primary schools and the majority of our appointments are made through this system. Interested candidates can find details of the primary pool and apply online, via our website and are advised to apply at their earliest convenience. Closing date for applications to the pool is Wednesday 15 February 2017 and interviews through February and March 2017.

Induction and support:
The borough has a long-standing commitment to providing high-quality training and support for newly qualified primary teachers and offers a popular central induction programme to run alongside school-based induction with support from the local authority.

Islington

London Borough of Islington
Town Hall
Room 111, Upper Street
London
N1 2UD
Tel:
020 7527 2875
Email: nqt@islington.gov.uk
Website: www.nqtatislington.co.uk and www.islington.gov.uk

Schools:
42 primary schools, eight secondary schools, three nursery schools, three special schools, four academies and one pupil referral unit.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
There is an online application process for all prospective applicants for posts in primary, secondary, nursery, special schools and early years/children’s centres. Successful applicants’ details will be provided to schools via a database, which schools can access at any time. Some schools will also advertise independently, usually in the TES and for these posts applicants should apply directly to schools to receive job details. Copies of the NQT information pack will be available soon via Islington website.

Induction and support:
Islington offers an excellent central induction programme, together with school-based support to provide high-quality training and support for all NQTs. There is also an outstanding resources library, which provides a huge wealth of materials, including books, artefacts and costumes.

Career development:
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. We organise high-quality training on a variety of topics at the professional development centre.

Benefits:

  • help with housing
  • discounted leisure scheme
  • season ticket loans
  • Employee Assistance programme

Local information:
You will be joining a thriving learning community with schools that are aiming to be among the best in the country. Many are outstanding. Excellent teaching and learning is at the heart of all that we do and Islington Council will support you to achieve this in your future school.

Kensington and Chelsea, Royal Borough of Schools:

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street
Kensington
W8 7NX

25 primary schools (19 with nursery classes), four children’s centres and nursery schools, two secondary schools, two primary academies, four secondary academies, two special schools and one alternative provision settings.

Schools in the Royal Borough perform very strongly. Results achieved by children attending our schools significantly exceed the levels of attainment that the demographics of the borough would suggest they should and are among the highest in the country. 92% of our schools are rated by Ofsted as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’, summer 2016 (compared to 84% nationally in 2015-16), including all of our secondary and nursery schools and the majority of our primary and special schools.

In Kensington and Chelsea we believe we have created a friendly, supportive, professional environment, which aids school staff to achieve their best and is conducive to quality of learning for our pupils. In addition to the wealth of education and cultural resources throughout the Royal Borough, our schools are well resourced in terms of equipment and facilities.

Recruitment:
Our schools largely manage their own recruitment and vacancies are advertised on school websites and our local authority recruitment pages which can be found below.

Here you will also find useful information and advice about applying and working in The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. We work closely in partnership with the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster City Council. Together these local authorities offer a NQT pool database. The NQT induction team works across all three local authorities. NQTs can apply to the NQT pool database to be considered for first posts in any or all three local authorities within the partnership.

Application forms and guidance can be found at www.rbkc.gov.uk/jobs/teaching/teacher-recruitment

Induction and support:
All Kensington and Chelsea’s schools provide organised programmes of school-based support to help NQTs develop and meet the challenges of their first teaching role. NQTs are assigned an experienced teacher who will act as their mentor and help support them professionally as they begin their teaching careers. Additionally, all NQTs in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have access to some of the highest quality induction and schools-led continuing professional development.

Benefits:
Some of the benefits available to Kensington and Chelsea teachers include:

  • interest-free season ticket loan
  • discounted sports and leisure facilities
  • high-quality CPD and teacher networks across the tri-borough partnership.

Local information:
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is a vibrant and highly urban area at the heart of one of the world’s major cities. It is home to a multicultural, multilingual and dynamic population embracing those who are new to London and more established families and is socio-economically diverse.

Kingston upon Thames

Learning and Children’s Services HR Helpdesk
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Guildhall
2 High Street
Kingston upon Thames KT1 1EU
Tel: 020 8547 5728
Fax: 020 8547 5176
Email: LCSHRHelpdesk@rbk.kingston.gov.uk
Website: www.kingston.gov.uk

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Our schools advertise their vacancies on eTeach as well as on our website. If you see a post advertised by a school which you are particularly interested in please contact them. Register your email address on www.eteach.com to receive weekly vacancy bulletins. Please visit our website to see the fantastic opportunities we offer our NQTs.

Local information:
One of London’s liveliest boroughs. Life revolves around the Thames, with the buzzing market town of Kingston being the main attraction. Kingston High Street runs parallel to the Thames so it many of its favourite restaurants are found situated along the banks of the riverside.

With the popular Kingston University based here there is an abundance of bars and clubs to entertain the vibrant student population and younger residence.

Kingston upon Thames is one of the greener areas of the capital with two royal parks in neighbouring Richmond upon Thames. Local parks hold facilities to cater for all those who enjoy the great outdoors, such as Canbury Gardens which is home to the Kingston Rowing Club boathouse and is in turn a great spot for fishing.

Only half an hour from central London it has excellent train links. Situated near to the A3 and M25 it is also easily accessible by car. The river bus as an excellent alternative to get into Canary Wharf and London Bridge.

Lambeth

No postal address, as NQT application process is managed 100% electronically and via remote working. 
Contact: Dave Coram, Schools Workforce Recruitment Co-ordinator 
Email: nqt@lambeth.gov.uk 
Website: www.lambethnqt.co.uk

Schools: 
Five nursery, 58 primary, eight secondary, five special and nine academies.

Job applications and recruitment:
The Lambeth-led recruitment process has not yet been finalised for Easter and September 2017 positions – please see Lambeth NQT website for details as they become available. Schools may also advertise independently, usually through TES and eTeach website.

Induction and support: 
Lambeth provides an excellent induction and mentoring programme for all NQTs. We ensure that you have the professional support you need to maximise your potential. You will have a named induction tutor to guide you during your NQT year. There are training sessions, which will enable you to get together with other NQTs and we organise an annual NQT welcome session.

Career development: 
We provide opportunities for continuing professional development at every stage of your teaching career and we organise high-quality training on a variety of topics.

Benefits:

  • paid on Inner London pay scale
  • discounted leisure scheme
  • season ticket loans (after six months in post).

Local information: 
Lambeth – from the London Eye and South Bank in the north to West Norwood in the south, Herne Hill in the east to Clapham Common in the west – is a hugely diverse borough, with some 150 native languages spoken by its inhabitants. Teaching in the borough is challenging, but rewarding – why not see for yourself !


Lewisham

Schools: 
There are 87 state funded schools in Lewisham: two nursery schools, 65 primary schools, eight secondary schools, six all-through schools, five special schools and one pupil referral unit. Of these, four schools are academies. There is one free school open in Lewisham.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment: 
Our schools like to carry out their own recruitment process so please apply direct to those schools in response to advertised vacancies in the national press, usually the TES and Jobs Go Public and through the Lewisham teacher vacancy pages at www.lewisham.gov.uk, click on ‘jobs in schools’. There is no central local authority-based NQT pool.

Induction and support: 
Lewisham local authority works in partnership with the borough’s four teaching schools.  Quality NQT training courses are offered across all phases through the Lewisham Teaching Schools Alliance Partnership (LTSAP). Arrangements for the 2016-17 academic year are:

  • the Early Years NQT programme is offered by STEEP Teaching School Alliance.  This programme is also available to teachers who are new to the EYFS phase
  • the Year 1–6 primary NQT programme is offered by Lewisham local authority with some sessions delivered by ETAL Teaching School Alliance
  • the secondary NQT programme is offered by Atlas Teaching School Alliance.

The sessions provide an opportunity for you to meet, reflect on and share your experience with other NQT’s working with different contexts.  Each programme is designed to complement your school’s own NQT induction programme.

Career development: 
We are committed to providing a training service that will support all staff in schools. Professional development remains central to raising attainment within our schools.

