Having spoken to a large number of NQT's over the past few weeks, it's obvious that one topic is cause for concern, the Coronavirus pandemic. It goes without saying that this has affected us all in one way or another, but in terms of securing your first permanent position for 2020, there really is no need to panic. School's staffing requirements have not changed and we are constantly updating our job boards with the new roles that we are assisting schools with.
Due to current circumstances we are now setting up virtual interviews and lesson observations between our clients and candidates, something which so far has proved extremely successful. Since the pandemic started we have already successfully assisted a number of NQT's with their job search for their NQT year using this method.
All of the schools that we have spoken to are very aware that some NQT's are going to feel less prepared than usual to start their NQT year. If this is the case with you, then again, please do not worry, additional support will be made available to you. Don't forget that everybody involved with your career progression wants you to succeed, especially the school that you eventually end up teaching within!
Should you require any help or advice on this topic, or anything to do with finding a permanent position for your NQT year, please do feel you can get in contact with any one of us.
Stay safe and thank you to all of the key workers, especially the NHS!!