Working in Schools
Vacancies in schools and how to apply
If you are looking for a job in a Cambridgeshire school you will need to search for vacancies advertised on the following websites:
If you are looking for a teaching post in a secondary school, adverts may also appear in:
In all cases, you should apply directly to the school in which there is a vacancy.
Newly Qualified Teachers
Cambridgeshire recruits some 200 NQTs each year who are employed in infant, junior, primary, secondary and special schools. If you are an NQT seeking a post in Cambridgeshire you should follow the general recruitment advice provided above.
For more information download the attached NQT leaflet or follow the link to NQT Information:
Routes into teaching
Teaching offers you all the opportunities, training and support and rewards you need to develop and build a stimulating and successful career.
There are several routes into teaching depending on your qualifications and experience. All of the options are explained in full on the Teaching Agency website.
If you are a graduate and you are looking to train in a secondary school, then you may be interested in the local Graduate Teacher Programme which is managed by The Cambridge Partnership.
Becoming a teaching assistant
If you are interested in becoming a teaching assistant in a Cambridgshire school you will need to search for vacancies as detailed above. The following websites provide more information about the role, qualifications and experience:
If you have no experience working in a classroom it is recommended that you undertake voluntary work at a local school.
Although it is not a mandatory requirement, you may also like to consider gaining a qualification to develop your skills and knowledge. The following local colleges offer nationally recognised qualifications for teaching assistants:
Cambridge Regional College
Contact: Judith Ward firstname.lastname@example.org
Huntingdonshire Regional College
Contact: Lynn Tranter email@example.com
Local Authority Contacts
For teaching staff: Barbara Deacon, Workforce Development Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org 01223 715313
For support staff: Anna-Marie Cooper, Workforce Development Adviser
email@example.com 01480 379681