For many years we have been helping newly qualified teachers begin their teaching careers in our schools.

Our annual Primary NQT recruitment campaign selects the best prepared Primary ITT students for schools which are thinking of appointing an NQT.

Secondary ITT students are currently able to access NQT vacancies via individual school websites and our current vacancies page.

Applying to the NQT Pool

Are you a PGCE, BA (hons) Education student (or equivalent) and graduating with UK Primary Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)?

Great – you’re in exactly the right place to look for your first teaching position, complete your Induction Year and kick start your career.

  • Primary NQTs

The majority of primary first teaching appointments in Hounslow schools are made through our Primary NQT Pool. This service, managed by the Schools’ Workforce Development Team, is accessible to all Hounslow primary schools. Headteachers are involved in all stages of the recruitment process.

Our Primary NQT Pool is now closed. To view our job vacancies please visit our Job Search page.

  • Secondary NQTs

If you are a Secondary NQT, you can apply directly to schools for any vacancies you see advertised. Please visit our Jobs page for details of our current vacancies or our Secondary school page  

If you are a Primary or Secondary ITT student searching for an NQT position for September 2019 or January 2020, please join our mailing list for details of NQT-suitable vacancies. 


With over 95% of our schools graded Good or Outstanding by OFSTED and rising results in all areas, there has never been a better time to Teach Hounslow.

Our Primary NQT Pool is now closed.

If you are seeking an NQT position for September 2019 or January 2020, please join our mailing list by emailing cpd@hounslow.gov.uk 

Our Pool system is supported by the following documentation: 

Job Description

Person Specification

3 Key Questions

Primary NQT Pool appointment process - How does it work?


Recruiting an NQT for your school

We know that managing the staffing levels of your school can be time-consuming and that often you’ll have had little preparation for it. That’s why we provide the Primary NQT Pool for schools who are in need of a newly qualified teacher to join their school.

I need an NQT - how can you help?

Our extensive recruitment campaign means that we take care of the short listing and vetting of suitable candidates for you. With a bespoke online application system, we attract people with a genuine interest in applying to Hounslow.

Only those candidates with a passion for teaching and who are fully prepared for starting their career as a teacher make it through to interview.

Our interview sessions are conducted with panels comprising  Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers and other staff well experienced in the recruitment and induction of newly qualified teachers.

Those candidates who successfully pass through the interview stage are recommended to schools for consideration for appointment.

Our primary pool has been running for a number of years and is built on great working relationships with schools and local initial teacher training providers (ITTs). We listen to feedback and respond – thereby providing schools with a specialist service built on local knowledge.

We are in the best position to help you recruit newly qualified teachers to your school. 

Call us today on 020 8583 4146 

NQT Induction

Your NQT Induction year is the final stage of your qualification and one where the level of support around you is essential to your success. 

Successfully completing an NQT Induction year is a statutory requirement if you wish to pursue a career in the maintained sector.

Hounslow recognises that your Induction Year is one of the most significant parts of your career, which is why we offer schools the opportunity to purchase attendance, for those undertaking statutory NQT Induction, at an extensive training programme held at HPDC. Our three term programme is organised into separate morning sessions for KS2 and KS1/EYs NQTs and has been planned with reference to the Teachers’ Standards 2012. School based practitioners, head teachers, consultants and LA colleagues lead the individual sessions. These are designed to enable NQTs to extend the knowledge and skills acquired through their initial teacher training by exploring issues on a wider level, sharing good practice and networking with colleagues. 

A supportive environment

If you attend our NQT Induction programme, you will find yourself part of a community that knows what that first year of teaching is like. NQTs from schools across the borough come together for mutual support and networking opportunities, meaning you don’t feel alone and can share information and practice. 

Opportunities are provided in sessions for questioning, discussion and reflection. As a participant you will be encouraged to contribute to discussion groups and take part in activities in order to strengthen your induction experience. It’s intended that attendance at the programme will have a positive impact on your practice in the classroom and extend your knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the professional. Our NQT programme is rated as an excellent resource by our NQTs and schools and can be a significant element in your overall programme of induction with us.

For more information about the NQT Induction programme please call 020 8583 3915.

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