If you’ve finished a teacher training course and haven’t secured a job for September yet - do not worry! More importantly, try not to panic yourself into taking a job that isn’t right for you.
When thinking about if the job is right for you, you may want to consider the following:
Make sure you go through the process of visiting the school and getting a feel for the ethos and atmosphere
Judge the quality of relationships between teachers and pupils, pupils and pupils and teachers and teachers. Do they look like they enjoy each other’s company and have fun teaching and learning?
Assess the support you can expect as an NQT. Can you meet your induction mentor?
Who else can you go to for advice and support? Has staff turnover been an issue, especially with NQTs? Don’t be afraid to ask!
Short and Long Term Supply Teaching Jobs
If you haven’t found the perfect teaching job for you there is no need to take one that you are unsure about. Horizon Teachers can help you get day-to-day, short term and long term supply work so that you can try and test a whole wide range of schools. This will give you an idea of what kind of school and teaching job you are after and make sure you are happy when you take your first full time permanent teaching role.
Newly qualified teacher events
We’re running an event for all NQTs that haven’t secured a job for September. We will be providing you with all kinds of useful information on how we can help you and the options that are available to you.
If you have any questions or would like some more information please give us a ring: 0207 444 0009.