We’re continually improving Luton’s future. Ever-evolving our town to be vibrant, ambitious, innovative and proud. That means we work hard to ensure our pupil's education flourishes. And, just as importantly, we want our people to feel supported to grow – giving them all the tools to learn and develop. This is what you'll get teaching in Luton.
% of teachers who received leadership training went on to get senior roles in the last 12 months
% of secondary trainee teachers who trained locally are now employed in Luton
% of primary trainee teachers who trained locally are now employed in Luton
% of teachers felt their support and training in Luton prepared them well for their next step
We know how daunting starting a new career can be, so our schools work closely with our local training providers to make things as easy as possible. Our local training providers run a primary NQT induction programme to get you settled and offer some fantastic support and guidance, to help you succeed in your first year.
And just to make it even sweeter - did you know that if you work in a Luton school you can be reimbursed for your student loan if you've qualified to teach specialist subjects such as Science and languages in secondary schools, then click here to see if you’re eligible.
Are you ready to join us? Take a look at our latest NQT jobs here!
Are you looking to return to teaching?
The Department for Education (DfE) run a ‘return to teaching’ programme for those specialising in languages, maths or physics to ease you back in. The course offers:
-one-to-one support from a dedicated adviser, including help in assessing your readiness in returning to teach, and access to helpful resources to build your confidence
-access to a subject specialist training course
-information on vacancies in your local area, help with your application and interview tips
Depending on your circumstances, you could also receive tax-free financial support and be linked to a school for extra training.
If you’re interested, you’ll need to register with DfE. You can call them 0800 389 2500 or click here.
As we said earlier, there’s something to be said about our training and support. Working alongside our two local teaching school alliances, our schools are able to offer a wide range of training and development. We have strong partnerships with:
-Chiltern Teaching School Alliance
-Luton First Teaching School Alliance
-Luton Schools Support Services
If you’re a qualified teacher from the EEA (including Northern Ireland, Rep of Ireland & Scotland) then you’ll need to get clearance from UK Government National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) before applying for our teaching jobs. The NCTL will then decide if you’ll need to complete a statutory induction period.
If you’re a qualified teacher from outside of the EEA (inc Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the United States of America), you’ll need to visit the UK Government Department for Education (DfE) website for more information on the requirements and qualifications needed to teach in England. For more information, please clickhere.
Being a leader in a school could encompass a number of different roles, from taking charge of a year group or a particular key stage, all the way up to becoming a Deputy or Head Teacher. In these areas you’ll have a large influence in the school, setting high standards and ensuring continuous improvement throughout the school.
If this is your goal, Luton schools offer a Leadership Development Scheme for BME leaders through the Chiltern Learning Alliance where opportunities to study towards the Headship qualification are available.