NQT Interview Masterclass

Our permanent team are excited to announce a very special and exclusive event that we have created specifically for NQTs! 


We have arranged for Justin James, Executive Headteacher to do a presentation plus Q&A session which is designed to give those attending a massive head start when it comes to securing that all important NQT induction year! 


Justin will be presenting, offering interview guidance and Senior Leadership Team insights which will help you get the role you want quickly. 


Plus, the masterclass is completely free, and we will provide you with refreshments on the day!


When? Tuesday 19th February at 2pm at our London office. Hurry, as places are limited!


Meet Justin James

Justin is the founding Member and Chief Executive Officer of both the Lion Academy Trust and Lion Education Trusts. 


Justin has been a headteacher and executive headteacher for over ten years, an early year’s specialist, dive master and hockey coach. He was approached by the Department of Education in September 2011 to turn Barclay Primary School into a multi-academy trust and assume the role of Chief Executive Officer. 


With a history of only ever working in the most difficult schools with complex needs, high deprivation and mobility, and low outcomes, Justin led the formation of the Lion Academy Trust (2011) and the Lion Education Trust (2014) to provide structural solutions and support for schools in need of rapid and sustained improvement. 


Since 2012, Justin and his team have sponsored and converted three inner- and outer-London schools, in addition to the new 1,400-place secondary free school, set to open in September 2020. As the Executive Principal of Barclay Primary, Justin oversaw the achievement of the "outstanding" Ofsted judgment in April 2016 and continues to drive standards, aspirations and expectations across all the schools in the Trusts.


During his time overseeing the trusts, all the schools in the group have been rated as either Ofsted Good or Outstanding and are performing well. 


Helping you secure a great NQT role - key interview insights & strategies

During his talk, Justin will be explaining: 

  • What the interview process is
  • What Heads are looking for during lesson observations
  • What questions Heads will be asking and the top-level answers they are looking for


Justin will also provide inside information that should help give you the edge over other NQTs interviewing. Following the talk, there will be a Q and A session with both Justin and our Permanent Team Consultants. 


You can also take advantage of speaking with our consultants on the day to discuss schools that are keen to interview straight away. We already have a huge number of NQT specific vacancies that we will be keen to discuss!


Bring a Friend along

Even though places are limited, you are more than welcome to bring a friend from your teaching course along. Simply fill out their details as well on the form below so that we can book their place.

(Just don’t forget to get their permission first.)


PLUS, for any teacher, TA or support staff member that you refer to us (*who works with us), you will receive up to £100 plus an entry into our prize draw to win a £1,000 dining card to use at 1000’s of restaurants across the country! More referrals = more entries!


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The places for this event are limited so sign up now to secure your place!

When? Tuesday 19th February, 2019 at 2pm

Where? Tradewind Recruitment, 5th Floor, WeWork, Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NH

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