Vacancies in teaching jobs need to be filled in a variety of different subjects. They need to be filled in both secondary and primary schools. And they need to be filled in a number of different types of schools as well. What are these different schools that are found in the UK?

There are three main types of school in the UK, although there are other varieties. Private (also known as independent) schools are one type of school that has teaching jobsavailable. These schools are paid for by parents, and their fees are usually in the thousands of pounds per term. Due to the fact that they are fee paying, they are not funded by the government. This means that they don’t have to follow the same curriculum as state schools. Private schools can be day schools, boarding schools, or a combination of the two. Teaching vacancies may require successful candidates to live in if the school is for boarders. Public schools are similar to private schools in that they are fee paying, but they are often much more expensive, and exclusive, with a tougher selection process. They have a reputation for being the place where many politicians and royals attended school. State schools are by far the most common type of school in the UK. State schools are funded by the government and local authorities, and parents do not have to pay to send their child there. Parents do, however, still need to pay for extracurricular activities such as school trips and after school’s clubs, and they also pay for lunches if they are required (from year 3 upwards under current legislation).

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Vacancies in teaching are being filled every day by newly qualified and experienced teachers; as well as those looking to change teaching jobs, and by those who have come back to teaching after a break away. But whilst many people are encouraged to become teachers, some cannot for a number of reasons.

The main reason is crime. Having a criminal record won’t necessarily preclude you from becoming a teacher, but it does depend on the crime that was committed, the severity of the crime, and the sentence that was handed down to you. Teaching jobs require a lot of responsibility and someone with a criminal past may not be entirely suitable. Alternatively, if the crimes were ‘petty’ and lessons have been learned then it could help the teacher to help the children in his or her care. The crimes that will stop you advancing any further with your dream of becoming a teacher and applying for teaching vacancies are: murder, rape, paedophilia, arson, kidnapping, and any kind of violent crime such as grievous bodily harm. Checks are carried out during each application, and all teachers must have a recent DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check (this has replaced the previous CRB check). If any omissions have been made on the application, they will be discovered at this stage. Other crimes may still allow you to teach, but this would be at the discretion of the school you are applying to, and will have to be discussed prior to interview. These crimes could include shoplifting and some drug offences amongst others.

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Vacancies in education do not just exist in school and colleges teaching those under the age of 18. Many adults, some of whom missed out on parts of their early education, look to make up this time in adult education classes. Do you have what it takes to support adults in their learning?

When schools experience a teacher shortage, one of the effects is that children often miss out on the education they deserve. However, while this still remains a problem for some school, teaching jobs in the adult education sector are available to help close these gaps and provide much needed support. Adult education classes are usually run by local authorities, (although charities and other non-profit organisations are also involved) and take place on weekday evenings or at the weekends, depending on demand and teaching staff. There are numerous teaching vacancies at this level as courses provide subjects such as math, English and science in both basic and more advanced (GCSE and A-level) stages and other curriculum subjects. There are also many other classes that can be taken at adult education centres that are more creative such as floristry, watercolour painting and cookery, should students wish to combine the two. Those looking to work in adult education should firstly check what qualifications they need; these may differ from those needed for working in schools with children. Check the person specification of any vacancy that you apply for and if in doubt contact the employer direct

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Vacancies for teachers won’t be specific about age, although sometimes experience can play a part depending on the role being advertised. But there is one country in Europe where the average age of a primary school teacher is younger than anywhere else. Where is it you ask? It’s in the UK.

Britain has, according to a study carried out by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) in 2013, more secondary schools teachers under 30 than anywhere else in Europe. The figure is 31%. The average figure for those in Europe who are in teaching jobs and under 30 is 13%. Why is it that so many young people choose to go into teaching in Britain, compared to their European counterparts? It could perhaps have something to do with their starting salary that is higher on average, compared to the rest of Europe. And even after 10 years of teaching, the difference in salaries becomes greater with UK teachers earning around £28,700, but the rest of Europe being closer to £23,000. Another reason that so many teaching vacancies are being snapped up by the younger teachers could be that they have only recently been inspired by wonderful teachers themselves. These teachers have given their students the skills and interest they need to go into teaching for themselves. The UK’s excellent teacher training courses create some of the best teachers in the world, and these teachers go on to inspire young people to follow in their footsteps.

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Teaching vacancies may be plentiful in number, but finding the right position for you, and showing that you are the right candidate for that role is more important than ever. Competition for the most lucrative teaching jobs is particularly strong, with both schools and prospective teachers expecting more from each other than ever before. But, this doesn’t mean you should give up on your dreams, it does mean that you need to be prepared. It also means you need to be able to showcase your skills and attributes from the moment you first make contact with a school.

