What is the Westminster NQT pool?

For new teachers coming on to the market, getting your first teaching position can be daunting. One way to access your first teaching job is to apply to a pool. Many local authorities run pools for NQTs.

Westminster operates a pool for Newly Qualified Teachers who are looking to begin their first teaching job and their induction year. Successful applicants to the pool are not guaranteed a teaching position but being in the pool gives you better access to NQT positons in our school.

NQT induction is a compulsory period of time that NQTs must undertake, providing them with a combination of monitoring, assessment, training, support and guidance to help them through their first year of teaching.

If your application is successful  then your details will be placed on the primary NQT pool database, and as NQT teaching positions become available, headteachers will consult the primary NQT pool database.

Secondary school teachers

Westminster does not offer a pool system for secondary Newly Qualified Teachers. Secondary schools and academies in Westminster prefer to manage their own recruitment process and advertise independently in the Times Educational Supplement and on the council's website. However, you may find our guide to schools and pupils in Westminster helpful.

Current teaching vacancies in Westminster

Last updated: 4 January 2019
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