NQT Opportunities

Getting prepared for NQT opportunities
The first steps in your teaching career can be both exciting as well as daunting and with the additional challenge of schools being closed, it may feel overwhelming. We’ve spoken to many NQTs over the last couple of weeks, most of whom feel confused on how to approach securing a NQT role in September.

We’ve placed thousands of NQTs over decades and built up a wealth of advice which we share and revise every year help identify NQT opportunities. This year it’s even more important to prepare yourself for the September start. So, we’ve created a digital toolkit to help you prepare. The document is interactive, which means you can click on links within the document to read what’s most relevant to you.

We’ve also included some key information about Key Stage Teacher Supply. We hope you find this information useful, and wish you all the very best in the quest for securing your new teaching role.

Download your NQT Toolkit

Why register with us for careers in secondary schools?

  • Work/life balance – you choose when and where you want to work
  • Day to day, short/long term contracts and permanent positions
  • The chance to enhance your experience and opportunities
  • Excellent hourly rates of pay
  • Friendly consultants, always at the end of the phone

We have great relationships with more than 300 schools and nurseries, and we are regarded as the ‘Go to Agency’. Our candidates are so popular with our client schools that they’re often requested back by name, and even offered long-term and permanent positions.

Check out the latest Covid-19 updates from the Government

Here are some tips, once you’ve registered.

Keep in touch: Communication is our most important tool. You need to know what’s going on and when, and so do we. The quicker you give us your availability, the quicker we can sort out your next assignment.

Dress the part: First impressions are important, so no jeans, leggings or shorts, and male teachers should wear a shirt and tie. And, of course, no mobiles in the classroom.

Getting there: Arrive by 8.30am unless otherwise notified. This gives you chance to find out about school routines and relevant policies and procedures.

Who are you? Always carry your Key Stage ID card for security purposes and please take a current Enhanced DBS Certificate, along with proof of identification (ie driving licence or passport) to show on your first day.

Time is money: Submit a timesheet (either online or paper) for each day.  Get it signed & approved by the school and delivered to us before 10am the following Monday.  Failure to submit on time may delay your payment.

Safety first: Remember that you’re responsible for the health and safety of the pupils — and yourself. Don’t do anything you’re not capable of or trained to do, and ask for instructions if using unfamiliar equipment.