The Best Time To Apply For Teaching Jobs

Finding teaching vacancies is fairly contingent on the time of year as teachers have set times when they can put in their notices to come in line with the end of a school term. The most popular start point for a new teacher is in September, the start of a new school year. This is generally because this is when schools are most likely to expand and add to their existing education staff. Given this and the length of time it takes to recruit staff, the best time to look out for recruitment campaigns is in February and June. Although these adverts may appear throughout the year, the final date a teacher can resign before summer is May 31st, so keep an eye out for these late coming teacher jobs vacancies during the first week of June. In the Autumn period, you should start researching recruitment, and if you have not yet qualified, you should attend university employment fairs, which might provide more information about vacancies in education. Spend this time researching and polishing your CV, cover letter and adding to your key skills set with voluntary education work, holiday clubs or other activities that will make you stand out from the crowd. If you are a newly qualified teacher (NQT), it is worth bearing in mind that schools will start advertising many jobs that are appropriate for NQTs in April. It is certainly worth registering with a good education recruitment and job advertising website around this time, so that you stay up to date with the latest in teaching vacancies.

Application Advice For Vacancies In Teaching

Once the question of when to apply for vacancies in teaching is over with, the question becomes one of how. Application procedures will differ from job to job, but many teaching applications require you to hand in a CV. Along with your personal statement, your CV is the backbone of your application for teachers job vacancies. It is therefore very important that you supply your hopefully future employer with a fully rounded and completely accurate resume. The most important thing to think about with a teaching CV, is that you should prominently highlight the experience and qualifications that are most relevant to the teaching job you are applying for. Remember that each job will be different and the emphasis you place on certain skills will change depending on the post. You should make sure to mention any and all relevant qualifications, but specifically the details of your teacher training. Go into some depth and mention any relevant modules from your degree. You should also mention any school experience you have already acquired, specifically that which is relevant to the age range you are applying for. If you have any other teaching, training or supporting experience that shows commitment to children and young people, or specific love of your subject then ensure this stands out and isn’t just added as an afterthought. Ultimately though, you will need to find the teaching vacancies before you can apply, and the best place to do this is at Talented Teacher Jobs.

Look For Teaching Vacancies Here At Talented Teacher Jobs

At Talented Teacher Jobs, you will be able to choose from a range of teaching vacancies. We aim to congregate all the teaching jobs in one place, to make it easier for you to find your perfect job. We are the favourite choice for schools and academies across the UK. This is because they know that we are a familiar name who can reach qualified, excellent teachers to fill their vacancies. To find your next job, head over to and create a job alert, or leave us a message if you have any questions.

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Teaching job vacancies cover all aspects of teaching, including teaching at EYFS level. EYFS stands for Early Years Foundation Stage and is one of the most important levels of teaching in a child’s educational life. What is the EYFS and would it suit you? It’s not for everyone, but it could be for you.

EYFS covers children from birth to 5 years old and includes pre-schools and nurseries. In a school, this is one of many special teaching jobs that relates to reception classes. Reception class is the first year of full time education, and as such can be an extremely challenging environment to work in. It can also be wonderfully rewarding. Sometimes, children in reception class may never have been away from their parents before. This is because nursery and pre-school classes are not compulsory, and some parents may choose not to send their child for a variety of reasons. For these children, starting school can be a daunting and confusing experience. Others may never have been in large classes before, and others still may have problems with basic functions such as toilet training and using a knife and fork. Some will be just four years old, and the youngest in the class may not turn five until the end of the summer term. In these kinds of teaching vacancies, it is essential to have a combination of patience, discipline, authority and teaching ability. You must also be able to impart in parents the confidence that their child is safe and happy at school.

Good reception class teachers are always sought after; could you be the teacher who changes a child’s life for the better forever? Take a look at our Talented Teacher Jobs website at or call us on 0330 124 2022 and see where you could be filling teaching job vacancies. It’s an exciting prospect.

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Teachers vacancies can open up due to new schools being built, retirement, or simply because of a greater demand. Demand is especially high when it comes to teaching languages. If this is an option that interests you, how can you qualify in it and what do you need to do?

Now that the curriculum states that all children must learn at least one foreign language starting in primary school, more language teachers are needed than ever before. The most common languages taught in school are French, Spanish and German but some schools offer alternatives. These include Italian, Mandarin, Russian, Urdu and more. If you want teaching vacancies for languages then you must be competent, confident, and fluent in a foreign language. You can either be a native speaker, or you can have a university degree in a language, for example. As long as you can demonstrate extensive knowledge of the subject, you will be able to teach it. It is also helpful to understand the culture of the country whose language you are teaching, or to be willing to learn more about it. This is important since part of learning a language is to learn about the people who speak it. You may be required – or may wish – to organise schools trips abroad, particularly for older children, or special lessons and themed days within school. You will, of course, also need to be a qualified teacher in order to carry out teaching jobs. This can be obtained through attending a PGCE course, a Schools Direct scheme, a SCITT course, or a Teach First traineeship.

