Find out more about the Portsmouth City Council policy on supply teaching, and why Portsmouth is a great city to kick-start your teaching career.

Newly qualified teachers (NQT) schools list

If you are currently training to be a teacher, recently completed your training, or have part-completed your induction period and are keen to find the best place to start your career, then Portsmouth Local Authority can offer all the support needed to undertake your induction year and provide you with the chance to use your skills and knowledge to achieve your potential.

Newly qualified teachers can submit their details to the Recruitment Team to be included on a secure list both primary and secondary schools can access. Schools contact you directly if they have a suitable vacancy and ask if you wish to apply.

To register on the NQT list email with the following details:

  • Name and address, including postcode
  • Phone number
  • ITT provider (University, school etc)
  • Course Undertaken (for example PGCE, B.Ed, Schools Direct)
  • Primary Teachers: Preferred year group(s) to teach
  • Secondary Teachers: Subject specialism(s)
  • Please state how you found out about the NQT list. Which website if via the internet?

If you have any queries regarding the NQT recruitment process, please contact the Recruitment Team on 023 9284 1242.

NQTs can also apply directly to posts advertised on the website. View our current teaching vacancies

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Induction period for newly qualified teachers

Short term (casual) supply teaching of less than one term’s duration cannot count towards an NQT’s statutory induction period. Because of this, the council discourages schools from employing NQTs for casual supply work. If possible, you should avoid this type of supply work during your first year of teaching as it prevents you beginning your NQT induction period.

If a school is employing you for one term or more to regularly teach the same class, then the school has a statutory requirement to start your induction and provide you with the appropriate support.

Before you take up the post, the induction coordinator and the headteacher should agree a programme of support with you, and inform the local authority. Induction cannot be undertaken or completed retrospectively.

Supply Teaching

The council no longer operates a central list of supply teachers. If you are looking for teaching supply work in Portsmouth schools, you can contact either individual schools to find out if they are currently recruiting supply teachers, or contact supply agencies.

Portsmouth City Council is not the employer if you work for agencies, so cannot take responsibility for recruitment of staff or termination of assignments. Supply teachers working through agencies are not entitled to membership of Teachers Pensions.

Working in Portsmouth Schools

All current teaching vacancies for NQTs and experienced teachers can be found on the dedicated schools vacancy pages.

If there are currently no suitable vacancies, but you would like to find out more about our recruitment events, please email us at including your name, contact number, whether you are primary or secondary trained, and for secondary teachers your subject specialism(s).

You will be added to our update mailing list and further information will be sent to you as we confirm more details for this exciting event.

Not a qualified teacher yet? 

If you are considering a career in teaching contact our Teaching School Alliance to find out more about routes into teaching by email at, or visit Portsmouth and Solent Training Alliance on Facebook.