Benefits:
These include:

  • Inner London pay scale
  • interest-free loans to purchase computers, annual season tickets and bicycles
  • energy loans.

Local information: 
Lewisham has something to offer everyone. It is a successful and cosmopolitan part of London occupied by energetic, creative and diverse local communities. People here benefit from attractive residential neighbourhoods, great local schools and a huge number of parks and green spaces. It is also a place that is changing. We have exciting developments taking place in our town centres and neighbourhoods, bringing new housing, new schools and new leisure facilities. We have excellent transport connections to the rest of London and the wider region, with Canary Wharf, the City, London City Airport and the new international rail terminal at Stratford all within easy reach of the borough. The London Overground is now connecting more of Lewisham with central London and the rail and tube network. At 13.4 square miles, Lewisham is one of the largest inner London boroughs. One quarter of the borough is parkland or open space and we have one of the highest number of parks and green spaces of any London borough. We have the UK’s only Conservatoire of Music and Dance, the Trinity Laban, and the world-famous Goldsmiths University, whose alumni include Damien Hirst, Mary Quant, Graham Coxon and Malcolm McLaren.


Merton

London Borough of Merton
Civic Centre
London Road
Morden
Surrey SM4 5DX
Tel: 020 8274 4901
Email: recruitment@merton.gov.uk
Website: www.merton.gov.uk

Merton schools advertise their current vacancies on www.eteach.com where you can view jobs and apply online.

Newham

Teacher Recruitment Section
Newham Partnership Working
Francis House
760-762 Barking Road
Plaistow
London E13 9PJ
Contact: Sarah Bartley, Teacher Recruitment Manager
Tel: 020 8249 6961
Email: sarah.bartley@npw.so
Website: www.teachnewham.co.uk

Schools:
Seven nursery schools, 66 primary schools (including six academies), 15 secondary schools (including three academies) and two special schools (including one academy).

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Newham operates a central pool for primary NQTs. Successful NQTs are matched to a school when a vacancy occurs. Apply online at www.teachnewham.co.uk or send in an application form to the Teacher Recruitment Section. The primary pool is open to applicants from January 2017. Open events for the primary pool will be held in January and February 2017. Full details will be posted on www.teachnewham.co.uk. Secondary schools advertise their own vacancies. In addition, secondary NQTs can register for our secondary database by completing an online form, which can be downloaded from www.teachnewham.co.uk from January 2017.

Induction and support:
We offer a varied and supportive induction programme, with many opportunities to network with other NQTs. You will have an assigned mentor to support you during your NQT year.

Career development:
Newham has a comprehensive professional development programme for all stages of your teaching career. We organise high-quality training in conjunction with the Institute of Education and the local teaching schools.

Benefits:

  • interest-free loan of up to £3,000 and an interest free season ticket loan
  • up to three weeks of paid work in July*
  • Inner London salary, plus a retention and recruitment point plus a £1,000 Golden Hello(not for employment based trainees)*
  • *offer only applies to primary NQTs recruited through the pool.

Local information:
Newham is a vibrant inner city borough, just 25 minutes away from central London, with a friendly and diverse community. Newham hosted the majority of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and is home to Westfield Stratford City, the largest urban shopping centre in Europe.

Redbridge

Teacher Recruitment Manager
Teacher Recruitment Service
Redbridge Drama/Teachers’ Centre
Churchfields
South Woodford
London E18 2RB
Tel: 020 8708 8820
Fax: 020 8505 6539
Email: recruitment.office@redbridge.gov.uk
Website: www.redbridge.gov.uk

Schools:
All Redbridge Schools are Ofsted graded good or outstanding. These include 53 primary schools - including infant and junior, 9 faith schools and 2 academies. Eighteen secondary schools - including six community schools, two single sex grammar schools, seven academies, one foundation school and four faith schools.

Redbridge has one of the youngest populations in London, with 21.5% of the population aged 0-5.

Over the next five years the number of primary age children is expected to increase by about 2,000 and the number of secondary age pupils is expected to increase by over 800. The additional demand for services has resulted in a long term building and development programme, including the opening of new primary and secondary schools.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
The Teacher Recruitment & Retention Service is commissioned by Redbridge schools. We operate a central application process for primary teachers, which is an efficient way to secure a quality teaching position. We take care to match the needs of applicants with the appropriate school. Our application pool opens from Monday 19 December 2016. Central interviews will be held by teams of head teachers to be organised during March, April and May 2017. Successful candidates will be shortlisted for primary opportunities, mainly for permanent contracts. Feedback will be provided to all interviewed candidates

Secondary applicants can register for email alerts to be notified when a Redbridge school is advertising a vacancy in their subject area. Contact us via email Recruitment.Office@redbridge.gov.uk.

Induction and support:
Redbridge is a high achieving local authority. Our schools offer a strong induction programme with trained and experienced mentors. The Redbridge appropriate body provides professional training and support through the award winning local Drama & Teachers’ Centre. There are five teaching school alliances in the borough, all with their own professional development programmes.

Career development:
Our expanding school population means an increasing demand for new teachers in both phases. Opportunities for experienced teachers are extremely good in north east London.

Benefits:

  • an early contract paying from 1 August
  • early start with paid work or an opportunity to visit your school during the summer term
  • an interest-free salary advance.

Local information:
Redbridge is a popular residential borough with over 1,200 acres of forest within its boundaries and many parks, walks and open spaces.

The borough has the great advantage of easy access to Central London and the West End, with ten underground stations on the Central Line and four on the overland route to Stratford and Liverpool Street. The journey into Central London takes around 20 minutes. Three major Cross Rail Stations will be opening in 2018.

The rest of south east England – the countryside and coastline of Essex, East Anglia and Kent – is on our doorstep. The nearby M11 and M25 motorways put many popular places of interest within easy reach.

Richmond upon Thames

Contact: NQT@achievingforchildren.org.uk
Tel: 020 8831 6353
Email: nqt@achievingforchildren.org.uk
Website: www.richmond.gov.uk/nqtrecruitment

Schools:
Forty-five primary schools, 10 secondary schools/academies, and two special schools.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Our primary schools recruit to a primary NQT pool. Applications are submitted online at www.richmond.gov.uk/nqtrecruitment. Shortlisted applicants are interviewed by a panel of head teachers and if successful, will be called for further interview at individual schools. The closing date for candidates wishing to apply to the primary pool is 12 February 2017 and interviews for selected candidates will be at the end of February 2017. Secondary schools recruit independently. Secondary vacancies are advertised nationally and on our website. NQTs should apply directly to individually advertised positions.

Induction and support:
Achieving for Children is committed to giving you the best opportunity to maximise your potential, whatever stage of your career you are at.

We offer:

  • a diverse, skilled and supportive workforce
  • access to high-quality professional development and guidance
  • outstanding induction programmes
  • well-resourced and friendly schools with excellent national recognition
  • a vision for excellence for children and young people.

We regard the recruitment and retention of a committed and well-qualified school workforce as a matter of the utmost importance. We work hard to help all staff achieve enjoyment and satisfaction in their roles.

Local information:
Richmond upon Thames is one of London’s most attractive boroughs. This historic riverside location is just a few miles from central London and combines cosmopolitan style with beautiful wide open spaces. The towns and villages that form Richmond upon Thames retain rural qualities in spite of the area’s proximity to central London.

Southwark

Southwark NQT Services 
Southwark 
London SE1 5LX 
Contact: Vilma Edwards, NQT Project Manager
Tel: 020 7525 2728
Email: vilma.edwards@southwark.gov.uk 
Website: www.southwark.gov.uk

Schools: 
64 primary schools, four primary academies, two free schools, three secondary schools, eight special schools and 13 secondary academies.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment: 
Southwark Local Authority advertises NQT posts through the Southwark Head Teachers website. Shortlisted candidates can be entered onto a database for consideration by other schools. Please visit here. Vacancies are also advertised in the TES and the Guardian.

