What you could teach

Find out what subjects are available to teach on our Training Programme across England and Wales right now, and how we match you up with one.

Our trainees teach numerous curriculum areas in primary and secondary schools across England and Wales. We fill our vacancies as soon as we find candidates who meet our requirements. To improve your chances of getting a place teaching your chosen subject we recommend applying as soon as possible.

The table below shows which curriculum areas are currently available nationally – bear in mind you may be asked to teach more than one in your school. Keep an eye on this page for the most up-to-date information. 

Places often fill at different rates across regions. That means subject availability can differ from the table below in certain locations.
 

Curriculum areas available in 2020

Availability

Business

Places available

Computing

Places available

Design and technology

Places available

English

Places available

Geography

Places available

History

Places available

Maths

Places available

Modern foreign languages

Places available

Music

Places available

Primary

Places available

Science

Places available

Religious education

Places available

Early years

Places available

 

If you get a place on our Training Programme, we’ll match you to a subject. This will be based on the needs of our schools and your eligibility to teach it. You can rank your subject preferences in your application, but we’ll only take into account your preferences for subjects you’re eligible to teach.

I’d like to teach science. How can I boost my subject knowledge?

If you have A-levels at grade B or above in biology, chemistry or physics, or have studied a science degree, you can still be a physics or chemistry specialist in school.

Teach First will help you access a subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) programme to develop your knowledge. The SKE course will be free to eligible candidates.

What if there’s no availability in the subject I want to teach?

If there are no more places left for your chosen subject in the current intake you won’t be able to apply for it in that recruitment year. You can apply for vacancies in the following year when they open, usually July. 

We sometimes change our requirements for a new recruitment year so keep checking our website when we reopen applications to make sure you’re still eligible to apply.

Does Teach First offer a reserve system if what I want to teach is full?

No. But if there are no places left to teach your preferred subject, we will make you an offer for a different curriculum area as long as you are eligible to teach it and there is availability
 

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