Hertfordshire is a county that could offer you a great place to live and work as a teacher. The county is located just north of London and loads to offer in terms of a work-life balance.
Hertfordshire has a thriving education sector, with nearly 600 schools across primary and secondary in both state and independent sectors. The county is also home to the University of Hertfordshire, which has an excellent reputation for teaching and research.
The county has a rich history and is home to many historic landmarks, including Hatfield House and St Albans Cathedral, which can be great places for field trips with students. The county also has a vibrant cultural scene, with many art galleries and museums.
In terms of transport, Hertfordshire is well-connected to London, which means you can easily commute to or from the city for work. Many towns and villages also have their own train stations that offer direct routes both in and out of London.
Overall, Hertfordshire offers a great place to live and work as a teacher, TA or support staff within one of the many excellent schools. With great jobs, a thriving cultural scene, and excellent transport links, it is definitely worth considering if you are looking for a change of scenery.
Aquinas Education is a unique education recruitment agency with offices across the UK. We specialise in sourcing, supplying and supporting teaching and supply staff on a personal level, making sure that they share the same objectives and ethos we strive to give in our individual approach. Saint Thomas Aquinas is the Patron Saint of Education, which is where our name originated from.
Our ethos is quite simple; we strongly promote ambition within schools and educational environments. We are ambitious for our pupils, schools, teachers and other educational workers in an ethical and modern setting. We want to promote the positive meaning of the phrase “to be ambitious”.
Not only do we supply the most competent teachers and support staff around, we also give back to the schools by offering a reward scheme, continued support and the chance for positive role models to visit the schools individually. Working within the education sector we believe schools deliver a very high standard of care and teaching. We endeavour to match these aspirations by providing a highly professional service and the best staff available.
We are an equal opportunities employer strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate their commitment to children’s safeguarding. All successful appointments will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and a range of other pre-employment recruitment checks.
We are also recruiting Education Recruitment Consultants.
Aquinas Education team is a great place to work. We offer some of the best salaries and the most generous bonus structures around. We also proudly train and promote our team, with all of our office managers around the UK being promoted from within.
Working for Aquinas is a rewarding job that is the very definition of work hard, play hard - with the added bonus of “earn very well indeed’
If you’d like to find out more about joining the Aquinas Team, please click here to find out more.
We advertise many of our roles on our website, but many others are filled almost immediately by people who have registered with us. It's why we recommend registering if you're interested in a role that you don't see advertised.
The types of teaching roles we're recruiting for are as follows:
We are currently seeking Primary Teachers for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in Hertfordshire, the surrounding Home Counties and London. The role is available for both seasoned Teachers and Newly Qualified Teachers, so if you're interested, please get in touch with our team.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to create engaging lesson plans and employ effective teaching techniques. You will be responsible for preparing students for early learning, assessments, and helping them succeed in their academic careers.
Our recruitment encompasses all types of primary schools, ranging from small, intimate state schools to large academy groups including the whole of the Diocese of Westminster Trust.
We are currently searching for skilled Early Years (EYS) teachers to fill full-time positions at primary schools located in London, Essex, and the Home Counties. This presents a wonderful opportunity for individuals who are passionate about teaching young children, as it provides the chance to utilise innovative teaching approaches and implement new advancements in the curriculum.
Applicants must possess a teaching qualification, such as QTS. While previous experience teaching the EYS curriculum is desirable, it is not a mandatory requirement. This role is suitable for both experienced teachers and those who have recently qualified, providing an excellent opportunity to advance your career.
If you're looking to teach young students in one of our fantastic school partner locations across London, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.
We are currently seeking SEN Teaching Assistants to join the Aquinas team and work with pupils who have diverse range of Special Educational Needs, such as Autism (ASD), Speech and Language Difficulties (Sp&LD), and Learning Difficulties in our primary schools located in Hertfordshire, London and the Home Counties.
As an Early Years SEN Teaching Assistant, you will offer support to students, both on a one-to-one basis and in small groups, who require SEN assistance. This role can be extremely fulfilling as you have the opportunity to make a genuine and positive impact on the lives of children who need your support.
We are actively seeking qualified teachers to join our team and provide support to primary and secondary schools throughout the Region. By becoming a supply teacher, you will have the opportunity to work flexibly across various schools located in Hertfordshire and the Home Counties, so you can experience a variation in schools and locations.
This role allows for freedom in choosing when and where you want to work, offering a great work-life balance. In addition, you will gain valuable teaching experience by working with a diverse range of students, helping to enhance your teaching skills.
If you are a qualified teacher seeking flexibility, variety, and opportunities for professional development, we encourage you to apply. We welcome your interest in joining our team and look forward to hearing from you.
From Head Teachers to Heads of Year, we are always recruiting for a senior leaders for the schools we partner with. Working with us will allow you help you manage your career and your personal Aquinas Account Manager will help and guide you and work with you on your application, when it's time to progress into the leadership roles.
If you are a teacher or brilliant administrator and looking to progress your career, then please sign up and we can begin to work together to get you onto the next stage of your own personal career ladder.
We are always recruiting teaching assistants throughout the London Region to provide classroom support and help in guiding students as they learn and grow. This position offers valuable experience and an opportunity to provide extra support to students.
While prior experience is beneficial, it is not a requirement. If you possess any relevant qualifications, please include them in your cover letter.
We are always seeking great Cover Supervisors for both temporary and contract roles in London and Home Counties schools. This position is ideal for individuals who are considering a career in teaching or those who are already qualified but are looking for more school experience.
As a Cover Supervisor, you will need to create and maintain a safe and supportive learning environment, which involves implementing effective behaviour management techniques. However, if you require training in this area, we offer comprehensive training to prepare you for the role.
In addition to your ability to manage classroom behaviour, you will need excellent interpersonal and organisational skills to lead pre-planned lessons and ensure students are engaged and making progress.
Working as a Cover Supervisor offers a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in a dynamic and fast-paced environment while contributing to the education and development of young minds.
We are seeking highly motivated HLTA's with experience in KS2 education to bring their skills and knowledge to our team. In this role, you will work alongside students with special and additional needs, providing support and guidance to help them reach their full potential.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working with 1:1 students in KS2 classes and will possess recent experience in successfully planning for small groups and preparing resources. We are seeking individuals who are genuinely passionate and committed to working with pupils with special and additional needs.
If you are a dedicated and enthusiastic individual with a desire to make a positive impact on the lives of young people, we encourage you to register now an peak to the Aquinas team.
We are currently seeking passionate and dedicated Behaviour Mentors to join the non-teaching school support team in several schools across London, the Home Counties and the South East, starting as soon as possible. These are permanent non-teaching positions that offers an exciting opportunity to inspire and motivate students to achieve their full potential.
We welcome applications from a diverse range of individuals, including ex-sports people, graduates looking to pursue a career in teaching, and those with life experience. The ideal candidate will be friendly, hardworking, and able to bring fresh ideas to the school.
In this role, you will play a vital part in ensuring that all young people are given the opportunity to succeed in a safe, caring, and stimulating environment. You will use your energy and enthusiasm to motivate and engage students who require extra support in their behaviour and attitude towards learning.
This is a great role to use your life skills gathered elsewhere to become a positive role model for others.
We require a team of Invigilators to assist our schools across the London City Region in preparing for and monitoring mock examinations, under exam conditions as specified by the joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).
The ideal applicant will be highly organised, vigilant and reliable, have excellent attention to detail and have the ability to manage competing demands.
We are particularly interested in applicants who are available any day of the week (Monday - Friday) and have the flexibility to be called in at short notice.