Induction and support: 
Southwark is a forward-looking education authority with a growing reputation. 91% of our schools are good or outstanding a fact which reflects the excellent practice in our schools.

Our comprehensive primary induction programme is highly regarded and provides excellent training to support your first year of teaching. All our secondary schools offer high-quality in-house training. We work closely with Southwark schools to ensure that you have the school-based professional support you need to maximise your potential.

The local authority is committed to equal opportunities for all staff and children and work to address the issue is continuous. We are keen to ensure that school staff reflect the ethnic diversity of pupils and welcome applications from qualified teachers from all cultural backgrounds. Our diverse community deserves the highest quality educational opportunities, so we need the best teachers to join us. This is an exciting borough to work for and teaching here will provide an excellent foundation for your teaching career.

Career development: 
Southwark local authority offers all staff an extensive programme of professional development with opportunities to support your progress at every stage of your teaching career.

Local information: 
Southwark is a lively, cosmopolitan central London borough and its rich history and vibrant new developments make it an exciting place to live and work. Excellent transport links provide easy access to the attractions of the capital and the mainline stations serve all areas of the country. Whatever your tastes, you will find them catered for, from the vibrant nightlife of SE1 to the many peaceful parks, riverside walks and open spaces, there’s something for everyone. Southwark is rediscovering its rich historic heritage. There’s visible evidence of every important moment in the history of this country from the Romans onwards, in addition to the exciting modern developments in the North of the borough. Tower Bridge, the Tate Modern, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Globe Theatre and the Design Museum are just a few of the attractions that bring tourists from all over the world to the borough.


Sutton

NQT Recruitment
Civic Offices
3rd Floor
Sutton
Surrey SM1 1EA
Contact: Margaret Zietz/Joanna Ball 
Tel: 020 8770 4470
Email: schoolshrteam@sutton.gov.uk
Website: www.sutton.gov.uk

Schools:
41 primary schools (including seven academies), 14 secondary schools (including 11 academies), three special schools (including two academies), and two nursery schools.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
The London Borough of Sutton operates an online talent pool of NQTs to which primary and secondary head teachers have access. The pool is open to applicants until April 2017. Apply online here. For further assistance email schoolshrteam@sutton.gov.uk

Induction and support:
Sutton’s high performing schools provide new teachers with an ideal opportunity to reach their full potential and become first class teachers. Sutton schools are well resourced and our extensive staff development programme provides excellent support for our teachers. NQTs are also supported during the first year of teaching with an excellent tried and tested induction package.

Career development:
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. We organise high-quality training on a variety of topics at the professional development centre.

Benefits:

  • interest-free season ticket loan
  • Sutton’s parks and open spaces total some 1,500 acres offering picturesque and tranquil escapes from the busy life of this London suburb.

Local information:
Sutton is situated about ten miles south of central London in the county of Surrey. There is a selection of large shopping centres nearby, many different recreational opportunities and fast and frequent train services to the West End and the City. The area offers numerous walks and parks and is within a short drive of the M23, M25 and A3 road connections, enabling easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and to the coast.

Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets Council
Town Hall
Mulberry Place
Clove Crescent
London E14 2BG
Tel: 020 7364 4523
Email: Dawn.Reilly@towerhamlets.gov.uk and Josephine.Macaulay@towerhamlets.gov.uk
Website: www.towerhamlets.gov.uk

Recruitment:
As an NQT you can be assured of an excellent start to your teaching career, backed by our extensive induction programme. Also, not only will you be teaching in some of the most improved schools in the whole country, but Tower Hamlets’ commitment to you will be reflected through the resources at your disposal and the low pupil/teacher ratios. For more information about how to apply to our schools for September 2016 start, tel: 020 7364 4523 or email Dawn.Reilly@towerhamlets.gov.uk or Josephine.Macaulay@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Local information:
Tower Hamlets is a distinctive, unique London borough that is home to a diverse, vibrant, multicultural community. As part of an exciting regeneration programme, we aim to improve the quality of life for all who live and work in the area. It’s also an ideal opportunity to further your career.

Waltham Forest

Sylvia Harper – NQT Coordinator
Waltham Forest Town Hall
Schools HR Room 11 – now School Effectiveness Team, Room 001
Ground Floor
Forest Road
London E17 4JF
Tel: 020 8496 3414
Email: sylvia.harper@walthamforest.gov.uk
Website: www.walthamforest.gov.uk

Schools:
Our schools are interesting and varied. As a teacher in Waltham Forest, our welcoming and diverse community will provide you with an opportunity to be part of a local authority that never stands still and which offers constant challenges and rewards. There are 25 academies: two junior schools, two infant schools, four special schools, 48 primary schools, 17 secondary schools, including two all through schools, ten sixth forms, one primary teaching school, two primary free schools and two secondary free schools. There are currently 16 schools in Waltham Forest which belong to an academy chain.

Job advertisements:

Career development:
You will have the opportunity to experience a vibrant mix of cultures and gain a wealth of experience. You will be fully supported in developing your teaching career with us through an extensive programme of continuing professional development throughout your NQT induction period and beyond.

We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. We organise high-quality training on a variety of topics at the professional development centre. There is an NQT residential conference arranged annually.

Benefits:

  • recruitment and retention allowance (depending on the school)
  • Outer London allowance – some academies pay Inner London allowance
  • workplace options 24 hour advice and counselling service
  • leisure incentives
  • Waltham Forest employee benefits.

Local information:
Waltham Forest is conveniently located in north east London. Superb transport links means the borough is only 20 minutes from central London and the West End with great shopping, leisure and cultural hot spots and in close proximity to the Olympic Village!

People from all over the world live and work in Waltham Forest, making it a highly multicultural borough. The main centres of population in the borough are Chingford in the north, Walthamstow in the centre and Leyton and Leytonstone to the south. Waltham Forest was one of five London boroughs which were the designated host boroughs for the 2012 summer Olympics and now have a brand new Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre which is one of the largest of its kind in London, offering local residents a brand new leisure centre with state-of-the-art sport, health and fitness facilities. Waltham Forest is involved with the mini-Holland scheme to improve conditions for people who walk, cycle and drive.

Wandsworth

Contracts & HR Section
Education & Social Services Department
Wandsworth Town Hall
London SW18 2PU
Contact: Melanie Fletcher, HR Officer
Tel: 020 8871 7590
Email: mfletcher@wandsworth.gov.uk
Website: www.wandsworth.gov.uk

Schools:
Fifty-eight primary, including academies, 11 secondary, including academies, three nursery schools, eight special schools and two PRUs.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Schools recruit directly and do not use a council wide pool. Applications for posts advertised should be sent to the school.

Induction and support:
Wandsworth provides a supportive environment and an excellent induction programme. We ensure that you have the professional support you need to maximise your potential. You will have an assigned tutor to guide you during your NQT year and regular training sessions with other NQTs.

Career development:
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. We organise high-quality training on a variety of topics at the professional development centre.

Benefits:

  • a starting salary of at least £27,819 per year
  • supportive and well-resourced schools
  • extensive learning resource service
  • access to affordable housing schemes
  • promotional and CPD opportunities
  • reduced membership rates at local health clubs
  • season ticket loans.

Local information:
The inner London Borough of Wandsworth has everything to offer from the bustling areas of Clapham Junction, Tooting and Putney to the tranquillity of Battersea Park, Putney Heath and the newly-regenerated Thames Riverside, all within easy reach of central London. Transport links to the rest of London and the South East are excellent, Northern and District Line tube stations are accessible and an extensive bus network serves the entire borough.

Westminster

Westminster City Council
City Hall
64 Victoria Street
London
SW1E 6QP

Schools:
Four nursery schools, 34 primary schools, seven primary academies, one secondary school, ten secondary academies, one all-through academy, one alternative provision academy, one special free school and two special schools.

