General Teaching Information

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Graduate Teacher Programme

You need to be employed by a Royal Borough school in order to access this programme.You can enquire about completing the GTP in the Royal Borough by contacting our schools directly and including a copy of your CV. For a list of schools and contact details visit our Schools page

Many Royal Borough Schools work in partnership with London South Bank University (LSBU)to provide high quality training, development and support for GTPs. Colleagues can apply to the LSBU once a school position has been secured. At the end of the year, successful colleagues will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status.

LSBU is our Designated Recommended Body (DRB). The contact details are as follows:

Janet Ramdeo, Employment Based Routes (EBR) Director.

London South Bank University, Education department, 108 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA

Email: Ramdeoj@lsbu.ac.uk

For more information on the GTP and all other routes into teaching visit the Teaching and Development Agency (TDA) Website

You can also visit the GTP section of our Frequently Asked Questions pages


Applying for experienced teacher posts

For all teaching positions please use the jobs database search for current vacancies Kensington and Chelsea Jobs search page. If you have question about applying for positions in the borough please refer to tour FAQs page.


Short term Supply limit extensions

Newly qualified teachers that have not completed induction can undertake short term supply work for a limited period of 16 months only. After this time teachers cannot undertake supply work in maintained schools, non maintained special schools or maintained nurseries

It is possible to request an extension from the Local Authority’s Induction Coordinator which will allow qualified teachers who are unable to secure a suitable supply post for induction to continue working in the borough’s maintained school for up to a maximum of 12 months.

If you would like to request a short term supply work extension please email the induction administrator at teaching@rbkc.gov.uk with the following information:

  • full name
  • DCSF number
  • date of birth
  • home address
  • reason for not securing post suitable to complete induction
  • date you would like the extension to start
  • endorsement from a headteacher of a Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea school

A letter confirming that your extension has been granted will be emailed and posted to you. The starting date for all extensions begin from the first day after your short term supply limit ends and will only apply to Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea schools. All data will be treated as confidential and will not be used for any other purpose

For more information about short term supply work please see page 27 of the Statutory Guidance for the Induction of Teachers in England or visit the TDA's Short term supply work page


Work Experience Placements

To apply for a work experience placement please contact the schools directly - it is essential that if you have not recently undertaken an enhanced CRB check that you do this beforehand. You can find out more CRB checks at the Criminal Records Bureau website

Visit our List of Schools page to find contact information for our schools