Jump to main content
Search
shortlist register contact us menu
Why your school could really benefit from hiring an early career teacher

Why Your School Could Really Benefit From Hiring an Early Career Teacher

Date posted : 23 June 2021

Hiring early career teachers (ECTs; formerly known as NQTs) comes with its challenges. You will need a level of patience as your newly qualified educators settle into their roles. However, senior leadership teams within schools should not overlook their value. These teachers are eager to bring a host of new ideas and point out where there is room for improvement. This makes them essential to any school that wants to remain at the forefront of education.

According to a study by the Department for Education, early career teachers build confidence and experience quickly. When supported properly, they can become an invaluable part of school life in no time. This research also highlights the importance of early engagement, where newly qualified teachers are given a head start in understanding your school’s arrangements before officially commencing with their teaching post.

Teaching Personnel understands well the crucial roles that ECTs play, having placed thousands into rewarding posts at schools over the years. With our insight and experience, we have identified the main benefits of bringing an early career teacher to your school:

1. Early career teachers are enthusiastic

Most newly qualified teachers are overjoyed to put their newfound knowledge to practice and are enthusiastic about starting their careers. This positive outlook can prompt an early career educator to help manage extracurricular activities, contribute resources, and build relationships with colleagues and students. This influx of energy spreads throughout departments and can inspire senior teachers to reignite their enthusiasm for the job.

2. Their knowledge is up to date

Teachers with years of experience under their belts are indispensable to a workforce. However, ECTs have been exposed to the most recent educational research and technologies, giving them the upper hand when it comes to introducing new teaching techniques. This fresh knowledge stimulates senior colleagues to keep their knowledge relevant and ensures a school has the right blend of tried-and-tested and progressive teaching styles.

3. ECTs ask thought-provoking questions

Early career teachers are brimming with questions in their first year. This gives senior leaders some unexpected opportunities to readdress aspects of school life that may be ready for a bit of development. Questions also encourage seniors to take their leadership roles more seriously because they require thought-provoking answers that keep them on their toes.

4. They have fresh perspectives

There is a reason that businesses often hire unqualified candidates and train them up on the job. While tried-and-tested techniques are always valuable, a fresh pair of eyes can make a surprisingly large amount of difference.

In this case, the ECTs already have the qualification and theoretical understanding of teaching. They just need the opportunity to apply their knowledge. When primary schools and secondary schools hire early education teachers who have not yet been influenced by the quotidian tasks of teaching, they invite people to challenge the status quo.

5. They have useful outside experience

ECTs come from all walks of life. Some may have switched careers, bringing insights and perspectives from other sectors to the table. Others will be fresh out of education, ready to share ideas inspired by their own educational experiences.

These alternative experiences can keep a school system stimulated and open to dynamic learning , an important component of a modern-day education system.

Bring new educators into your school with Teaching Personnel

If you are looking for staff, whether they’re early career teachers or long-established educators, Teaching Personnel can help.

We are the UK's leading education recruitment agency. Every academic year we provide staff to over 5,000 schools, delivering a national service on a local scale from our 80 branches. If you would like us to help you fill your school with the best teachers in the UK, contact us to start the conversation.

List #1

Related posts

Your Easter 2024 Payroll

Teaser

Educators

Content Type

TP-Posts

Publish date

DD03YY

Summary

Planning for the Easter break? The Teaching Personnel payroll team wants to make sure you get paid on time. This table outlines the Easter 2024 payroll date, along with the corresponding deadline

Teaser

Read more
Adam Davies

by

Adam Davies

Adam Davies

by

Adam Davies

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Working as a Supply Teacher
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Working as a Supply Teacher

Teaser

Supply Teaching

Content Type

TP-Posts

Publish date

DD01YY

Summary

Table of Contents 1. Why do people become supply teachers? 2. What does it take to become a supply teacher? 3. How can I find work as a supply teacher? <!-- b--> 4. How shou

Teaser

All your common questions about supply teaching answered

Read more
Alex Schulte

by

Alex Schulte

Alex Schulte

by

Alex Schulte

Navigating the Challenges of SEN Provision: A Call to Action in 2024

Teaser

Educators

Content Type

TP-Posts

Publish date

DD01YY

Summary

Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision in schools is a critical aspect of education that demands attention in 2024. According to the Department for Education, over 1.5 million pupils in England

Teaser

Dive into the critical world of Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision with eye-opening statistics and real challenges faced by schools. Discover the importance of tailored support and the impact on learners.

