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Begin Your Teaching Career in the London Borough of Barnet

With a £30,000 starting salary, exceptionally high quality NQT 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 NQT

In September 2020 Barnet welcomed 0 into their schools and they are currently flourishing.
In September 2019 Barnet welcomed 0 NQTs into their schools and 100% of this cohort, who completed the year, passed.
Once you become a newly qualified teacher in Barnet, you will be supported every step of the way by your school and your mentor, by Barnet Partnership for School Improvement and by your colleagues and contemporaries in your network schools.

The Barnet NQT training programme has been thoroughly successful and widely praised since its inception, ensuring Barnet NQTS pass their first year with flying colours! There is a wide range of workshops happening throughout your NQT year on a weekly basis ranging in topic from ‘Safeguarding and Child Protection’, to ‘Ooomph Your Teaching’, to ‘Planning for English’, to ‘Engaging Boys with Writing’ and many, many more.

Added to this, individual Barnet schools adopt a variety of professional development methods to support their NQTs inhouse and ensure NQTs 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.

Full Support

Barnet is lucky to have its own high-quality professional development service for all its schools via a thriving and popular school improvement traded service: Barnet Partnership for School Improvement (BPSI).

BPSI provides a range of courses as well as support from consultants who are experts in their fields. Barnet schools are split into networks of about 30 schools as well as some smaller partnerships within each network. This provides staff with opportunities to connect with colleagues, formally and informally, in other schools; to share great practice and; get support and work on projects and research together.

To learn more about the BPSI,
visit us here


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 NQT in my very first interview! It has been such a wonderful and easy process and I cannot thank them enough

Alima - KS1 NQT
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 NQT
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 NQT
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 NQT
St Andrews CE Primary School, Barnet
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