This page is for students who are working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or graduates who have recently obtained QTS; it contains advice and information about getting your first teaching job.
If you are interested in how to become a teacher, please visit our teacher training page.
When pursuing teaching opportunities with either QTS or NQT status, it is important to think about the school environment you wish to work in. You may want to research factors such as the location, size, reputation, aspirations of the school and your own role in the school. If you want to get a better understanding of different types of schools then you may want to consider a period of supply work.
In addition to choosing the right educational environment, the application form and the ensuing interview process may also pose a challenge for applicants seeking teaching jobs. Once again, researching the school in the context of the above issues and your reasons for wanting to teach will definitely help.
The prospectswebsite is an excellent source of information, providing details of entry requirements,salary bands, training, job hunting sites and career progression.Here are the profiles related to teaching in schools:
Job hunting websites specifically focused on the teaching sector are listed below, along with other websites which you may find useful.
You may also find the Prospects teaching and education job sector useful.