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Navigating your way to find the best teaching job for you

Starting your new career as a teacher in a primary school or secondary school can be daunting for many recently qualified teachers. As an Early Career Teacher (ECT), you are likely to face many challenges in finding a teaching job that best suits you, your lifestyle, and your experience.

Here are some of the more common struggles with suggestions how to overcome them.

Securing a role

It can be difficult to secure a permanent role as there is a lot of competition for teaching jobs, with some subjects being more competitive over others. Many people that are recently qualified in teaching choose to register with us as it allows them to earn money and build relationships with the local schools they want to join. This helps them become stronger candidates when they go for interviews.

Supply teaching puts you in a position where you are on your own in a class and helps you overcome the transition from working on teaching placements to experiencing what full time work could be like, allowing you to grow in confidence.

Professional development and support

Receiving good quality professional development is very important as it allows teachers to be more effective in the classroom. Teachers want to develop their skills to provide the best opportunities for their pupils. Therefore, at Yorkshire Education, we offer regular opportunities for our supply teachers to update and develop their teaching skills and techniques through continuous professional development.

School culture

The culture in schools can vary but there are common aspects they follow which supply teaching allows you to see. Being part of a supportive school culture is important for teachers to be successful and develop professionally.

Working with Yorkshire Education

Working with us will give you access to many types of Schools in York, North Yorkshire, and East Yorkshire you may not have considered previously. It gives you the opportunity to try out a variety of teaching jobs in primary or secondary schools and nurseries.

We get to know our schools and take regular feedback from teachers and teaching assistants. We will only place you in schools that will offer you the best opportunity to gain confidence and valuable experience.

If you are a teacher or teaching assistant looking at working in a school, please contact us as we would love to hear from you.


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