Newly Qualified Teachers
We recognise that investing in you and your development as a teacher is essential to the young learners you teach.
Join a Bracknell Forest school
We have outstanding opportunities for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) in great schools with excellent professional development and support for your first year and beyond.
You will follow a managed led induction programme, supported by your personal mentor, to encourage you to reach your full potential throughout your career.
Our well-resourced schools provide the setting for you to flourish and develop.
Benefits of being a Bracknell Forest NQT
We offer training developed in line with changing requirements and adapted following feedback from previous NQTs.
The sessions are structured, professional and fun enabling interaction and the ability to network with other NQTs.
You will receive excellent ongoing support and training at the start of your teaching career and into subsequent years, including courses for those who aspire to and are recognised in their own school as potential leaders.
Unlike with some agency placements, as an employee of a Bracknell Forest school you receive pay in line with Teacher’s National Pay Conditions, including:
- pay throughout school holidays
- sick pay
- maternity pay
- pension scheme
- option for July start
Working in a Bracknell Forest school entitles you to pay at the London Fringe level. This is approximately £1000 more than some neighbouring authorities.
Bracknell Forest are also in the pilot scheme for early career payment government initiatives and pay the highest in the Thames Valley area. For some secondary shortage subjects this means some recently qualified teachers can receive lump sum payments of up to £15,000.
Teachers of secondary shortage subjects working in Bracknell Forest schools can also receive refunds of their student loan payments for up to 10 years.
Apply to our pool system
We run an online pool system for primary and secondary school applicants. It’s a great way to cut down on the administration involved in finding your first position.
The majority of our schools choose to use our pool systems to fill autumn term vacancies suitable for NQTs. One application will enable you to be considered for all vacancies in Bracknell Forest. That’s 25 primary schools or 5 secondary schools with just one application.
Jobs are advertised from January onwards. Please register with us early for the widest choice of jobs.
Primary Newly Qualified Teachers
To be included in the first pool, your application needs to be submitted no later than 6 January 2020.
Following the closing date and a shortlisting process you will be invited for an initial interview.
This general interview will allow you to expand on your application by demonstrating your strengths and knowledge and enable us to identify suitable posts for you.
Once successful in this interview, your application will be circulated to all Bracknell Forest primary schools in who have suitable vacancies for you to consider.
Schools interested in your application and with vacancies to match your skill set and preferences, will then contact you directly and invite you for a school visit and a second interview. You will get to choose which school you work in.
Secondary Newly Qualified Teachers
Your details are circulated to the Headteachers at our 5 secondary schools.
Schools interested in your application will contact you with suitable vacancy details and invite you for a school visit and interview.
We will continue to match your application to school vacancies until you find a post which suits you.
Applying for a specific post
If you would prefer to apply for specific posts, we can keep you up to date with our latest vacancies by email.
Please send your contact details to email@example.com and let us know:
- whether you are primary or secondary trained
- your specialist subject