The Staffroom

Career advice for teachers looking for a new role


NQT career guide

We have gathered up advice from our expansive network of teachers and education recruitment consultants across the country to provide you with top tips for your NQT year.


Top tips on lesson planning

Planning lessons can be time consuming and stressful, even for an experienced teacher. We know everyone has their own style, but we hope these tips from some of the teachers we work with will help ...


15 tips for surviving your NQT year

Alice, a History teacher who qualified in 2015, shares her top tips to surviving your NQT year. Alice is now Head of History and Head of year in a Secondary School in North West England.


Tips for a classroom observation

Ofsted lesson observations have changed. Ofsted no longer award a grade for the quality of teaching for individual lessons visited and they do not expect schools to use the Ofsted evaluation schedu...


Get your teaching application form right

So, whether you’re applying for a teaching post directly with a school or through an agency, there will be an application form. And getting it right is as important as getting the cover letter, CV,...


Tips on writing your teaching cover letter

A covering letter is an important addition to your application form and/or CV, and it adds a lot of depth to your application. However, many education professionals struggle to create a strong lett...