Fantastic Prospects Diverse Borough Strong Career Path Proven Results Great Support Unlimited Opportunity Fantastic Schools

Begin Your Teaching Career in the London Borough of Barnet

With a £30,000 starting salary, exceptionally high quality ECT training and support and some of the best and highest performing schools in London – this is a superb place for you to start your journey and become a truly amazing teacher.



40% of the residents from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds

The most populous age groups are the 30-34 years and 35-39 years old
There are excellent links into central London, including 13 tube stations - more info here

Top of the Class

In recent years children’s achievements in Barnet’s schools have been among the best in the country and a very high proportion of Barnet’s young people progress on to higher education.

Outcomes for pupils at the end of EYFS are above those nationally



Phonics Screening: Barnet achieve in the
top 10% nationally



End of KS1 attainment in Reading, Writing and Maths: Barnet
achieve in the
top 10% nationally



End of KS2 attainment in Reading, Writing and Maths combined: Barnet achieve in the
top 10% nationally



End of KS4 GCSE attainment 8: Barnet
achieve in the
top 5% nationally



End of KS5 A Level attainment: Barnet achieve in the top 5% nationally

Barnet Schools by Numbers

Barnet schools are incredibly collegiate. Staff work tirelessly to ensure their practice is innovative; their facilities and resources enhance pupils’ learning and; the high expectations and aspirations that each school in Barnet has for itself are met.


Primary Schools


Secondary Schools


Special Schools


Nursery Schools


All Through Schools


Pupil Referral Units


Of these schools were graded as good or outstanding at their last Ofsted inspection

Life as an ECT

In September 2021 Barnet welcomed 0 ECTs into their schools and they are currently flourishing.
In September 2020 Barnet welcomed 0 ECTs into their schools and 100% of this cohort, who completed the year, passed.
Once you become an early career teacher in Barnet, you will be supported every step of the way by your school and your mentor and by the national ECT programme of training and development and its materials but you will also be supported and developed by meeting regularly with your contemporaries in the local authority e.g. there are network groups for all KS1 ECTs or for all secondary maths ECTs.

Added to this, individual Barnet schools adopt a variety of professional development methods to support their ECTs inhouse and ensure ECTs have the very best start to their career. This professional development includes shared planning meetings, mentor coaching and support, observing outstanding practitioners in your own school, team teaching, lesson modelling and much more..

As an ECT in Barnet, you will be supported and developed under the new Early Career Framework which will entitle you to two years of support from a designated mentor. You are entitled to 10% of your timetable out of class (on top of your PPA time) in your first year and 5% in your second year. You will have two formal assessments during your ECT development and will have regular progress reviews between these assessment points.

Building A Community

We want you to feel part of our Barnet ECT community!

Whether you are completing your studies, or applying for your first post, whether it’s the summer holidays are you’re gearing up for your first post, or whether you are an ECT in your first year or even and ECT in your second year, we offer ongoing, current & useful training tools.

Our online training and support will complement your university or school ECT training and will give you ideas and strategies, knowledge and understanding to use during your classrooms.


Kind words from our happy teachers...

Barnfield Primary School, Barnet

Once I had picked the school that I was interested in, I was offered heaps of support in preparing for the interview. With the help of the Barnet Recruitment Team, I was able to secure the job that I am currently working at as an ECT in my very first interview! It has been such a wonderful and easy process and I cannot thank them enough

Alima - KS1 ECT
Barnfield Primary School, Barnet
Rosh Pinah Primary School, Barnet

All the staff that I've talked to, before during, and after the process have been amazing, incredibly helpful and always friendly. I cannot thank the staff that have helped my get into my new career enough.

Charlie - KS2 ECT
Rosh Pinah Primary School, Barnet
Bishop Douglass School, Barnet

I felt very supported throughout the entire process and am now working in a great school and it would not have happened without the huge amount of support from the Barnet Recruitment Team

Aaron - Secondary Science ECT
Bishop Douglass School, Barnet
St Andrews CE Primary School, Barnet

I felt supported throughout the whole process and received constant support in choosing schools which suited my wants and needs and the staff were amazing in helping to prepare me for my interviews. The team made my job hunting experience an exciting and enjoyable process which led to me securing a job at an amazing school!

Nicole - KS1 ECT
St Andrews CE Primary School, Barnet
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