Primary and early years first teaching posts

For primary and early years first teaching posts you can apply to the central pool database for posts suitable for NQTs starting in September 2017. Successful applications will be made available to schools in Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea, according to the applicant’s preferences.

Newly qualified teachers or teachers due to qualify with QTS this academic year are invited to apply to the pool which will close on the 6 March 2017. Applications which meet the selection criteria will be shortlisted and made available to schools who will then invite suitable candidates for interview according to the school’s requirements.

Acceptance to the pool does not guarantee employment. All offers of employment will be made by the individual school and will be dependent on accurate information being provided, the award of QTS, satisfactory checks and references.

First Appointment application form (DOC, 156KB)
Guidance notes (PDF, 104KB)

Applications should be completed electronically and sent as an email attachment to

Other ways to find teaching jobs

If you are not eligible to apply to the NQT pool database then there are several ways to apply for teaching positions in Westminster City Council schools:

  • Teaching jobs is advertises current vacancies in the borough (you can register for job alerts to keep up to date with vacancies as they are posted)
  • all schools in Westminster have their own website and most will include a jobs page where you can find current vacancies
  • the Times Educational Supplement and TES New Teachers are dedicated to supporting trainee and newly qualified teachers through the initial years of their career, offering advice, jobs, resources and information on school placements

Last updated: 24 October 2016
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