Newly Qualified Teachers

As you reach towards the end of your course to become a qualified Teacher you will need to start thinking about taking your first steps into working as a teacher; the type of role you want and where you want to work.

London Teaching Pool Ltd (TLTP) take great pride in supporting NQTs begin their teaching career. For over 10 years we have worked with hundreds of schools across London, Essex, Surrey, Hertfordshire and Kent in placing newly qualified teachers into their first jobs.

The National Curriculum

There are 6 bands in the National Curriculum. Download and read through the National Curriculum to ensure you are aware and up to date on the latest requirements.

Key Stage
Foundation stage Nursery and Reception Age 3-5
Key Stage 1 Year groups 1-2 Age 5-7
Key Stage 2 Year groups 3-6 Age 7-11
Key Stage 3 – SATS Year groups 7-9 Age 11-14
Key Stage 4 – GCSE Year groups 10-11 Age 14-16
Key Stage 5 - A-Level Year groups 12-13 Age 16-18

Types of Teaching Roles

There are several types of teaching roles in Education you can choose from.

Day-to-Day Supply

This is a great way to kick start your career and gain valuable insight into teaching. Day-to-day teaching gives you the opportunity to teach various age groups and in various schools within a short period of time – anything from one or two days to one or two weeks. Many schools require last minute cover for sickness, unplanned absence and course covers.

Short and Long Term

If you want to take on the responsibility of a full-time classroom teacher, this is a perfect way to do so. Schools always need cover for unfilled vacancies, maternity leave or long term absences. Such posts can last anywhere between four weeks to a whole academic year. This option also gives you longer term security and possibly a better routine as you will be located to teach in one school.


TLTP offer a permanent recruitment scheme where you will be contracted by the school, paid directly by them on a monthly basis and where you can benefit from full employment rights.

This option also provides you with security in the long term and a great way to climb the career ladder within the school.

The benefits of registering with TLTP:

Teaching is an extremely rewarding, yet challenging career that demands long working hours, advanced planning and lots of hard work. TLTP appreciate how daunting it can be as a Newly Qualified Teacher, which is why our fully experienced consultants go the extra mile with providing advice, guidance and support to help you prepare for a new exciting career in teaching.

We have helped many graduates reach the career of their dreams and we can help you too.

To find out more use our job search to view our latest vacancies, or contact our helpful recruitment team on 020 8709 6540. Alternatively register or request a call back and one of our experienced consultants will be in touch with you.

Or search for a specific role