Why Step Teachers?

Experts in recruitment

Step Teachers is the home of honest, ethical, and dedicated recruitment for thousands of teachers, teaching assistants, nursery assistants, SEN specialists, cover supervisors, and tutors across southern England.

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Hear what the Key Stage 1 teachers we’ve placed have to say

  • Rachel Gilmore
    Rachel Gilmore

    ​Step Teachers is the best recruitment company I have ever worked with. Their team is professional, responsive, and truly cares about their candidates. From the first phone call, I knew I was in good hands. They took the time to listen to my needs and requirements, and were able to match me with the perfect Key Stage 1 teaching role in a school that was a great fit for me. I am extremely grateful to the team at Step Teachers for their expertise and support throughout the entire recruitment process.

  • Tony Belkins
    Tony Belkins

    ​I cannot recommend Step Teachers highly enough. As someone with limited experience in the education sector, I was unsure where to start in my job search for a Key Stage 1 teaching role. The team at Step Teachers provided me with all the resources and support I needed to feel confident in my job search, including interview coaching and valuable advice on how to stand out to potential employers. I am now working in a fantastic school, thanks to their help.

  • Hugo Morrision
    Hugo Morrision

    ​I had a wonderful experience with Step Teachers while looking for a Key Stage 1 teaching role. Their team was attentive, professional, and genuinely invested in helping me find the perfect job. They provided me with invaluable support and guidance throughout the recruitment process, from tailoring my CV to preparing for interviews. I am now happily working in my dream role, thanks to the dedicated and skilled team at Step Teachers.

Frequently asked questions

  • ​Schools often look for Key Stage 1 teacher who have a strong understanding of child development and are passionate about working with young children. They also value teachers who are able to create a positive and engaging classroom environment, and who can effectively communicate with both students and parents. Other important qualities include adaptability, creativity, and a commitment to ongoing professional development. Finally, schools may also look for teachers who have experience or knowledge of specific areas such as special educational needs, behaviour management, or assessment and tracking.

  • ​To stand out as a candidate when applying for a Key Stage 1 teaching role, it is important to highlight any relevant experience and qualifications in your application. This could include previous teaching experience, experience working with young children in a different capacity, or additional qualifications or training. Additionally, it can be helpful to tailor your application to the specific school and role you are applying for by researching the school's values, ethos, and curriculum. Finally, make sure to demonstrate your passion for teaching and your ability to connect with and inspire young children.

  • ​To become a Key Stage 1 teacher, you will need to have a relevant teaching qualification such as a Bachelor of Education (BEd) or a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). You will also need to have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which can be obtained through an accredited teacher training course. Additionally, some schools may require experience working with young children, either through previous teaching or through volunteering or working in a related field.

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