Section 9

Unit 9.1: Applying for Jobs and Preparing for Your Induction Year

Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA):


Career Entry and Development Profile and support materials:
This material will deal with 2010 while an alternative format is developed.

Induction Support Programme for Newly Qualified Teachers, DfES/0458/2003:
This site also provides detailed guidance about induction.


The Daily Telegraph (Independent Schools):

The Guardian (Tuesdays):

The Independent (Thursdays):

The Times Educational Supplement (Fridays):

Most school vacancies are advertised in the above publications. Some of them operate an electronic job alert system.



The above three sites are additional useful online resources for finding a teaching post.

The private sector

Independent Schools Council Information Service (ISCIS) Job Search:

Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS):

The above two websites contain general information about teaching in the private sector.


National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT):

National Union of Teachers (NUT):

Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL):

Your union is an excellent source of help, advice and support in applying for a teaching post.

Unit 9.2: Continuing Your Professional Development

Department for Education and Employment (DfEE) (2001) Learning and Teaching: A Strategy for Professional Development:

General Teaching Council for England (GTCE):
This site provides not only links to news and updates, but also to networks, enabling the sharing of ideas and problems with teachers at similar stages of their career development. Individual teachers, trade unions and many forms of comment and guidance make this an essential website for professional teachers.

Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum (Rose Review):

International Professional Development Association:
This site contains updates on the world of CPD, an opportunity to join blogs related to CPD, and access to the association's refereed journal, the Journal of Professional Development. The site also provides information on the association's annual conference.

National College of School Leadership (NCSL) (now the National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Services):
Look here for descriptors and programmes for development routes for leadership and management.

This site provides information and guidance on CPD for teachers. It includes access to statutory guidance, national standards and information for teachers seeking development opportunities at all stages of their careers. Of particular interest may be the page devoted to induction for newly qualified teachers.

Teacher Training Resource Bank (TTRB):
Although the TTRB has been designed to support initial teacher training, it has recently focused more on CPD. Articles, policies, research papers and commentaries, together with an excellent e-librarian service, provide ready access to very up-to-date developments.

Training and Development Agency (TDA):
This site has a section devoted to practising teachers. It contains information on CPD providers, performance management procedures, the new Master's of Teaching and Learning, induction procedures — and much more.

Unit 9.3: Teaching, Research and Further Qualifications

Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN):
CARN is an international network for professional development that is committed to improving the quality of professional practice.

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