Early Career Teachers (ECT) Pool and Jobs

Join the Early Career Teachers (ECT) Pool

Find your fit and gain experience in multiple school settings

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What is the ECT Pool?

The ECT Pool is a free program designed to help students and newly qualified teachers find long – term and supply positions in primary, secondary and special needs schools across the country.

We know that completing a PGCE, SCITT or other teacher training programme is a full-time job itself. Add the burden of searching and applying for jobs, and soon things can become too much. To help, Protocol Education created the ECT Pool. 

Join our ECT Pool today and one of our consultants will get to know your skills, experience and what makes you stand out, allowing us to become the voice of your application, speaking to schools and arranging interviews on your behalf.

Why join the ECT Pool?

First Term Work

Once you join the ECT pool, we will help you secure your first term in a role and support you to find a long term or permanent role going forward.

Find Your Fit

You will be given a chance to come to get to grips with the world of teaching. With the opportunity to build your experience in multiple schools, and work in Primary, Secondary and SEN Schools and figure out the kind of teacher you want to be.

Single Agency

All your job opportunities in one place. You will be appointed a hands-on consultant who will get to know you and what makes you stand out, helping to place you in a role and support you throughout your placements.

Training & Resources

Our support doesn't stop when your placement starts. As a Protocol Education ECT you will have access to specialised training packs developed by our sister company Best Practice Network to help you develop into your new role

How Protocol Education's ECT Pool works

1. Join the Pool

Fill in the form and sign up for the ECT Pool.

2. Build your profile

Work with us to build your ECT profile and fast track you through the clearing process. Your local consultant promoted you to schools in your chosed area.

3. Interview & find your schools

Interview with schools suitable for your aspirations. Find the perfect school for you. Get ready to start your ECT year in September.

Our Early Career Teachers (ECTs) jobs

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Join Protocol Education's ECT Pool

Join the ECT Pool

Get one step nearer accessing thousands of early career teachers jobs across the country.

What happens next?​

1. Your local consultant will get in touch to discuss your skills and ambitions

2. Together, you will build your ECT profile

3. You interview with the best-suited schools

4. Get ready for your ECT year

What ECTs say about us

"Supply teaching is flexible, challenging, yet rewarding. Most schools are welcoming and often ask for me by name which means I have built up a good reputation as being a reliable and good class teacher. I have learnt class management skills over the past 2 years and now have the confidence to want to teach my own class.

Protocol staff have been helpful and encouraging, it has been a positive experience. "

- Ross Lee

"Before joining Protocol Education I was not sure about becoming a supply teacher. Since, I have visited many different schools all of which have provided opportunities to use my skills and challenge myself daily. Not only have I applied my skills but I have been able to learn new skills from undertaking this type of work."

Chloe Patten