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Secondary School Teacher Jobs

TEFL UK are working with leading teaching agency Tradewind Recruitment to provide secondary school teaching jobs across all regions of the UK.

We are currently hiring for secondary teacher roles for students aged 11 to 19 years old, teaching Key Stage 3, 4 & 5 UK national curriculum subjects, including English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Modern Foreign Languages, Design & Technology, Art & Design, Music, Physical Education, Citizenship, Computing.

We have a comprehensive range of daily supply, long-term, and permanent secondary teacher positions to choose from.

Also interested in other roles? We are now hiring for:

What Secondary Teaching Jobs are available?

  • Key Stage 3 Teachers

  • Key Stage 4 Teachers

  • Key Stage 5 Teachers

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There are 100s of agencies offering the same blanket service, but no one does it quite like us.

  • We are a Sunday Times Top 100 employer (4th year running!)
  • 45 CPD courses available to you – more than any other agency!
  • Interview preparation and help with lesson planning
  • We offer top rates of pay
  • Amazing referral scheme (earn up to £100 for every friend referred)

Secondary School Teaching Job Locations

Across our network of 13 branches across the UK, we have an abundance of exciting vacancies including daily support, long-term and permanent placements across all education settings. Meaning we can secure the type of work that best suits you.

Available locations include

London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Essex, Sheffield, Preston, St Albans, Hull, Lincolnshire, Nottingham, Leicester, Bristol, Cardiff and Chester.

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What qualifications are required for Secondary Teachers?

Having Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) is a must. QTS can be achieved through several methods including:

  • School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Teach First
  • Bachelor of Education/Arts with QTS


A secondary school teacher educates children aged from eleven to nineteen years old. They are responsible for teaching students a variety of subjects through lesson plans, tests, activities and homework.

Anyone wishing to obtain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and teach in state-run secondary schools must have a bachelor's degree in the topic they wish to teach (or one in a very similar discipline). Some degree programmes include QTS, but other graduates will need to complete postgraduate teacher education. You'll also require GSCEs or equivalents in English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or higher, as well as a disclosure and barring services check.

Teachers work for 39 weeks out of the year. Hours vary every school, but they often run from 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. or 4 p.m. The majority of teachers arrive at school early in the morning and stay until the end of the school day. Teachers are permitted at least 10% of their scheduled teaching time for planning, preparation, and assessment (PPA).

In order to create trust with students, secondary school teachers must have excellent communication abilities. When interacting with teenagers, empathy and compassion are essential, therefore being able to relate to others is a valuable skill. It's also vital to connect learning with pupils' real world interests in order to keep them inspired and motivated. 

In order to obtain work as a secondary school teacher in a maintained school (England and Wales), you will need a degree and also to complete initial teacher training (ITT) (initial teacher education (ITE) in Wales).

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