Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT)

Congratulations! You have just finished your teaching qualification, If you are feeling a little daunted…. There really isn’t any need!

We understand how critical your first year is and we will do all we can to ensure you get exactly what you are looking for from it. So, be it a variety of ad hoc assignments or a year’s placement to complete your induction, we are here to help. Principal Resourcing’s experienced team are here to guide you through that all-important first year. We will establish early on exactly what you are looking for. We work with a huge number of schools that we know welcome NQTs, we shall endeavour to find the right assignments for you.

So, what next?

Our detailed interview process (currently delivered virtually) will establish what your requirements are. You may be looking for an indictable post or wishing to sample a variety of schools to decide where
your skills/style are best suited, whatever the case may be your dedicated consultant will work tirelessly to obtain assignments that meet your specific needs.

We take your personal development seriously. We offer you regular, accredited, free of charge training courses delivered by a team of educational experts. On an ongoing basis we will provide you
with resource tips, planning tools and website support to ensure you are always up to date.

We appreciate that being on supply can sometimes seem lonely, so we will provide you with plenty of social occasions to meet other supply teachers as well as the Principal Resourcing team.

Why choose Principal Resourcing?

Join the Principal Resourcing team today and let us take care of the rest!

  • Immediate posts available – Registering with Principal NOW ensures that you are in the market for jobs for the new school year.
  • Expert CV/Application assistance – Our experienced consultants are here to ensure your CV markets you as effectively as possible.
  • Access to more jobs – Not all teaching jobs are advertised online or in the local press. We can offer you exclusive jobs you might otherwise miss out on. Sometimes, it’s not what you know!
  • Complete your induction – Working through Principal Resourcing can count towards your induction year depending on the duration of the job (part time and full time).
  • Immediate local work – Excellent for building your teaching experience on your CV and a great way to earn money to start paying off your student fees.
  • Competitive pay – Principal Resourcing are committed to paying competitive rates of pay, you will be offered a PAYE or Umbrella scheme, you chose which option works best for you.
  • Professional career development – Access to a wide range of training courses and education resources/materials aimed at developing you as a classroom practitioner throughout your time with us. We firmly believe our training is the most comprehensive in the market place.
  • Recommend A Friend bonus -Once you have registered, you qualify to earn extra by sending your friends our way. Easy money. Just ask us how.

Qualified Teacher (QTS)

  • Ensuring a safe learning environment
  • Gaining and Retaining control in the classroom
  • Teaching the work set or appropriate work for the subject/year
  • Ensuring that all children have an opportunity to learn
  • Differentiating your work for different abilities and children with additional needs
  • Liaising with teaching assistants and support staff
  • Working as part of a team
  • Displaying good subject and curriculum knowledge
  • Teaching thought provoking and informative lessons
  • Ensuring each lesson has clear objectives
  • Creating a relaxed and stimulating atmosphere in the classroom
  • Presenting work in a way that interests and motivates
  • Encouraging children to raise their aspirations
  • Developing professional relationships with students and staff
  • Utilising your personal experiences, skills and talents
  • Ensuring that completed work is marked, leaving a clear handover for the absent teacher in the form of a lesson review sheet
  • Dismissing students safely at the end of the school day
  • Leaving the classroom in a clean and tidy manner
  • Ensuring discipline issues are dealt with in line with the school’s behaviour policy

Teaching Assistant

  • Supporting a group of children within a class or Nursery
  • Supporting different children in one class or working with a variety of age groups
  • Ensuring a positive working environment by being enthusiastic and helpful
  • Encouraging children to raise their expectations of themselves
  • Being a positive role model
  • Supporting the teacher or other colleagues by collecting resources and/or carrying out clerical tasks
  • Ensuring children are safe in the playground
  • Working with the teacher to provide effective intervention work with a specific group of children

Cover Supervisor

  • Ensuring you are punctual, smartly presented and prepared when arriving at school in the morning and for each timetabled period you are covering
  • Facilitating the process of students entering the classroom at the start of each period in a controlled manner
  • Taking registers (where applicable) following school procedures
  • Supervising the completion of the set work
  • Ensuring a safe learning environment
  • Retaining control in the classroom (following the school behaviour policy)
  • Liaising with department staff to ensure successful lesson cover is achieved
  • Working as part of a team
  • Creating a professional, relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere in the classroom
  • Developing professional relationships with students and staff
  • Utilising your personal experience, skills and talents
  • Leaving a clear handover for the absent teacher in the form of a lesson review sheet
  • Dismissing students safely at the end of the teaching period
  • Leaving the classroom clean and tidy
  • Ensuring any discipline issues are dealt with in line with the school’s behaviour policy
  • Ensuring you are fully up to date with safeguarding legislation


Principal Resourcing have a dedicated SEN department providing work in many different SEN settings. You will also come across many acronyms whilst working in mainstream schools. Here are some that you will need to be aware of:

SEND: Special Educational Needs and Disability SENCO / SENDCo: SEN Coordinator / SEND Coordinator

PMLD: Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

MLD: Moderate Learning Difficulties

SLD: Severe Learning Difficulties

ASD: Autistic Spectrum DisordeR

ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder

HI / VI: Hearing Impaired/Visually Impaired

IEP: Individual Education Plan

OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ODD: Oppositional Defiant Disorder

SLT: Speech and Language Therapist

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Our team are highly experienced at matching the correct person to the role so you can rest assured that we will help you find the most suitable candidate for your organisation.