Primary teaching pool

Primary Teaching Pool

 Children’s Services

 Education, Skills and Early Years

 Primary Teaching Posts in Oldham for September 2020

 Salary Teacher Main scale £24,373 - £35,971

Oldham is seeking expressions of interest from primary teachers interested in working in Oldham. This process is not restricted to just NQTs and we welcome expressions of interest from teachers returning to the profession. Oldham has a "pool" for schools to use to fill vacancies for September 2020. Primary Headteachers and Principals will have access to information on applicants to this pool and may invite selected applicants for interview should they have a vacancy.

Oldham is an excellent place to start and develop a teaching career, because:

  • The borough offers highly successful school-led NQT induction programmes.
  • NQT induction is high quality, and quality assured to a high standard.
  • With seven Teaching Schools in the borough the offer for teachers after their NQT year is second to none.
  • Schools collaborate closely across the borough providing further opportunities for professional and career development within an experienced and supportive team.
  • Good transport links mean that Oldham is just a short journey from both Manchester city centre and countryside areas of outstanding natural beauty, whilst also boasting affordable housing.
  • Oldham is a borough of contrasts, with both rural and urban schools, and offers opportunities to develop a career in a variety of contexts.

The Primary Teaching Pool encourages and welcomes applications from teachers who would like to work in any type of Oldham primary school.

The Oldham Education Partnership, Oldham Opportunity Area and the Local Authority are working closely with all schools to support their continued progress.

Please note: Once submitted, your application will be looked at as and when a suitable vacancy arises at one of the schools within the Primary Teaching Pool scheme.  If you have any queries about the status of your application, or about the Primary Teaching Pool, please email