Why Teach in Newham

We’re one of Britain’s fastest improving local authorities! Ofsted has said that Newham is a good authority.

Academic standards are rising fast, school attendance is up and exclusions are down.

Findings from the Education Policy Institute (EPI) into social mobility and the attainment of disadvantaged children across the country, highlighted  those children who are deemed to be disadvantaged in the borough perform as well as non-disadvantaged five year olds nationally.
Click here for further information from the EPI’s findings.

Newham  had a great year of educational outcomes in terms of achievement (progress and attainment). Our provisional achievement data, when compared with national data, shows that pupils in Newham have achieved above the England national averages, in all main educational achievement indicators, from early years through to post-16

More pupils are achieving the higher grades or greater depth outcomes in the key stages, and especially in the proportion achieving the higher levels in KS2 reading, writing and maths combined, and L5+ in English and Maths GCSE combined.  As schools in Newham continue to strive to secure the best outcomes for all pupils, children and young people in Newham,  continue to achieve better than their peers do nationally, in all key stages of education. Newham GCSE results 2022

As a teacher in Newham you will have an opportunity to make a real difference and to develop your own professional skills and expertise. We recognise that this belief demands a serious commitment to teachers and we demonstrate it by providing the maximum help for the professional development of our staff.

Our  ideas such as teaching assistants, baseline assessment and inclusive education are now central to the national drive for improved achievement.

For new teachers career prospects are excellent with high starting salaries and good opportunities for promotion.