More than 120 languages are spoken in the schools in Westminster. While the borough is often thought of as rich and affluent, we have a high percentage of children and young people who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a key factor in the social deprivation index. Many children and young people are new to the UK and English is not their main language but their expectations are high. We have high achieving schools, often in challenging circumstances. Key stage outcomes for our pupils are among the highest in the country with 97% of our schools rated as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’, summer 2016, compared to 84% nationally in 2014–2015, so exceptionally high. The diversity within Westminster offers opportunity and a dynamic arena for teachers to make a valuable contribution to the education of these children and young people and to make a difference.

Job advertisements:
School vacancies are advertised on individual school websites and on the council’s website https://jobs.westminster.gov.uk/job-search.html where you will find teaching and support staff vacancies in Westminster schools. Also look on the TES website, www.tes.co.uk

Recruitment:
Westminster City Council offers excellent ongoing support and training for teachers. We recognise that the development of the whole school workforce is essential and has a significant influence upon the success of our pupils and its schools. Teaching in Westminster means you will join a committed and successful team of teachers and support staff who enable children and young people to develop their full educational potential. If you are a high calibre and enthusiastic NQT, committed to improving the life chances of our young people through exciting and focussed lessons, then we would like to hear from you. We would like you to form an integral part of our schools’ communities where you can develop your career with the aim of becoming a leader of learning providing our pupils with the highest quality educational opportunities. If this sounds like you, then apply to become a teacher in Westminster.

Application:
Westminster City Council is part of a tri-borough arrangement with the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The NQT induction team works across all three local authorities. NQTs can apply to the NQT pool database to be considered for positions in any or all local authorities. Application forms and guidance can be found at www.rbkc.gov.uk/jobs/teaching/teacher-recruitment

Induction and support:
All Westminster schools provide organised programmes of school-based support to help NQTs develop and meet the challenges of their first teaching posts. NQTs are assigned to an experienced teacher who will act as their Tutor and who they will meet regularly to reflect on induction progress.

Career development:
Our CPD programme is cohort driven, responding to the needs of Westminster. It is extensive to enable all staff to further develop their teaching skills and to support schools in retaining high-quality teachers and support staff.

Benefits:

  • interest-free season ticket loan
  • discounted sport and leisure facilities
  • high-quality CPD and teacher networks across the Tri-Borough partnership.

Local information:
The City of Westminster is located in the heart of London and is a stunning place to work. It is an area of enormous contrasts, has thriving communities, a rich historic heritage and unrivalled facilities. We are home to the nation’s government, tourism, arts and culture which can offer many unique opportunities for our young people in our schools. The population we serve comes from diverse backgrounds and contributes greatly to the diversity that we are so proud of.

South West

Bath & North East Somerset Council

People Services
Lewis House
Manvers Street
Bath
BA1 1JD
Tel: 01225 396 409
Email: people_services@bathne.gov.uk
Website: www.bathnes.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Interested in teaching career opportunities? Then why not visit www.bathnes.gov.uk/jobs

Bournemouth

Children & Young People's Services
Bournemouth Town Hall
Bournemouth BH2 6DY
Contact: Sue Wickings, Education Improvement Adviser
Tel: 01202 456 117
Email: sue.wickings@bournemouth.gov.uk
Website: www.bournemouth.gov.uk

Schools:
Forty-one state funded schools including two free schools. There are 27 primary phase, three all-through, nine second and two special schools. There is a mixture of community, faith, academy, single-sex and co-educational schools. The secondary phase is selective and all secondary schools have academy status. The majority of primary schools are academies working collaboratively within strong organisational structures.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Each school in Bournemouth runs its own recruitment process. Most posts will also be advertised on www.jobsatbournemouth.com, in the local press and on the school website.

Induction and support:
Two Bournemouth teaching schools are working together in partnership with a teaching school in Dorset to provide a comprehensive induction programme for NQTs working in the borough. This is building further on previously very successful programmes as individual teaching schools. You can see details of their NQT programme on www.wimborneteachingschool.co.uk/nqt or www.ambitions-teachingschool.co.uk/ or www.linwoodtsa.org.uk. Other CPD opportunities are available on www.bournemouthcpd.co.uk

Career development:
Once you arrive in the conurbation you will not want to leave. The growth in population is within the late twenties to late thirties age group and local amenities and opportunities reflect this trend. The school population is also growing, creating good opportunities for career advancement.

Bristol, City of

Bristol City Council
City Hall
College Green
Bristol BS1 5TR
Tel:
0117 922 2000
Website: www.bristol.gov.uk

For teaching vacancies visit www.eteach.com/teaching-jobs-bristol or contact the schools direct.

Cornwall

Children, Schools & Families Directorate
Schools’ Employee Relations Team
New County Hall
Truro
Cornwall TR1 3AY
Tel: 01872 323 500
Email: hrhelpdesk@cornwall.gov.uk
Website: www.cornwall.gov.uk (Jobs and careers)

Job advertisements:

  • vacancies are advertised on schools’ websites
  • TES
  • local press
  • weekly bulletin which can be viewed by accessing www.cornwall.gov.uk (Jobs and careers).

Recruitment:
Application forms and details of vacant posts are available from head teachers of schools. No pool system is in operation.

Induction and support:
Cornwall Children’s Services Authority is committed to supporting newly qualified teachers employed in schools in Cornwall and offers induction conferences to schools in this respect.

Devon

NQT Induction Team
Babcock LDP
Milford House
Pynes Hill
Exeter EX2 5GF

Job advertisements:
For all teacher vacancies in Devon visit www.devonjobs.gov.uk

Recruitment:
Devon has a high-quality NQT induction and support programme and recruits more than 450 NQTs every year.

Induction and support:
Advice and guidance is offered to the NQT and in-school tutors during the induction process to ensure that a fair, effective and accurate programme is being delivered, contributing to the high-quality education in Devon schools. Devon provides a wide range of training and development opportunities and for more information about NQT support and training, please visit www.babcock-education.co.uk/ldp/nqt

Dorset

Dorset County Council
County Hall
Colliton Park
Dorchester DT1 1XJ
Tel: 01305 224 203
Email: w.bradley@dorsetcc.gov.uk
Website: www.jobs.dorsetforyou.gov.uk

Dorset is an excellent local authority in which to live and work. Our schools achieve consistently high standards with most measures being within the top 10-15 per cent of the country. The environment, with the Jurassic coast, Olympic sailing and the many areas of outstanding natural beauty, all make this an excellent place to enjoy life. All Dorset schools are co-educational and comprehensive with a strong and successful emphasis on staff development and training. We have a wide range of different types of schools with some three-tier and some two-tier systems coupled with both rural and urban settings. Dorset offers excellent support for induction including a range of conference and network meetings arranged by phase and a comprehensive support package. All posts are advertised on www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk as well as often being advertised nationally. Applications should be directed to individual schools, all of which are listed on www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/sis

Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire City Council
Shire Hall
Westgate Street
Gloucester GL1 2TG
Tel:
01452 425 000
Email: recruitmentbsc@gloucestershire.gov.uk
Website: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

Guernsey

Committee for Education Sport & Culture
Grange Road House
Grange Road
St Peter Port
Guernsey GY1 1RQ
Website www.gov.gg/education
Email Julia.letissier@gov.gg

Schools:
Eleven primary schools, three high schools and a grammar school, which together form the Guernsey Federation of Secondary Schools, an all-age school in Alderney (the secondary phase of the school is also part of the Federation), three special schools and a college of further education.

Job advertisements:

  • www.gov.gg/careers
  • TES, www.tes.co.uk and other relevant specialist publications, e.g. Catholic Gazette, Federation of Music Services
  • Local press – Guernsey Press
  • establishment of a talent pool where details of those interested in a teaching/lecturing post in Guernsey may lodge their details.

Recruitment:
Vacancies are advertised both locally and in the TES. Teachers who do not hold Guernsey residential status are normally appointed on five-year contracts owing to local Housing Department regulations. Senior appointments in primary, secondary and special schools are usually on a permanent contract basis.

Induction and support:
We welcome applications from NQTs and operate a DfE recognised induction programme for NQTs.

