Recruitment

Full-time and permanent vacancies at the school are always externally advertised in the following ways:

Teaching vacancies – advertised in the TES, on Hounslow’s website or on eteach. Information about teaching vacancies, application forms, job specifications etc. can be downloaded from the website. Very occasionally, the local Job Centre will be used for Associate Staff positions.

Please click on this link to go to the TES website

GTP vacancies – GTP placements in the school in non-shortage areas are normally allocated to existing members of staff wishing to train to teach. This is because the waiting time (18 months – 2 years) can be unpredictable. When other vacancies are advertised, we use the TES. Please note that it is very hard to get placements funded in any areas other than officially designated shortage areas i.e. Maths, ICT, Technology, MFL and Science (mainly Chemistry or Physics). We are investigating changes for September 2012 and will update the website should we propose new recruitment. Please note that in line with national guidance, preference is given to applicants who
- are career changers – with 2 years experience in other careers. We do not normally accept applications from recent graduates with no work history.
- have strong academic qualifications
- have a history of training others
- are able to offer shortage subjects – specifically MFL (Spanish / German); Physics or Chemistry.

Support staff i.e. admin staff, Teaching Assistants, Cover Supervisors etc. Information about these vacancies are advertised on the school website, on the Hounslow website and on occasion in the local press i.e. The Hounslow and Brentford Times, the Richmond and Twickenham Times or the Hounslow Chronicle. Once again, information about vacancies, application forms, job specifications can be downloaded from the website.

‘Voluntary’ i.e. unpaid work placements requested by people wishing to build experience of working in a school in order to be able to apply for jobs in education are sometimes agreed. However, the school does receive many such applications and therefore limits the number and duration of such opportunities. Please note that only those people with existing enhanced CRB disclosure will be considered.

If you are interested in classroom experience for GTP or PGCE applications please refer to the section of this website dealing with the Training School. We particularly recommend the Open Schools Programme at the TDA for people wanting a taste of teaching.

Queries about vacancies should be addressed to Dee Cresswell at Lampton School on dcresswell@lampton.org.uk