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Newly Qualified Teachers

Join a Bracknell Forest school

We have outstanding opportunities for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) in great schools with excellent professional development and support for your first year and beyond.

You will follow a managed led induction programme, supported by your personal mentor, to encourage you to reach your full potential throughout your career.

Our well-resourced schools provide the setting for you to flourish and develop. 

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Benefits of being a Bracknell Forest NQT


We offer training developed in line with changing requirements and adapted following feedback from previous NQTs.

The sessions are structured, professional and fun enabling interaction and the ability to network with other NQTs.

You will receive excellent ongoing support and training at the start of your teaching career and into subsequent years, including courses for those who aspire to and are recognised in their own school as potential leaders.


Unlike with some agency placements, as an employee of a Bracknell Forest school you receive pay in line with Teacher’s National Pay Conditions, including:

  • pay throughout school holidays
  • sick pay
  • maternity pay
  • pension scheme
  • option for July start

Working in a Bracknell Forest school entitles you to pay at the London Fringe level. This is approximately £1000 more than some neighbouring authorities.

Bracknell Forest are also in the pilot scheme for early career payment government initiatives and pay the highest in the Thames Valley area. For some secondary shortage subjects this means some recently qualified teachers can receive lump sum payments of up to £15,000.

Teachers of secondary shortage subjects working in Bracknell Forest schools can also receive refunds of their student loan payments for up to 10 years.

Apply to our pool system

We run an online pool system for primary and secondary school applicants. It’s a great way to cut down on the administration involved in finding your first position.

The majority of our schools choose to use our pool systems to fill autumn term vacancies suitable for NQTs. One application will enable you to be considered for all vacancies in Bracknell Forest. That’s 25 primary schools or 5 secondary schools with just one application.

Jobs are advertised from January onwards. Please register with us early for the widest choice of jobs.

Applying for a specific post

If you would prefer to apply for specific posts, we can keep you up to date with our latest vacancies by email.

Please send your contact details to and let us know:

  • whether you are primary or secondary trained
  • your specialist subject

Contact information

School Recruitment Team

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