Early Career Teachers (ECT) Pool and Jobs

What is the ECT Pool?

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

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

Sign-up for free, speak to one of our consultants, and before you know it you will have interviews in the schools and areas you want to work in. Sign-up and discuss your career aims with us now.

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

We're growing and we would love you to join us and play your part in our success story.

See our latest jobs


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 Networkto help you develop into your new role

Find out more about ECT training

What other Early Career Teachers have to say about us

"I completed my PGCE with QTS in 2018 and at the time I felt I lacked the skills and confidence to teach my own class, which led me to sign up with Protocol Education. Although going into various school settings was daunting at first, I found an inner confidence through teaching across both Key Stages and within a range of different schools.

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


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

ECT Jobs