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Teacher Recruitment

On the job teacher training is a popular choice, encouraged by government initiatives, to recruit teachers into schools.

Independent schools are able to offer jobs to graduates, allowing them to train to gain their Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) whilst working. To find more information for schools on initial teacher training, see the ISC Teacher Training website.

Routes into Teaching

There are two routes graduates can take into teaching in an independent school. One is based at a university; the other is to train on the job. The first route means they get a qualification and then get a job. The second route means they get a job and then get a qualification.

  • University course

Graduates can apply for a one year University course, a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) and apply for a job during the year-long course. Most PGCE courses will lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

  • On the job training

Graduates can obtain a job and be trained by the school while in post. Increasingly this training is being formalised and leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with QTS.

ISC Teacher Training is for graduates who want to become a teacher in an ISC school and ISC schools who want to train teachers