Sitting just north of central London, Enfield is the ideal place to launch your teaching career. The capital and its attractions are within easy reach, yet you can enjoy green, open space without the expense, overcrowding and stresses that come with living closer in. At the same time, you’ll find a large and diverse schools system – with all the support you need to develop your career, your way.
Thanks to our impressive transport links, Enfield is only 30 minutes from the heart of London. Yet it feels like an entirely different world. The borough is a green, pleasant and affordable place to live and work. If, like us, you think a successful life in teaching depends on having a life outside of it, this is the place for you.
As an ECT in Enfield, you’ll enjoy a carefully designed induction, offering comprehensive personal and professional support throughout your first year of teaching. You’ll also be part of a community of like-minded teachers who come from a huge range of backgrounds.
Our approach is nurturing and supportive, but you’ll never be short of opportunities to test yourself. There’s a thriving professional development programme and whether you are teaching in a primary or secondary school we’ll provide the specialist advice and resources to help you flourish.
It’s important to find a school that fits you well at this crucial stage in your career. The size and diversity of Enfield’s school system means there are plenty of options to explore.
But the right start isn’t just about finding the right school. Together, the local authority and the borough’s schools have worked hard to create a nurturing, supportive environment in which your career can flourish. Here’s what you can look forward to in Enfield.
You’ll enjoy a carefully designed induction, offering comprehensive personal and professional support throughout your first year of teaching. The programme provides:
We start with a welcome session explaining the induction programme, where you get to meet the subject advisors who will support you.
The central induction programme for Primary and Special school ECTs is made up of half-day training sessions on a wide range of subjects. For Secondary and Special ECTs there are both half-day courses and twilight courses.
Courses take place at a variety of venues including Millfield theatre and house, the Dugdale Centre and local schools.
This will be organised by your Induction Tutor and is based on your professional development requirements following your teacher training. You will set your objectives together and work on specific agreed areas throughout the year. Please remember that you can only start your induction period once you have gained QTS.
We work closely with your school induction tutor to ensure that you are gaining appropriate training and support.
Enfield is on the Outer London Pay Scale.
As a newly-qualified teacher, you will usually start on the first point of the M1 pay scale. Depending on your school’s individual pay policy, any previous work experience may be taken into account in determining a higher starting point.