Welcome to Derby

Derby lies just to the West of Nottingham and whilst smaller with a population of 250,000, is an incredibly vibrant, friendly city with a young feel and huge history in innovation. The City is home to engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce and Bombardier Transportation, along with Toyota's UK headquarters and manufacturing base south west of the city at Burnaston.

Derby is home to two of the most influential women in the world. Florence Nightingale and Lara Croft, both of whom were “born” in Derby. Harry Stephens, who moved Derby to the USA in the 1800’s is famously credited with inventing both the paper drinking straw and the American staple, the hot dog!

Situated on the banks of the River Derwent that flows through it, it’s got exceptional transport links and access to the beautiful, rugged Peak District, just to the north of the city.


Speak to us about these current Derbyshire Teaching Jobs

For more information about any of these roles, please call the
Derby Office on 0115 924 4788


If you are a teacher, please click here to register your interest. A member of the Aquinas team will be in touch to run you through the registration process.


If you are a school in Derbyshire looking to work with Aquinas or want some more information, please click here to register your interest. A member of the Aquinas team will be in touch shortly.

Recruiting teaching Staff across Derby and Derbyshire

We advertise many of our roles on this website, but many others are filled almost immediately by people who have registered with us. It's why we recommend registering on the site, if you're interested in a role - even if you don't see it advertised.

The types of teaching roles in Derby and Derbyshire we're recruiting for are as follows:

Supply Teachers

We are always looking to recruit additional teachers to work in primary and secondary schools in the Derby area. As a supply teacher, you will have the chance to work flexibly in our schools situated in Derby and further afield if you are keen on travelling or thinking of moving to a new location.

This job role provides you with a degree of freedom to choose when and where you work, allowing you to have the ideal work-life balance. In addition, it offers a wide range of teaching experiences, where you can work with a variety of students and school environments and improve your teaching techniques. Our supply teacher positions are suitable for those that need flexibility, diversity, or looking for professional development experience.

Whether you are a veteran teacher or just starting out, if you are enthusiastic about education and ready to take on a new challenge, we’d love to hear from you.


Cover Supervisors

We are always on the lookout for outstanding Cover Supervisors for both short-term and long-term roles in Derby and Derbyshire schools. This role is ideal for individuals who are contemplating a career in teaching or those who are already qualified but are searching for more school experience.

As a Cover Supervisor, you should be able to construct and sustain a secure and encouraging learning atmosphere, with excellent behaviour management techniques. If you’re new to the role and require additional support or guidance, we can provide comprehensive training to prepare you for the role.

Working as a Cover Supervisor gives you an great chance to gain knowledge in a dynamic environment, whilst being able to contribute to the education and development of young people.


Teaching Assistants

Are you interested in either joining or returning to the world of education in Derby? If so, we would love to hear from you!

As a Teaching Assistant, you would have the chance to help students achieve their learning goals in a classroom setting. This is a great way to work with pupils and get some invaluable experience in education, whether you have prior knowledge or not.

Although prior experience would be advantageous, it is not mandatory. If you have any relevant qualifications, please include them in your cover letter.


Primary teachers

Aquinas is actively recruiting Primary Teachers for both KS1 and KS2 roles in Derby. Whether you are a seasoned teacher or a newly qualified teacher, we would love to hear from you as this role could be a perfect fit for your skills and experience.

As a Primary Teacher with Aquinas, you will be expected to create unique lesson plans and teaching strategies to help your pupils get ready for early learning, tests, and inspire them to achieve their education and personal potential.

Our recruitment team works with many of the best primary schools in Derbyshire across state schools and academy group schools. Our skilled and knowledgable team will always aim to match your skills and aspirations to the rights schools and the perfect working atmosphere for your specific needs.


SEN Teaching Assistants

We are looking to recruit both experienced and newly qualified SEN Teaching Assistants to join the Aquinas team for our partner our primary schools throughout Derby and Derbyshire,

The Early Years SEN Teaching Assistant (SEN TA)provides one to one support to students with a diverse range of Special Educational Needs, such as Autism (ASD), Speech and Language Difficulties (Sp&LD;), and Learning Difficulties.

This is an incredibly rewarding role, as it will allow you to make a genuinely meaningful difference to the lives of children throughout the Derby area.


Reception Teachers

We are always looking for qualified and capable Early Years (EYS) teachers to join our team for full-time positions in primary schools located in Derby and Derbyshire region. This role presents an excellent opportunity for those who are passionate about teaching and guiding young children, and would like to utilise different teaching methods and curriculum advancements to guide younger students in one of our partner schools.

The most successful Behaviour Mentors come from a real range of backgrounds, including former athletes, graduates pursuing a career in teaching, and those with life experience. Our ideal candidate is friendly, hardworking, and can bring fresh perspectives to the students and the school.

Although previous experience in teaching EYS curriculum is preferred, we would consider teachers with other experience. A teaching qualification such as QTS is preferred. Whether you are a newly qualified or experienced teacher, this position offers a great chance to advance your career and make a positive impact on the education and development of young students.


Behaviour Mentors

We are currently in search of enthusiastic and committed Behaviour Mentors to join our team of non-teaching school support staff in various schools across Derby and Derbyshire. These are generally permanent positions that offer an exciting opportunity to inspire and motivate students to reach their full potential.

The most successful Behaviour Mentors come from a real range of backgrounds, including former athletes, graduates pursuing a career in teaching, and those with life experience. Our ideal candidate is friendly, hardworking, and can bring fresh perspectives to the students and the school.

As a Behaviour Mentor, you will play a crucial role in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to succeed in a secure, caring, and stimulating environment. You will use your enthusiasm and energy to motivate and engage students who require additional support with their behaviour and approach to learning.


HLTA's (Higher Level Teaching Assistants)

If you are you a highly motivated HLTA with experience in KS2 education, then we’d love you to join our amazing team.

As an HLTA with Aquinas, you will be working closely with students who have special and additional needs, providing them with the necessary support and guidance to help them achieve their full potential.

The ideal HLTA should have a proven track record of working with 1:1 students in KS2 classes and recent experience in planning for small groups and preparing resources. We are looking for individuals who are genuinely passionate about working with pupils with special and additional needs and are committed to making a positive impact on their lives.

If you are an enthusiastic and dedicated individual who wants to make a difference in the lives of young people, we encourage you to register now and speak to one of the highly trained and ever helpful Aquinas team.


Exam invigilators

We require a team of Invigilators to assist our schools across the full Derby 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.