92% of secondary students in Luton attend a school rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. We’re ranked in the top five ‘most improved borough in the country’ for reading, spelling, maths and punctuation.
Newly qualified teachers are a huge part of this success. They have fresh perspectives, ideas, and skills to inspire students – helping them realise their full potential. It’s why we love welcoming those ready to spark imaginations, and change futures.
Across all our schools, everyone supports one another and there’s ample opportunity to quickly progress in your career. Our diverse, vibrant communities bring varied and interesting challenges for teachers. So to help you develop and strengthen your skills, you’ll have access to an array of invaluable training courses.
NQTs in Luton can benefit from our extensive Induction Programme. Over a series of sessions,you’ll gain a brilliant introduction to life as a teacher. Topics include teaching and learning, classroom and behaviour management, working with parents, and special educational needs. By the end of the programme, you’ll have the very best foundation to build a long-lasting, rewarding career with us.
£22,917 - £33,824
For full-time teachers (pro-rata for part time)
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We understand how demanding this training year is. So to make the application process a whole lot easier, you don’t need to complete a supporting statement with your online application form. Instead, we’ll assess whether you meet the essential criteria when you come along for the interview.
Having submitted an online application form, you’ll be invited to a one-off selection day at a host school. It’s broken down into three sections: written exercise, classroom observation, and an interview.
During the day, you’ll complete a written exercise and then two headteachers (or deputy headteachers) will observe you teaching a lesson. This is followed by an interview with two different headteachers, and a central learning and teaching consultant.
If you’re successful on the selection day, your details get circulated to all participating schools. And if a headteacher feels you’re exactly who they need, you’ll be invited to visit the school. You won’t need to do a further formal interview, but the visit will give you the opportunity to meet staff and students. Apply here!
Just like the Primary pool, you don’t need to complete a supporting statement with your online application form. Instead, we’ll assess whether you meet the essential criteria when you come along for the interview.
Your completed application form will then be sent to participating schools with vacancies. If a school has an opportunity that’s perfect for you, they’ll invite you along for an interview.
Each school has their own recruitment process, but the selection day will include a written exercise, a classroom observation, and an interview. Apply here!
It goes without saying that our schools are well and truly part of Luton’s fabric (with a few awards to boot):St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School – International School Award
All our teachers are united by a drive to see students truly shine. It’s the spark in their eyes when they’ve cracked a tricky problem. It’s the eureka moment after months of simply not getting it. That’s what motivates us. But why choose Luton?
“Teaching in Luton is really rewarding because of the diverse breadth of students in your classroom. Yes, it can be challenging - but that’s what makes it so exciting. Every day brings something new, and even after a hard week it’s completely worth it. This gives you the strength and motivation to push the students’ academic and personal progress in whatever challenges they’re facing.”
Jordan Campbell, Head of Design and Technology, Lea Manor High School
“There are so many reasons why teaching in Luton is enjoyable and fulfilling. While there are barriers to overcome, achieving a successful outcome is extremely satisfying. And I always go home knowing that I’ve had a hugely positive impact on the children in my class.”
Kirsty McLaren, Teacher, Farley Junior School
“Luton is a fantastic place to work as a primary school teacher. There’s great talent and potential to be unlocked in each child. Luton’s vibrant, multicultural and diverse communities provide a unique working experience. It’s really enriched my journey in becoming a teacher.”
Syed Rahman, Teacher, The Meads Primary School
“Having done a school placement in Luton, I applied for the primary pool. I found myself surrounded by like-minded people who wanted me to do well. After completing the interview process at Whitefield Primary School, I fell in love with the enthusiasm and friendliness of the students. Over the last five years I’ve been able to progress my career, and I’m now working as a key stage leader - and mentoring an NQT.”
Skye Clay, Teacher, Whitefield Primary School