Career development:
We offer a comprehensive programme of professional development opportunities for all teaching staff, including courses for subject leaders, middle managers, those preparing for senior leadership roles, etc. We provide supply cover, where necessary, to release staff from their schools to attend training courses.

Benefits:

  • removal and relocation package
  • rent subsidy
  • laptop for all teachers
  • well resourced schools.

Local information:
Guernsey is a beautiful, vibrant and safe place to live, a thriving and entirely modern community that maintains a healthy respect for its culture and traditional values. Situated in the Bay of St Malo we are geographically closer to France, only 27 miles from their coast and 70 miles from mainland Britain. The structure of education provision is broadly similar to that in England.

Isles of Scilly

Children’s Services
Town Hall
St. Mary’s
Isles of Scilly TR21 0LW
Tel: 01720 423 680
Website: www.scilly.gov.uk

Schools:
The Council of the Isles of Scilly maintains just one school, The Five Islands School, catering for pupils aged 3-16. Students move to the mainland for their post-16 education.

Recruitment:
Further details about teaching in Scilly can be obtained from the school. Tel: 01720 424 850, or their website www.fiveislands.scilly.sch.uk

Local information:
General information about life on the Isles of Scilly can be obtained from the Council’s website at www.scilly.gov.uk

Jersey

Education Department
PO Box 142
Jersey JE4 8QJ
Tel: 01534 449 500
Email: peoplehub@gov.je
Website: www.gov.je

Job advertisements:

Support and induction:
We offer an excellent NQT induction programme which is designed to consolidate teaching pedagogy and improve teacher practice.

Benefits:
A removal and relocation package for candidates joining us from off island, and a competitive salary are available.


North Somerset

North Somerset Council
Town Hall
Walliscote Grove Road
Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ
Contact:
HR Service Centre
Tel: 01275 884 072
Email: HRSCenquiries@n-somerset.gov.uk
Website: www.n-somerset.gov.uk

Teaching posts in our schools are advertised in accordance with the current school teachers’ pay and conditions document. Please be aware that not all the schools in North Somerset have signed up to the Two Ticks Disability Symbol Scheme. Unless otherwise indicated, for further details and an application form please send a large A4 stamped addressed envelope to the head teacher at the relevant school.

Plymouth, City of

Plymouth City Council
Learning and Communities
Windsor House
Plymouth PL6 5UF
Contact: David Bowles (Senior Leadership Adviser) and Christine Gill (Learning and Communities Assistant)
Tel: 01752 307 485
Email: david.bowles@plymouth.gov.uk and christine.gill@plymouth.gov.uk
Website: www.plymouth.gov.uk

Schools:
Sixty-nine primary schools (of which 36 are academies, three infant schools and two junior schools), two nurseries, two free schools, seven special schools, one PRU academy, 16 secondary schools (14 of which are academies), one university technical college, one all through school, one studio school and four higher education institutions (HEI).

Job advertisements:

  • Plymouth City Council website: Job vacancies
  • TES, www.tes.co.uk
  • local press: The Herald – Wednesday edition
  • The Schools Post
  • choice subscriptions, Recruitment Services, Devon County Council, Room 220, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 4QU.

Recruitment:
All recruitment is at a bespoke level at the discretion of the schools.

Induction and support:
Plymouth provides an extensive induction and mentoring programme for all NQTs. We ensure that you have the professional support you need to guide you through your induction period to maximise your potential. You will have an assigned Induction Tutor in your school to guide and support you through your NQT year. There is a programme of support and development offered for all NQTs through the local authority Plymouth Teaching School Alliance (PTSA) and other partners. Feedback on our NQT programme has shown it to be supportive and responsive to the needs of the NQTs.

Career development:
We provide, supported by relevant partners, opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career and encourage your schools to discuss your career pathway as an integral part of your appraisal process.

Local information:
Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city with significant maritime heritage. The world famous historical Barbican is not only a place of great interest but is also at the heart of our cultural and dynamic lifestyle. Across the city you will have access to café culture, wide ranging entertainment opportunities that include theatre, cinema and other cultural events. Plymouth is home to the south-west’s cutting edge Life Centre that provides a wide range of sporting resources from swimming, diving and fitness classes to netball, gym facilities and a climbing wall. Plymouth is the gateway to the moor and a window to the south-west coast.

Poole

Human Resources
Civic Centre
Poole
Dorset BH15 2RU
Tel: 01202 633 054
Email: recruitment@poole.gov.uk
Website: www.boroughofpoole.com/jobs

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Poole is situated on the south coast and offers a wide range of facilities and opportunities for those coming into work locally.There is no pool system for NQTs – applications should be made direct to the school advertising the vacancy.

Induction and support:
There are established programmes of induction and support for NQTs available locally. These are provided by the various teaching school alliances across the sub region (acting as appropriate bodies) according to individual school preference.


Somerset

Somerset County Council
County Hall
Taunton
Somerset TA1 4DY
Website: www1.somerset.gov.uk/jobs/scc/teachers.asp

Please contact the schools direct or visit www.eteach.com/teaching-jobs-somerset


South Gloucestershire

HR for Schools
Specialist Traded Services
Civic Centre
High Street
Bristol BS15 0DQ
Tel: 01454 863 212
Email: jobs@southglos.gov.uk
Website: www.southglos.gov.uk

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
The best place to look for teaching opportunities is via our website above. Click on ‘School Vacancies’ to see current vacancies within our schools. A link is sent to all schools, libraries, job centres and training establishments across the region. Schools also advertise from time to time on e-teach and TES and also local press. We don’t operate a pool system and you should apply directly to the school.

Support and induction:
If you do join us you’ll discover that we have an excellent local authority programme of support for teachers throughout the induction period and beyond, with a firm commitment to ongoing professional development.

Benefits:
These include:

  • discounted health and fitness club membership for locally managed schools
  • childcare voucher scheme for locally managed schools.


Swindon

1st Floor
Wat Tyler House West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon SN1 2JG
Tel: 01793 466 006
Email: mmanton@swindon.gov.uk
Website: www.swindon.gov.uk

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Your skills and qualifications were hard won and it’s well worth finding the best place to develop them. Swindon is just this environment. We offer a welcoming and diverse community where there are strong links with parents, governors and community projects that enhance classroom learning. You will have access to a comprehensive support network to support your teaching practice.

Career development:
The dynamic economy and growing population has meant that education provision in the town is expanding and the opportunities for career development are significant. Strong partnerships exist within the town, which will enrich your teaching experiences. We are also supported by two specialist development centres and the University of Bath in Swindon.

Benefits: There may be options to access key worker accommodation in Swindon. There are a number of properties available at discounted prices and we have several shared-ownership opportunities. If you’re not ready to buy, a purpose-built block of flats in the town centre has low-cost rented accommodation for key workers. Please visit our website for more information.

Local information:
Swindon is one of the fastest growing towns in Europe and has much to offer NQTs who wish to work in the area. It is located in the heart of some of the most beautiful countryside in England with the Cotswolds to the north and the Marlborough Downs and Salisbury Plain to the south.

Torbay

Torbay Council
Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay TQ1 3DR
Tel: 01803 201 201
Website: www.torbay.gov.uk and www.eteach.com/teaching-jobs-devon

Please contact schools directly for details of teaching vacancies.


Wiltshire

County Hall
Bythesea Road
Trowbridge
Wiltshire BA14 8JN
Tel: 01225 718 040
Email: recruitment@wiltshire.gov.uk
Website: www.wiltshire.gov.uk and http://jobs.wiltshire.gov.uk

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Individual schools and academies are responsible for the appointment of teachers and you may make individual applications for posts advertised in the TES, www.jobs.tes.co.uk, www.targetjobs.co.uk, in local newspapers and in local authority bulletins http://jobs.wiltshire.gov.uk. You can also register your interest in working in Wiltshire through this link.

Induction and support:
To ensure that as an NQT you make the best of your skills, you will receive an excellent induction programme and continuing professional development in a supportive network.

