Early Career Teacher

Job Description

ECT – Kings Heath   

Are you graduating as an Early Career Teacher (ECT) this year and wondering ‘what next’?

Flourish Education are working with Primary schools in and around Kings Heath and the surrounding areas, we are experiencing high demand for Qualified Primary Teachers.

We are recruiting for ECTs who are looking to gain additional experience in primary schools before beginning their journey to complete their ECT. We have a variety of roles available including day-to-day, short-term and long-term, temporary assignments.

We offer you a variety of roles across schools in Selly Oak and the surrounding areas, teaching across Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2); giving you valuable teaching experience.

Flourish Education are also offering Teaching Assistant roles for those who have not yet obtained QTS.

Working as an Early Career Teacher (ECT, formally known as NQT) you will:

  • Deliver exciting lessons to match the school’s teaching and learning strategies.
  • Work alongside support staff to ensure that the needs of all pupils are met.
  • Provide feedback to pupils, in line with the school’s policy.
  • Plan lessons effectively if it is a long-term full class role.
  • Attend meetings and training relevant to this role.
  • Communicate effectively with staff, pupils, and parents.
  • Set clear expectations for behaviour and learning in the classroom.

To apply for this Early Career Teacher (ECT, formally known as NQT) role you will need the following:

  • Currently completing a Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) Qualification.
  • Able to plan and/or deliver primary lessons to all abilities.
  • Experience working in Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1) or Key Stage 2 (KS2).
  • A passion for education and a desire to create better outcomes for all your pupils.
  • Be adaptable and reliable, reacting with confidence to new challenges.
  • A DBS on the Update Service or issued in the last 12 months.
  • A minimum of 2 references are required.

Working as an Early Career Teacher (formally known as NQT) for Flourish Education you will receive excellent benefits including:

  • A competitive salary of £125 to £154 per day which equates to £24,375 - £30,000 per annum based on working 5 days a week for the full school year and depending on experience.
  • The option of PAYE or Umbrella.
  • Holiday Pay - for PAYE candidates you accrue this at 14.36% of your day rate.
  • Pension Contributions.
  • Free Safeguarding Level 1, Prevent and FGM training.
  • Refer a Friend bonus scheme.
  • Regular contact throughout the registration process and once you are at work.
  • £100 welcome to the team bonus*
  • Your own dedicated consultant who will spend time getting to know you to ensure you are placed in schools that you will thrive in
  • Free ongoing CPD opportunities

We have strong links with a variety of primary schools across Kings Heath, this is easily accessible from Moor Green, Wake Green, Moseley, Balsall Heath, Edgbaston, Spark Hill, Hall Green and Billesley via Public Transport and car. Most Schools also offer onsite parking.

If you are an Early Career Teacher (ECT) who is passionate about education and you are looking for your first teaching position, please apply now or call Lizzy Francis-Drummond find out more information.


Flourish Education Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects every candidate to share this commitment. All candidates are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Flourish Education is acting as an employment and business agency.