Professional development resources



Starting your teaching career can be both exciting and overwhelming. Planning lessons, maintaining a work-life balance, and securing your first teaching job are just a few of the challenges you may face. That’s why we’ve created this dedicated page with professional development resources specifically for early career teachers. Here, you’ll find articles, tips, and guides designed to help you get your head around the complexities of teaching. Our resources aim to support you every step of the way, allowing you to build a strong foundation for a successful and rewarding teaching career.

Applying for Your First Teaching Job


As a recent graduateapplying for your first teaching job marks a significant step in your career. Are you stuck on how to start the search for your next teaching position? Well, here are some tips help you land your first job in education.


Lesson Planning Tips for Early Career Teachers


As an early career teacher (ECT), diving into lesson planning might feel like navigating uncharted waters. Even for experienced teachers, lesson planning can be a stressful area. We have gathered advice and resources to help you plan your lessons.


Maintaining a Work-Life Balance: Tips for New Teachers


As a new teacher, figuring out how to achieve a healthy work-life balance can be a struggle. However, finding a balance can help teachers build a happy career in education. Read our top tips on how to look after your well-being as an ECT.


Navigating Your Career Options as an ECT


While the usual route for early career teachers (ECTs) involves completing induction and transitioning into mainstream education, there are other equally rewarding paths to consider once qualifying. Discover your career options as an ECT.


How to Ace Your Interview as a New Teacher


Your first early career teacher (ECT) interview can be a nerve-wracking experience, but we are here to guide you through the process to make sure you’re confident for the big day. Learn more about how to prepare and common questions you may be asked.


CV Writing Tips for Early Career Teachers


Embarking on your journey as an early career teacher (ECT) is exciting but can also be a challenging venture. Read our article for CV writing tips that will help you stand out among other candidates and land your first teaching job.