Local information:
Wiltshire Council is ‘where everybody matters’ and we are proud of what we can offer as a great place to live and work. From quiet walks in the country, sports from rugby to galloping across the Salisbury Plain, topped off with theatres and a vibrant nightlife, these are just some of the wonderful aspects that make Wiltshire a diverse county which has something for everyone. Wiltshire is known as the “Gateway to the West”. Wiltshire is steeped in history from its ancient monuments, such as Stonehenge and Avebury, historic battlegrounds and mystical landscapes, to the villages nestled in the chalky hills; much of the county is designated as an area of outstanding beauty. Strong values and traditions happily co-exist alongside a forward facing culture and economy. We have fast access to Bath, Swindon, Bristol and Salisbury via the motorway.

South East

Bracknell Forest

School Recruitment Team
Bracknell Forest
Time Square
Market Street
Bracknell
Berkshire RG12 1JD
Tel: 01344 354 005
Email: teacher.recruitment@bracknell-forest.gov.uk
Website: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/nqt

Schools:
30 primary schools, four secondary schools, one special school, one pupil referral unit, one primary and one secondary academy.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
This year we are operating both primary and secondary online application pools, all details can be found on our website www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/nqt. If you would like to be sent updates of vacancies as they arise, please send an email containing the following information to teacher.recruitment@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

  • your name
  • specify if primary or secondary (if secondary please identify your specialist subject)
  • your college/university name
  • email address.

Induction and support:
Bracknell Forest is committed to help NQTs develop and we offer excellent training and development opportunities, support, incentives and benefits to endorse this. We are a small authority where you will be treated as an individual; we know our schools and will ensure you start your career in the right one for you!

Career development:
The Bracknell Forest Professional Development Programme is designed to support NQTs in their new and future roles. Our programme will assist you throughout your teaching career, enabling you to constantly update your skills and share experiences with others. There are opportunities for teachers at all stages of the profession with tailored support for NQTs to aspiring head teachers and leaders.

Benefits:
As part of our flexible benefits scheme you can also choose from a variety of benefits at a preferential rate. The current range includes private medical insurance, discounted shopping vouchers, childcare vouchers and gym membership.

Local information:
Bracknell Forest is a small, friendly and highly effective local authority located to the west of London in Berkshire with excellent transport links.

Brighton & Hove

Bartholomew House
Bartholomew Square
Brighton BN1 1JE
Contact: Recruitment Team
Tel: 01273 290 000
Email: through website
Website: www.jobs.brighton-hove.gov.uk

Schools:
Fifty primary (including one academy and one free school), ten secondary (including two academies and one free school), six special, two PRUs and two maintained nurseries.

Job advertisements:
www.jobs.brighton-hove.gov.uk

Recruitment:
Jobs are posted on the council website and/or individual school websites. Applications are made to the individual schools. There is a facility to sign up for weekly email alerts from the council website. Approximately two-thirds of the schools in the authority normally employ NQTs.

Induction and support:
The city council provides significant training, investment and support for all NQTs and their induction tutors. Within the first two weeks there is a welcome event for all NQTs and their tutors and then a full training programme throughout the year.

Career development:
The local authority provides opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career and also has strong links with other local providers.

Benefits:

  • childcare voucher scheme
  • season ticket loans.

Local information:
Brighton & Hove is a diverse and vibrant city by the sea, attracting many musical, artistic and cultural events throughout the year. The Brighton Festival, held in May, has been running for 50 years and is now one of Europe’s leading arts festivals.

Brighton offers some of the best shopping on the south coast, from the independent shops of the bohemian North Laine area, antiques and jewellery in the Lanes, artists’ studios on the seafront, to the unique shops of Hove and big-name stores of Churchill Square and Brighton Marina. The city also offers a great range of markets and fairs where you can pick up vintage and retro gems and locally produced crafts and foods.

You’ll never go hungry in the city, with enough restaurants and cafes to suit every taste – from veggie treats and beachfront brunches to fine dining and tasty value options.

There is so much to explore, such as the stunning Regency architecture and Royal Pavilion to the new British Airways i360, water sports and traditional seaside fun of the famous Brighton Pier and pebble beach. You’ll also find a world of beautiful Sussex countryside, castles, country houses, parks, forts, gardens and plenty more must-see places just moments from the city too.

East Sussex

East Sussex County Council (ESCC)
Recruitment Support Team
North G
County Hall
St Anne’s Crescent
Lewes
East Sussex BN7 1UE
Contact: Recruitment Support Team
Tel: 01273 335 733
Email: recruitmentsupport@eastsussex.gov.uk
Website: www.eastsussex.gov.uk

Schools:
156 primary schools, 27 secondary schools, ten special schools, including 50 academies across all phases. ESCC has a strong commitment to education and improving life chances for children and young people. To deliver our vision for the 21st century we seek to attract and retain the best teachers who demonstrate a strong commitment to outstanding teaching and learning and have high expectations of all children across a diverse range of school communities in a large rural county mixed with coastal and in-land urban towns.

Recruitment:
Be proactive in your approach to seeking your first career opportunity in an East Sussex school. Visit www.eastsussex.gov.uk where you can sign up for a weekly update of our vacancies. Applications should be made direct to the school. Schools in East Sussex recruit approximately 250-300 NQTs every year.

Induction and support:
ESCC provides an excellent professional and structured induction and mentoring programme to enable NQTs to maximise their potential and succeed in the statutory induction process.

Career development:
High-quality training and developmental programmes are available to support professional development from your NQT year through to maximising opportunities to develop your knowledge, skills and practice within the curriculum, teaching and learning for middle and whole school leadership within East Sussex.

Benefits:

  • a structured county-wide and school-based induction programme
  • high-quality training and professional development opportunities
  • local key worker housing schemes
  • discounted leisure, travel, entertainment and shopping
  • child care voucher scheme
  • credit unions
  • Employee Assistance Programme for health and well-being.


Local information:

In East Sussex we have beautiful coastlines, areas of Outstanding National Beauty, delightful towns and villages, some of which are in the South Downs National Park. You will have the opportunity to work in a diverse range of schools across coastal and urban areas or in the countryside villages. The city of Brighton & Hove is on our western border, with London just an hour away by train. We have excellent rail, air and ferry links to mainland Europe and beyond.


Hampshire

Education Personnel Services
3rd Floor, Hampshire House
84-98 Southampton Road
Eastleigh
SO50 5PA
Tel: 02380 383 530
Email: nqt.info@hants.gov.uk
Website: www.educationjobs.hants.gov.uk

Schools:
More than 800 NQTs join Hampshire's 500 plus schools each year – come and join us!

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Visit the jobs website to access all NQT positions in Hampshire. Here you will find a dedicated page for NQT positions which is updated daily and includes full-time, part- time and temporary (e.g. maternity cover) posts. You can access a section devoted to jobs suitable for NQT induction. Start viewing NQT positions on the website early in the spring term to start in September. We do not have a ‘pool’ system or allocate NQTs to schools, believing that both you and the head teacher should be free to make your own decisions about whether the post is suitable for you.

Induction and support:
Hampshire works closely with our schools to provide a comprehensive and supportive programme for you in your induction year.  This includes courses on a wide variety of topics, local networks to enable you to get together with other NQTs, NQT conferences or welcome sessions and an Induction Handbook containing all you need to know about your induction year. Hampshire uses NQT Manager – an online system to manage your termly assessments and other key information about your induction year.

Local information:
The excellent transport links in Kent enable you to travel round the county with ease. Ebbsfleet and Ashford International stations allow for quick and easier travel, getting to the Continent or central London has never been quicker! Whether you enjoy retail therapy, people watching in cafés or dining out, you’ll find there’s plenty to do outside of the classroom. Why not come to see for yourself and explore the rich history that is evident throughout Kent.

Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Council
Customer Service Centre
County Hall
High Street
Newport
Isle of Wight PO30 1UD
Tel: 01983 823 134
Email: callcentre@iow.gov.uk
Website: www.iwight.com/jobvacancies

Kent

Kent Teach Team
Kent County Council
Worrall House
30 Kings Hill Avenue
Kings Hill
West Malling
Kent ME19 4AE
Contact: Katerina Nicholaou, Kent-Teach Manager
Tel: 03000 410 203
Email: recruit.assist@kent.gov.uk
Website: www.kent-teach.com

Schools:
821 schools advertise their vacancies on www.kent-teach.com. Our primary and secondary stream, which is selective at 11+, includes a mix of grammar, special, mixed ability, independent and academies across the county.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Kent is the perfect place to develop your potential and Kent-Teach.com is the ideal place to find out how to do it. Featuring all the latest vacancies from across the county, our jobs portal is also packed with ideas and advice for teaching professionals at all career stages. From great schools and rewarding challenges, to fantastic training and development opportunities, you can source all the information you need on making your move to Kent. Learn about all the advantages of life in the Garden of England – excellent housing, beautiful countryside, bustling towns and fantastic transport links to London and France. With news and blogs and career and wellbeing support, it’s all there for you at Kent-Teach.com.

Induction and support:
The Kent NQT Induction Team oversee the induction programme for those schools that register their NQTs with us. The team has substantial experience in the specialised area of induction and always maintain the highest degree of professional standard.

The team offer a friendly and personalised service to our teachers and will ensure that your NQT mentor is able to fulfil the statutory requirements for the successful completion of your induction period. In addition to this we will do the following:

  • provide a wealth of documents and proformas to support you throughout your induction period
  • offer confidential support and advice over email and phone to ensure you are being supported and monitored sufficiently or to discuss any concerns you may have about your induction period
  • send out a termly newsletter to all NQTs to ensure you are kept up-to-date with induction activities that are relevant for that particular term
  • offer a number of training events for you to book on to.

Career development:
Kent takes pride in providing teachers with opportunities to continue with their professional development throughout their career. This can be achieved through utilising the broad range of training and development opportunities available to increase the skills, knowledge and understanding of a teacher’s role.

Benefits:

  • employee benefit scheme
  • fitness facilities at discounted rates
  • childcare voucher scheme
  • salary from the 1 July (only selected schools, please check).

Local information:
The excellent transport links in Kent enable you to travel round the county with ease. Ebbsfleet and Ashford International stations allow for quick and easier travel, getting to the Continent or central London has never been quicker! Whether you enjoy retail therapy, people watching in cafés or dining out, you’ll find there’s plenty to do outside of the classroom. Why not come to see for yourself and explore the rich history that is evident throughout Kent.

Medway

Teacher Recruitment
HR Schools
Medway Council
Gun Wharf
Dock Road
Chatham
Kent ME4 4TR
Contact: Julie Jones, Schools Recruitment Coordinator
Tel: 01634 331 209
Email: teaching@medway.gov.uk
Website: www.medway.gov.uk/teachingcareers

Schools:
A diverse mix of schools and academies including selective, non-selective and special schools.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Join the Medway Talent Pool online at www.medway.gov.uk/teachingcareers and you will be the first to hear about vacancies, events and training. Your details will be kept on the database and shared with head teachers with suitable vacancies. Join today, it only takes ten minutes.

Induction and support:
Medway provides an excellent induction and mentoring programme for all NQTs. We ensure that you have the professional support you need to maximise your potential.

Career development:
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. We organise high-quality training on a variety of topics.

Benefits: (Medway maintained schools)

  • employee benefit scheme
  • fitness facilities at discounted rates
  • childcare voucher scheme
  • salary from the 1 July (only selected schools, please check).

Academies have their own benefits packages

Local information:
Medway is a unique urban area in the heart of the Thames Gateway, a national priority area for regeneration and growth. While Medway has a rich and diverse history it is also well placed to grasp the opportunities to develop into an area of learning, culture, tourism and enterprise. Medway is a unitary authority in the county of Kent made up of the five towns of Gillingham, Chatham, Rainham, Rochester and Strood. Medway is close to the channel tunnel, Bluewater Shopping Centre and convenient for three international airports.

Oxfordshire

Website: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk

Schools:
Six nursery schools, 235 primary schools, 35 secondary schools and 12 special schools.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Oxfordshire employs nearly 6,000 teachers in a variety of rural and urban schools and recruits approximately 400 NQTs each year. Posts are generally advertised in the TES, but also in the Guardian, through the TeachVac website and on schools own websites. Applicants should apply directly to schools. We would like our teachers to reflect the diversity of Oxfordshire in the 21st century and we positively welcome applications from all parts of the community.

Induction support and career development:
The Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance (OTSA) is the appropriate body for NQT induction in Oxfordshire. All NQTs and induction tutors attend an induction training webinar at the beginning of the induction period. The induction process is supported by an NQT area on the OTSA website with assessment forms being completed online on NQT Manager. NQTs and induction tutors receive regular email updates to ensure everyone is on track and to alert them to professional development opportunities. The OTSA NQT team comprises of eight school-based NQT induction leaders who visit schools to provide support and quality assurance as necessary.

OTSA, Oxford County Council, Oxford Brookes University and the University of Oxford work in partnership to provide a comprehensive package of support opportunities throughout the induction period.

NQT professional development begins with a conference, led by the renowned author and trainer, Sue Cowley, in July. In September there are a series of six webinars to ensure that everyone involved in the process is aware of their roles and responsibilities. There are specific primary, secondary and special school CPD programmes for NQTs run in partnership with the universities throughout the year. In addition there are subject specific training days for primary and secondary NQTs.

NQTs in Oxfordshire will have access to professional development at every stage of their career once they have completed their induction. Opportunities include an early professional development programme, a middle leader programme, a growing future leaders programme and programmes for head teachers. Along the way there will be opportunities to become involved in a huge range of high quality training and professional development opportunities offered through the above organisations.

Local information:
Oxfordshire is a great place to live, known for its rural beauty, attractive market towns and of course the dreaming spires of Oxford. Oxford has a global reputation for its academic and architectural splendour. Oxfordshire’s central location and good transport links mean that other parts of the country are in easy reach, with London only one hour away by train.

Oxfordshire offers a wide range of opportunities to enrich pupils learning including world class museums, Roman villas, theatres and sports venues. Teachers in Oxfordshire have access to a range of local fieldwork opportunities, but also a number of excellent Oxfordshire owned field centres in other parts of the UK.

Portsmouth

Recruitment Team
Floor 1
Civic Offices
Guildhall Square
Portsmouth PO1 2EP
Contact: Helen Ducane, Schools Adviser – Recruitment & Retention
Tel: 023 9284 1242
Email: recruitment@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Website:
www.portsmouth.gov.uk
www.teachportsmouth.co.uk

Local authority schools:
35 primary schools, four secondary schools and two special schools.

Academies:
Thirteen primary schools, six secondary schools and three special schools.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Portsmouth operates a register of NQTs to which primary and secondary heads in local authority schools have access. The register is open to applicants throughout the year. Apply online at www.portsmouth.gov.uk. In addition teachers are also recruited through application to individual posts which may be advertised in the local or national press, or on the Portsmouth website.

Induction and support:
As a small local authority Portsmouth provides an excellent support and induction programme for all its NQTs. Being a small and compact city, good networks develop between NQTs in their first year and beyond, ensuring that everyone has the professional support needed to maximise their potential.

Career development:
Portsmouth provides opportunities for professional development not just through the induction year, but at every stage of your teaching career. Portsmouth encourages its NQTs to use all their skills and knowledge and achieve their full potential.

Benefits:

  • access to Childcare Voucher scheme
  • access to Portsmouth City Council staff discounts
  • well-being service and support.


Local information:

Portsmouth is situated between the Solent and the South Downs, having both countryside and sea on its doorstep. Portsmouth is a vibrant city with a fantastic mix of cultural history and modern developments, including the famous dockyard. With an extensive waterfront Portsmouth offers a variety of water-based activities on the Solent and with an impressive range of shops, bars and restaurants there is something to suit everyone’s needs. The city boasts a prime central location on England’s south coast, with good transport links, including to London and mainland Europe.