Read more
Recruitment and Retention for MAT Leaders

Teaser

Multi-Academy Trusts

Content Type

TP-Posts

Publish date

DD11YY

Summary

Laura Williams is an education leadership coach with fifteen years of leadership experience in education across business, operations, HR, finance and governance. She is a former Business Manager, CO

Teaser

Read more

by

Scott Owen

by

Scott Owen

Addressing Bullying: Transforming "Banter" into Respectful Dialogue

Teaser

Educators

Content Type

TP-Posts

Publish date

DD11YY

Summary

Creating a safe and nurturing environment for pupils is paramount in the age of evolving social dynamics. One issue that has gained significant attention in recent years is the distinction between

Teaser

Addressing the fine line between banter and bullying. Learn how seemingly harmless 'banter' can take a dark turn into hurtful bullying and the impact it has on students' well-being.

Read more
Adam Davies

by

Adam Davies

Adam Davies

by

Adam Davies

view of young girl with glasses from behind working on school work
Teaching Personnel and Ark Curriculum Plus Delivering Mathematics Mastery

Teaser

Educators

Content Type

TP-Posts

Publish date

DD11YY

Summary

Shadow education secretary Bridget Phillipson addressed the Labour Party conference in October, where she announced plans to reform primary maths. Currently, one in four children leave primary school

Teaser

Discover how Teaching Personnel and Ark Curriculum Plus are revolutionizing primary math education in Leeds, Liverpool, Preston, and Sheffield.

Read more
Teacher in shirt and tie supervising students at desks taking exams in a school hall
How to Prepare Pupils for Their Mock Exams: A Guide for Educators

Teaser

Tips and Advice

Content Type

TP-Posts

Publish date

DD10YY

Summary

Mock exams are a crucial milestone in a pupil's academic journey, serving as a practice run for the real deal. As educators, you play a pivotal role in helping pupils navigate through these trial ex

Teaser

Our educator's guide offers tips to prepare students for mock exams, helping them gain confidence and perform well.

Read more
How to create a teacher supply pool this term

Teaser

Educators

Content Type

TP-Posts

Publish date

DD09YY

Summary

In the fast-moving world of education, headteachers and schools face the challenge of ensuring a continuous and reliable supply of qualified teachers. Unforeseen teacher absences due to staff sickness

Teaser

Learn how to build a resilient supply pool of trusted teachers with Teaching Personnel to combat shortages, reduce costs, and enhance education quality.

Read more
How to Survive Your PGCE: Essential Tips for Aspiring Educators

Teaser

Educators

Content Type

TP-Posts

Publish date

DD09YY

Summary

Embarking on the journey to become an educator is both exhilarating and demanding. The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is crucial to achieving your teaching ambitions. The road ahead

Teaser

In this comprehensive guide, brought to you by Teaching Personnel, we'll delve into valuable insights and actionable tips to help you navigate this transformative phase of your professional development.

Read more
5 Tips for Managing Your Teaching Workload

Teaser

Educators

Content Type

TP-Posts

Publish date

DD08YY

Summary

Teaching is a rewarding profession that plays a crucial role in shaping our society's future. However, it comes with its challenges. The workload can be demanding, which might sometimes lead to feelin

Teaser

Teaching is a rewarding profession that plays a crucial role in shaping our society's future. However, it comes with its challenges. The workload can be demanding, which might sometimes lead to feelings of stress.

Read more
company logo
Search