The first steps in your teaching career can be exciting as well as daunting and with the additional challenge of schools being closed, it may feel overwhelming. We’ve spoken to many ECTs over the last couple of weeks, most of whom feel confused on how to approach securing an ECT role in September.
We’ve placed thousands of ECTs over decades and built up a wealth of knowledge. So, we’ve created a digital toolkit to help you prepare, which includes advice on searching for your first teaching position, teaching guidance and a collection of tips from ECTs.
It’s essential you are placed in the right role, as your first teaching assignment will have an enormous impact on your view of teaching for the future. Statistics suggest 20% of ECTs leave within their first two years; being placed in an unsuitable school where the culture is not a match, can often cause a disconnection between your love of teaching and the actual role.
Choosing to register with a specialist education recruiter, who has strong insights into their clients/schools, increases the chances of getting the right role for you.