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Finding Teaching Jobs to Suit you in Peterborough

Posted on April 30, 2018 at 7:37 pm

As a teacher, there is no clear cut line about what does and doesn’t make a good teaching job. There will be jobs that suit your interests, teaching abilities and personality, and this will be different in every single teacher. This makes it hard to say that there is such a thing as a good teaching job – it is much more a case of there being teaching jobs that will suit you. When searching for teaching jobs Peterborough, you need to know what to look out for if you are going to find the roles that will work best for you.

Step 1: Deciding on your non negotiable job aspects 

For every teacher, there will be one compromise that is a compromise too far. In order to find the right job for you, it is important to have a clear idea of what will be too much of a compromise for you. You can also look at it the other way around, and decide on the things that are the absolute essentials for any new job role. It could be that you just could not imagine yourself working in Peterborough city, as you are much more interested in working in a small village school. Perhaps you want a promotion, and you won’t accept a new role unless it is going to challenge you. Maybe you want to work part time, and will only accept flexible work as a supply teacher. Whatever it is that is important to you, be clear on it in your own mind. This will really help streamline your job search.

Step 2: Begin looking for job roles 

If you are interesting in supply teaching in Peterborough, then you will be able to find work all year round. As a permanent teacher, you will need to look at certain times of the year. You can look online, and you can also register with teaching recruitment agencies. These are specialist agencies that recruit for teaching positions, so they will have lots of job roles that are suitable for you. You will usually be assigned a specialist recruitment professional who will manage the process for you, so as they get to know your needs, they can pick out the jobs that most closely match with your requirements.

Step 3: Shortlist roles and begin applying 

If you want to find the right role, make sure you don’t rush the process. The perfect teaching job won’t appear overnight – it might, but that would be incredibly lucky if it did. If you work with an agency, they will be able to submit your CV on your behalf to see if the school is interested in you, which will also make the application process much quicker. If you are successful at this stage, then schools will begin to invite you for interviews and you will get to spend a day there, giving you a good idea of whether you like the school and the atmosphere. Soon, you will get to know schools well in the Peterborough area, and you will know where you want to teach.

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