Securing your first teaching post – advice for NQTs

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With the ‘Get That Teaching Job’ events running this week at our Lancaster campus yesterday, and our Carlisle campus tomorrow, I thought it would be a good opportunity to share this handy hand-out with you – lots of useful information for final year teaching students, about to embark on their NQT year! 

You can download a pdf of this guide at the bottom of the post!

 

Your NQT induction

Terms and conditions for successful completion of the NQT induction are determined by the NCTL, and are regularly reviewed and updated. To be sure you have the most accurate and up to date info check: 

Statutory Guidance for the induction of NQTs (England) December 2013 (revised October 2014) available here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/induction-for-newly-qualified-teachers-nqts

 

Teacher Recruitment info as available Feb 2015

The NUT Guide “First Post” is updated every year and is available as a download or sent as a hard copy to members.  On the webpage there is a really useful interactive map showing all areas geographically and their preferred mode of recruitment of NQTs (pool or otherwise).  However, do check each area; it is your responsibility to ensure you have the latest accurate information.  Things do change, even during an academic year. 

https://www.teachers.org.uk/node/19978

 

Sources of Vacancies

Many authorities and schools do not advertise in national press nowadays, choosing instead to keep costs down by using own local authority websites as above.  However do also check:

  • University of Cumbria JobShop: http://cumbria.prospects.ac.uk
  • Local and regional press
  • Specialist publications e.g. Jewish Times, Catholic Teaching Gazette

The National press may have international opportunities and more senior roles:

Other teaching options include:

 

Sources of support

 

Local Information and Pools

Register for tailored alerts from those that you are interested in!

Cumbria – Apply direct to job adverts (no NQT pool). Vacancies at: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/careers/primteach.asp

Durham – Durham local authority operates a pool of NQTs to which primary head teachers have access. The pool opened in January 2015. Application forms are available from the Education Development Service Tel: 03000 265 852. Visit http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/2083/Jobs-at-the-council for more vacancies.

Lancashire – Apply direct to job adverts (no NQT pool). Vacancies at: http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/education/teacher_vacancies. Note that all supply teaching in Lancashire is through LTA: https://www.reedglobal.com/en_GB/web/reedgb/employer/our-expertise/education/partnerships/lancashire

Manchester – – Apply direct to job adverts (no NQT pool). Vacancies at: http://www.manchester.gov.uk/currentjobs and http://www.teach-manchester.org/Vacancies/Browse/List.aspx

Oldham – NQT Pool opened Jan 2015, visit https://yourcounciljobs.co.uk/jobs.aspx for vacancies

Bury – NQT Pool open, closing date 20 February 2015. Vacancy is listed here:  https://www.yourcounciljobs.co.uk/jobdetails.aspx/43232/NQT_Primary_Teaching_Pool_Department_for_Children_Young_People_and_Culture/?sMinimumSalary=0&sMaximumSalary=0&sJobTypeLook=674&sSimple=pool&SAuthority_id=

Blackburn with Darwen – NQT pool open, first 120 applicants are guaranteed an interview. Closing date 28 February 2015, interviews take place 13 March 2015. For more information contact Joanne Brown on Tel: 01254 666512 or Email: joanne.brown@blackburn.gov.uk

Blackpool, Flyde, Rochdale, Salford, Tameside, Bolton, Trafford, Wigan, Stockport and more advertise posts on https://yourcounciljobs.co.uk/jobs.aspx

Not local, but… we also have lots of our previous students working in Suffolk – their NQT pool opened December 2014 and closes on 31 May 2015. Always keen on University of Cumbria NQTs! https://nqt.schoolschoice.org/

 

Useful Links

 

Download your own pdf here: Securing Your First Teaching Post

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