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Teachers job vacancies are for everyone with a teaching qualification, but the well-known Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is not the only way in which these necessary qualifications can be obtained. What are the recognised alternatives to the PGCE route into teaching and who can benefit from them?

One way to get a qualification for teaching jobs is the SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) course. This is a yearlong course that is completely hands on. You will be working within a classroom environment in either a primary or secondary school, and at the end of the year, you will receive your Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This is not a free way to learn, as there are fees payable, but if you specialise in either maths of science there are bursaries available. Another way into teaching is the Schools Direct programme. This is similar to the SCITT course, but the big difference is that you will be guaranteed one of the teaching vacancies at the school when you finish your course. This is, of course, dependent on your passing the Schools Direct initiative. Schools Direct also has the bonus of those on the course being paid a salary. For those who are keen to try a challenge, the final route into teaching is Teach First. Again, this is similar to SCITT and Schools Direct, but the schools chosen to participate are those that are struggling. You will receive your QTS and leadership training with this option.

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Job vacancies in education mean that more student teachers are needed to fill the positions as they qualify. Some might be worried about affording the PGCE course that they need to complete after their degree in order to gain their teaching qualification.

Now, however, is an excellent time to work towards qualifications for teaching jobs because there are some great bursaries and funding options available to everyone. So what are the options? It is possible to gain a bursary, or even a scholarship, worth up to £30,000. This money is tax free and would pay for all courses and course material, allowing you to concentrate solely on your work. You can also work while you train – there are specific School Direct courses that will give you a salary of up to £25,000 and still allow you time to continue your education. This course requires that you are a graduate, and that you’ve been working for at least three years – but this can be in any profession, it does not have to be teaching. Once you apply, you will be selected by a school where you will work for the duration of your course. You can even be funded to take a course in a subject that will help your teaching career if your original degree isn’t suitable. How much you receive, and your eligibility in general, depends on the subject you choose. With all this help, teaching vacancies will soon be filled with newly qualified teachers.

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Job vacancies for teachers can sometimes come up in a school when the previous teacher retires. It can be hard to fill the shoes of a teacher who has been in a school for many years, but a worthy challenge too. And of course, teaching is hard work, so retirement is always well earned.

What happens when a teacher retires and someone else takes over their teaching jobs? Teachers are actually entitled to a special teachers’ pension. This comes into effect when the person benefiting becomes 60 if they were a teacher before 2007. If they became a teacher after 2007, then currently the pension age is 65, although this could rise. Current contribution rates range from 7.4% to 11.7%; it depends on how much the teacher earns as to how much they need to contribute. Someone on a salary of less than £26,000 per year would contribute 7.4%. This increases up to 11.7% for a salary of more than £75,000 a year. It is also possible for teachers to work on something called a ‘phased retirement’. This means that their working hours are reduced – they effectively work part time – and they can withdraw part of their pension in advance to make up for the shortfall in salary. This is another time when part time teaching vacancies come up, with the view of them becoming full time later on. Vacancies at this point are good for everyone involved since the previous incumbent of the role will be on hand to offer advice and show the newcomer how things are done.

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Education job vacancies can be found quickly online, applied for in moments, and filled with little effort once the right position has been discovered. But is it worth doing? There is huge job satisfaction, but are other aspects of the compensation package on a par with other professions that require the same training and dedication?

Teaching jobs are often thought to be low paying, with long hours. But the rewards of the work make up for it all in terms of the difference a teacher can make to a child’s life. This is why, despite some concern over pay and conditions, so many people still want to be teachers. When you go into teaching as a Newly qualified teacher (often called NQTs) you will work on a salary scale which, in England and Wales, starts at £22,244 and rises year on year until it reaches £32,831. In Northern Ireland the starting salary is a little lower at £21,804, and this rises to £31,868. In London, pay is often higher since the cost of living is more in the Capital. London waiting is added to the basic salary to compensate for the higher cost of living. Teacher salaries are dependent on the roles they take on and the amount of responsibility they have. A head of subject, or head of year, with earn more than a class teacher; other teaching vacancies with responsibilities include responsibility for additional needs, or child protection. For head teachers, the minimum salary is £43,665 (£50,966 in London) and the maximum is £107,210 (£114,437 in London).

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