Reading

NQT Manager
Reading School Improvement
The Avenue Centre
Conwy Close
Reading RG30 4BZ
Email: jeanette.jones@reading.gov.uk
Website: www.reading.gov.uk

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:

Reading does not operate a pool system. All schools manage their own recruitment and you will need to apply directly to the school.

Induction and support:
Our NQTs are very well supported and our induction programme is renowned for its excellence. Reading is a compact local authority both in terms of geographic area and number of schools, but with a strong sense of community. Reading… There’s no better place to start your career!

Slough

Slough Teaching School Alliance
551 Fairlie Road
Slough SL1 4PY
Tel: 01753 378 160

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
The Slough Teaching School Alliance is at the heart of education in Slough and support, facilitate, broker and give advice on all elements of teaching, learning, professional development and recruitment. We are able to address needs promptly through recognised good practice using practising mentors.

We offer newly qualified teachers a comprehensive range of support, training and career opportunities including ongoing school to school support, CPD and advice and guidance on all issues relating to and including the management of the NQT induction year.

Slough is proud of its high aspirations for outstanding teaching and learning. Slough has a vibrant mix of cultures that would give anyone coming here to teach a breadth of experience that would embellish their knowledge and understanding, opening up more opportunities, and a more interesting résumé for future career prospects.

Start your teaching career in an exciting, supportive and job satisfying environment. To find out more talk to us today.

Induction and support:
Quality assurance of the induction programme is undertaken independently through the Slough Learning Partnership. NQTs are registered online with all assessments undertaken using the online software. NQTs speak highly of their first year experience of working in Slough schools.

Southampton

Southampton Council
Civic Centre
1 Guildhall Square
Southampton SO14 7FP
Tel: 02380 917 770
Website: www.southampton.gov.uk

Job advertisements:
Only a small number of schools’ job vacancies are managed by the Southampton City Council HR/Payroll department. You can see these vacancies on the Hampshire Jobs Portal which can be accessed via www.hants.gov.uk/hampshire-jobs. Recruitment for the majority of schools is managed by the schools themselves. Please contact each school directly for a list of their current vacancies.

Surrey

Surrey Council
School Effectiveness Team
Babcock 4S
Bay Tree Avenue
Kingston Road
Leatherhead KT22 7UE
Contact: Moira Greenfield, Lead Consultant for NQT Induction
Tel: 0800 073 4444 ext. 835 011
Email: nqt@babcockinternational.com
Website: www.babcock-education.co.uk/4S

Schools:
306 primary schools, 57 secondary schools, 27 special schools of which 112 are academies.

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
Babcock 4S recruits in excess of 400 NQTs each year so be proactive in your search for a suitable vacancy and visit www.surreyschools.com where you can sign up for a weekly update of vacancies. Applications for vacancies should be made direct to the school.

Induction and support:
Surrey provides an excellent induction and mentoring programme for all NQTs. We ensure that you have the professional support you need to maximise your potential. You will have an assigned mentor to guide you during your NQT year and a separate assessor.

Career development:
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. We organise high-quality training courses.

Benefits:

  • a structured school induction programme
  • a welcome meeting, with information about your statutory obligations as well as an excellent networking opportunity
  • mentor support
  • the option of a paper or electronic development portfolio
  • high-quality training
  • a named local authority contact to provide support
  • access to a new electronic networking facility
  • phase specific yearly conferences.


Local information:

Surrey is one of the home counties which border Greater London, Kent, East and West Sussex, Hampshire and Berkshire and its historical county town is Guildford. There are several cinemas and theatres including the New Victoria Theatre in Woking. We have beautiful countryside and are close to central London and both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

West Berkshire

Recruitment Team
West Berkshire Council
Market Street
Newbury
Berks RG14 5LD
Contact: Recruitment Manager
Tel: 01635 519 122
Email: recruitment@westberks.gov.uk
Website: www.westberks.gov.uk

Schools:
82 schools: two nurseries, 66 primary of which two have academy status, ten secondary schools of which six have academy status, two special schools and two pupil referral units. There are two teaching schools in the authority. In the west of the authority, Compton Primary is the teaching school at the centre of the Downland Alliance of schools, which is a mixture of primary and secondary schools. In the east of the authority, Theale Primary School is the teaching school at the centre of the Berkshire Teaching Alliance of schools, which is a group of primary schools. West Berkshire has developed integrated children’s services to provide coherent support and uncomplicated access to services for children and families.

Job advertisements:
Schools advertise their vacancies in the following ways:

Recruitment:
West Berkshire has its own bespoke website for advertising recruitment vacancies for schools at https://teachwestberkshire.com. Candidates may also wish to use the school search at  www.westberks.gov.uk to obtain details of how to contact individual West Berkshire Schools

Induction and support:
West Berkshire offers a lively induction and development programme for NQTs which is supported in school by trained NQT mentors. Your induction period will provide a structured and individualised programme to meet your needs. West Berkshire schools achieve high standards and are staffed by teachers and support staff who are committed to the welfare and development of children. Schools and the Council are committed to working together to continually raise educational standards and to ensure that all our teachers have opportunities for continuous professional development.

Career development:
We provide opportunities for professional development at every stage of your teaching career. We organise high-quality training on a variety of topics.

Local information:
West Berkshire lies between Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Hampshire and borders the Borough of Reading. The M4 runs through the centre of the district providing excellent links with the M25, A4 and A339. Heathrow Airport is within easy reach and London is only an hour away from the principle town of Newbury. There is a local theatre, cinema and art gallery and a café culture. Shopping facilities are good with Thursday and Saturday markets.

West Sussex

Contact: Carol Vigor, Associate Adviser, Recruitment & Retention
Tel: 0330 222 3579
Email: carol.vigor@westsussex.gov.uk
Website: www.westsussex.gov.uk

Job advertisements:

Recruitment:
NQTs are recruited to our schools though applications to individual advertisements placed by schools. Vacancies are regularly updated on our website www.westsussex.gov.uk/jobs/school-jobs

Induction and support:
West Sussex offers a quality induction and support programme for participating schools.

Career development:
Opportunities for CPD are offered at every stage of your career.

Benefits:

  • key worker housing initiatives.

Local information:
West Sussex offers you the opportunity to teach in a forward thinking authority with high aspirations to give children the best start in life. We have a range of employment opportunities in schools across our diverse county so, whether you are looking for a vibrant urban area or a more rural setting, West Sussex has it all. West Sussex is the perfect place for the ideal work/life balance, with so much right on our doorstep such as easy access to the Continent, Gatwick Airport, coastal sports, areas of outstanding natural beauty, theatres and galleries and easy travelling distance to London and Brighton.

Windsor and Maidenhead, Royal Borough of

Newly Qualified Teacher Recruitment
Town Hall
St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF
Contact: Claire Murray, School Direct/NQT Teaching and Learning Consultant NQT
Tel: 01628 796 628
Email: murrc057@rbwm.org.uk
Website: www.rbwm.gov.uk

Schools:
One federation of three nursery schools, 40 primary schools, five primary academy schools, four middle schools, four secondary schools, five secondary academies and one special school.

Job advertisements:

Induction and support:
We provide comprehensive induction at the start of your NQT year. Details of our training opportunities can be found at www.rbwm-education.org.uk. Your school will be responsible for your supervision and training with the local authority supporting the school and you to successfully complete your NQT year.

Career development:
NQTs are offered a wide range of training courses throughout the year, ranging from classroom management and subject specific development to assessment and special needs. All courses are carried out by subject specialists, RBWM advisers or leading teachers. As RBWM is a small borough, all schools know each other and NQTs can network easily.

Local information:
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is located just 30 minutes west of London.

Wokingham

Wokingham Borough Council
Shute End
Wokingham
Berkshire RG40 1BN
Tel: 0118 974 6000
Email: wokinghamdirect@wokingham.gov.uk
Website: www.wokingham.gov.uk

Please contact the above for details of the teacher recruitment policy.

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