As an Early Careers Teacher, (previously NQT as we more commonly refer to), we appreciate that you have so much drive, enthusiasm and an abundance to offer in a busy learning environment; shaping up to be the most inspirational educators. So we want to help you out!

As an ECT, you will no doubt be weighing up what type of teaching role you want and what / where your ideal setting will be. Would you prefer a small, rural primary school, or a large academy in a bustling city? Or a specialist SEN provision? 

The beauty of registering with us during your final year is that you will gain exposure to as many different settings and teaching roles as you like, helping to develop your experience and enhance your teaching skills - all whilst still being able to work towards your Induction whilst on supply / long-term positions. 

So, can you complete your Induction whilst on supply? 

Yes you can! You can complete your Induction over three terms in three different schools or should we be able to secure you a long-term position of a full academic year in one school, this will also enable you to complete your Induction. Only placements of one full term will count towards your Induction, and you need to complete the full time equivalent of one full academic year. For example, if you work part-time on supply then you will need to serve induction for two academic years. For the latest ECT guidance on Induction, visit the National Union of Teachers Induction Guide here.

We also have a permanent division who can help alleviate the pressure and work hard on your behalf to help secure your ideal permanent role. No more filling out multiple application forms and scouring lots of different job sites, we take care of all of that for you.

CPD for ECTs

We have developed our CPD courses to help hone the necessary skills in the classroom you’ll need as an ECT, such as:

  • Interview Techniques
  • How to plan a good lesson in accordance with OFSTED
  • Effective Questioning in the Classroom
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) and Safeguarding
  • Supply Teaching Bible; for everyone new to supply
  • Creating Behaviour for Learning

Here at Tradewind, we have plenty of roles for ECTs in schools around the UK. Take a look at our latest ECT jobs below and once you've found the role for you, why not brush up on what to include in an ECT CV and cover letter?

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Latest jobs


£34514 - £51179 per annum


Barnet, London

**French and Spanish Teacher - Barnet, North West London **Ofsted 'Outstanding' mixed 11-18 school **KS3, 4 and 5 timetable, A level experience essential



£170 - £229 per day


Lewisham, London

A Lewisham primary school are looking for an experienced year 1 teacher to cover a maternity for the first term starting in September 2024.



£30000 - £46525 per annum


Northampton, Northamptonshire

EYFS, KS1 & KS2 Teachers - Northampton, Northamptonshire - 'Good' Ofsted - Immediate and September 2024 start - MPS/UPS



£34514 - £51179 per annum


Enfield, London

**Science Teacher - Enfield, North London **Physics, Chemistry or Biology specialisms considered **Ofsted 'Outstanding' school **Respectful students who are dedicated to learning



£154 - £212 per day


Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Year 4 Primary Teacher - Primary School in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire - M1 to M6 (£154 - 212 per day) - September 2024 Start



£30000 - £46525 per annum


Alconbury, Cambridgeshire

Year 2 Primary Teacher - Primary School in Alconbury, Cambridgeshire - MPS/UPS (paid to scale) - September 2024 Start - Fixed Term Contract for 1 year


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