Finding your first NQT position

Finding the right school to begin your teaching career is very important. Your first few years as a qualified teacher will be rewarding but challenging, so give yourself the best start by choosing your school carefully.

We’ve prepared some advice in a downloadable booklet, below. It will guide you through some of the special considerations teachers of physics (specialist and non-specialist) should take into account. Plus, teachers who are experienced in recruiting new staff to their departments offer important hints and tips for your interview.

Download the guide

Please note that the advice in this publication is based on the English teacher training system. We are developing more specific resources for Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

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