Early Career Teacher (ECT)

Job Description

Are you graduating as an Early Career Teacher (ECT) this year and are looking for teaching work in September?

Whether you are looking for a full class planning role or would like to gain more experience in the classroom covering short-term and day-to-day supply needs – we can help you to secure your first teaching position.

We can offer you a variety of work in various schools, teaching across Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2); giving you valuable teaching experience. We can even help to find you a school to support your ECT induction.

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:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) qualification.
  • Experience teaching in a primary school such as on a placement.
  • Confidence in teaching primary lessons to all abilities.
  • A passion for education and a desire to create better outcomes for all of your students.
  • Be adaptable and reliable, reacting with confidence to new challenges.
  • A minimum of 2 excellent references required, including a school reference.

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

  • A competitive salary of up to £154 per day which equates to £30,000 based on working 5 days a week for the full school year
  • 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 on-going CPD opportunities

We have strong links with a variety of Primary Schools in the Cheltenham area, including schools in Spring Bank, Rowanfield, Benhall, Montpellier, The Reddings and Prestbury.

If you are an Early Careers Teacher who is passionate about education and you are looking for your first teaching position in September, please apply now or call Savvas Yiacoumi at Flourish Education to 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.