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Salaried Teacher Training - Business Graduates (Fast-Track)


Hertfordshire, UK




£19,000 - £30,000 FTE

Job Reference



Business Studies

About the job

A rapidly improving secondary school in Potters Bar is seeking to recruit graduates of Business or Economics to join the Grad2Teach, Salaried Teacher Training Programme. The position of Business and Economics trainee teacher is a fast-track, salaried teacher training opportunity, commencing as soon as possible. This opportunity would be best suited to an Economics or Business Studies graduate who can demonstrate sound, school-based, experience and supply excellent references.

As a trainee Business and Economics teacher on the Grad2Teach salaried teacher training programme, you get paid to train to be a qualified teacher. Your training placement will see you working as a trainee Business and Economics teacher in one main school, developing your experience from support to Qualified Teacher Status. You will also be required to spend six weeks training and teaching at a contrasting school placement.

Our Partner school serves a diverse and deprived area of Hertfordshire. Behaviour standards have been a key area of focus in recent times and the SMT are proud of the huge improvements which have been made in this area. Pupil progression has been steadily improving and the school recently celebrated their best ever GCSE results in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science. As the school moves on to the next step of its development plan, some staff have been promoted and there is now scope for growth in the majority of faculties.


All of the training days take place outside of contact time on the Grad2teach salaried teacher training programme. This means you can work at your school full-time, earn a full-time salary, and train to be a qualified teacher at the same time! For this fast-track opportunity, you will need significant experience delivering Business Studies classes, in addition, you will need:

  • A can-do attitude

  • A willingness to develop yourself

  • A basic understanding of the UK education system

  • A passion for helping and supporting young people

  • Resilience

  • Enthusiasm for teaching

  • Self-awareness

  • Good organisational skills


In Training Phase 1, you will:

  • Receive Grad2Teach-funded training while you work on our 39-week, school-based, salaried teacher training programme

  • Gain invaluable insight into classroom management and teaching practice

  • Receive 24/7 support from our friendly team

  • Receive three Quality Assessment observations from one of our trainers in your employer school

  • Develop an understanding of what it means to be a great teacher

In Training Phase 2, you will

  • Attend 6 training days with our partner university

  • Complete 3 written assessments reflecting on your experience and what you’ve learnt so far

  • Cover up to 90% of a teaching timetable within a classroom

  • Work under a dedicated learning mentor who will guide and advise you along your journey

  • Experience two contrasting school placements, allowing you to broaden your experience

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