Other conditions

Ensure these are openly discussed in the interview so you know exactly what is on offer.

  • workload (number of hours in the classroom, what level you are teaching each subject to, when you get to teach your specialism at A-level and any duties outside your subject teaching)
  • training (is the mentoring set-up they suggest enough for you, will you be able to access your mentor when you need them, what training outside the minimum NQT requirements will you be offered)
  • start date (however much you're looking forward to a break after your ITE, try to negotiate a start date at the beginning of July so you can start getting paid, whether on the instructor or main pay scale. This doesn't mean you can't sort out some time off before you start in September!)