Newly Qualified Teachers and returners to teaching

The 2015 Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT) Primary Pool will be open for applications on 17 November 2014. Please read the information, introduction letter and guidance notes below before completing your online application.

Completing your application

Your online supporting statement must address the person specification (see guidance notes). The supporting statement has a 1200 word limit and it must reflect your own personal philosophy of education.

If selected for interview, you will be required to sign all declaration sections on your application form.

If selected for interview you will be required to confirm that you have passed the skills tests in literacy, numeracy and ICT. You will be required to provide originals or certified copies of certificates.

Key dates

  • Primary pool applications close on 23 February 2015.
  • Primary pool interviews will take place in the last week of April 2015.

It is possible to save an incomplete application and return to complete it at a later date. You will be asked to provide login details at the beginning of the registration process that you can later use if you return to complete your application.

Teaching in Richmond

The professional support and development you will receive as a newly qualified teacher in the London Borough of Richmond will be outstanding, and the friendly atmosphere in all schools will make your first appointment a memorable one.

Here in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames we offer:

  • An outstanding induction programme, with time off each week to attend a centrally provided induction programme.
  • Well resourced and friendly schools with excellent national recognition.
  • Innovative housing support.
  • A beautiful, green, leafy borough.
  • £500 payment upon completion of 10 days spent in the school that you have been appointed to during the month of July (this payment will be received on 25 August subject to agreement of the governing body).
  • Fortnightly payments of the first two months salary upon request.
  • Outer London Weighting Allowance.

We promote a strong work/life balance to all our employees and during the NQT induction programme there are opportunities to network and socialise with colleagues. If you are new to the area or you are currently living outside of the borough find out more about how to enjoy your leisure time in this beautiful borough at www.visitrichmond.co.uk.

Thinking about returning to teaching?

In the first instance you should contact the Teaching Agency to register your interest and to receive current information about return to teaching courses. You will be able to find out details of a course located closest to where you are living.

View the Teaching Agency, Get into teaching website, or alternatively, speak directly to an advisor on 0845 085 0971.

Contact the Children's Workforce Development Team

If you have any questions, contact the Children's Workforce Development Team.

Email: workforcedev@richmond.gov.uk

We welcome your application to join our dynamic School Workforce.

Updated: 30 May 2014