Why teach in London?

London is the Capital City of England and the largest city in the UK. Greater London is home to over 9 million people and despite being a population centre for over 2,000 years, it’s a city dominated by young people who have gathered here from around the world. in fact, around 37% of the entire population were born overseas and have made London their home.


When it comes to arts and culture, London leads the way, with hundreds of attractions, museums and galleries across the city, catering for every cultural niche.

Food is another huge plus for London. It’s a melting pot of world cuisine and attracts some of the world's best chefs and the world's most innovative street food outlets anywhere. if you have a taste for a particular flavour, London can satisfy that need.

To serve this large and diverse population there are around 3,250 schools. Of these, approximately 15% of schools in London are independent schools (private, fee-paying schools), the remaining 85% are state schools, and other types of schools such as academies and free schools.

About Aquinas Education

Aquinas Education is a unique education recruitment agency with offices across the UK. We specialise in sourcing, supplying and supporting our supply staff on a personal level, making sure that they share the same objectives and ethos we strive to give in our individual approach. Saint Thomas Aquinas is the Patron Saint of Education, which is where our name originated from.

Our ethos is quite simple; we strongly promote ambition within schools and educational environments. We are ambitious for our pupils, schools, teachers and other educational workers in an ethical and modern setting. We want to promote the positive meaning of the phrase“to be ambitious”.

Not only do we supply the most competent teachers and support staff around, we also give back to the schools by offering a reward scheme, continued support and the chance for positive role models to visit the schools individually. Working within the education sector we believe schools deliver a very high standard of care and teaching. We endeavour to match these aspirations by providing a highly professional service and the best staff available.

Equal opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate their commitment to children’s safeguarding. All successful appointments will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and a range of other pre-employment recruitment checks.


Work for Aquinas

We are also recruiting Education Recruitment Consultants.

Aquinas Education team is a great place to work. We offer some of the best salaries and the most generous bonus structures around. We also proudly train and promote our team, with all of our office managers around the UK being promoted from within.

Education Recruitment Consultant

Working for Aquinas is a rewarding job that is the very
definition of work hard, play hard - with the added bonus
of “earn very well indeed’

If you’d like to find out more about joining the Aquinas Team, please click here to find out more.


Come and teach in London

Whatever the teaching role you’re looking for, we have the position for you. Just click
the link below, or speak to one of the team in London on 020 3890 6767 to talk through
your requirements.

The roles we’re recruiting for

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

The types of teaching roles we're recruiting for are as follows:

Primary teacher

We're looking for Primary Teachers for KS1 and KS2 across London and the Home Counties. Whether you are a seasoned Teacher or a Newly Qualified Teacher please talk to the team as this role could be ideal for you. Ideally, you will be able to develop ideas for lessons and approaches to teaching. Preparing pupils for early learning teaching, assessments, and the next stage of their academic careers.

We recruit for primary schools in all sectors from small, cosy state schools to large academy groups.


Reception Teacher

We are actively seeking competent EYS teachers for full-time positions in primary schools throughout London, Essex, and the Home Counties. This is the perfect opportunity for individuals interested in teaching early-year students, as it allows you to utilise various teaching approaches and new curriculum advancements to instruct the younger age group at one of our great school partners across London.

A teaching qualification, such as QTS, is required, although previous experience teaching the EYS curriculum is preferred but not mandatory. Whether you are a seasoned teacher or a recently qualified teacher, this role promises to be a great step to advance your career.


SEN Teaching Assistant

We are currently seeking SEN Teaching Assistants to join the Aquinas team and work with pupils who have diverse range of Special Educational Needs, such as Autism (ASD), Speech and Language Difficulties (Sp&LD), and Learning Difficulties in our primary schools located in London, South East and Home Counties.

As an Early Years SEN Teaching Assistant, you will offer exceptional support to students, both on a one-to-one basis and in small groups, who require SEN assistance. This role can be extremely fulfilling as you have the opportunity to make a genuine and positive impact on the lives of children throughout the London City Region and beyond.


Supply teachers

At Aquinas Education, we are continuously seeking qualified teachers to join our team and support primary and secondary schools throughout the London Region. As a supply teacher, you will have the opportunity to work flexibly across our various schools located in London and other regions if you are interested in travel or relocation.

In this role, you will have some degree of freedom to choose when and where you want to work, providing you with the perfect work-life balance. Moreover, you will gain diverse teaching experience, working with a wide range of students and enhancing your teaching skills.

So, if you are a qualified teacher who is looking for flexibility, variety, and opportunities for professional development, we would love to hear from you.


Teaching Assistant

We are always recruiting teaching assistants throughout the London Region to provide classroom support and help in guiding students as they learn and grow. This position offers valuable experience and an opportunity to provide extra support to students.

While prior experience is beneficial, it is not a requirement. If you possess any relevant qualifications, please include them in your cover letter.


Cover Supervisors

We are always seeking great Cover Supervisors for both temporary and contract roles in London and Home Counties schools. This position is ideal for individuals who are considering a career in teaching or those who are already qualified but are looking for more school experience.

As a Cover Supervisor, you will need to create and maintain a safe and supportive learning environment, which involves implementing effective behaviour management techniques. However, if you require training in this area, we offer comprehensive training to prepare you for the role.

In addition to your ability to manage classroom behaviour, you will need excellent interpersonal and organisational skills to lead pre-planned lessons and ensure students are engaged and making progress.

Working as a Cover Supervisor offers a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in a dynamic and fast-paced environment while contributing to the education and development of young minds.


HLTA's (Higher Level Teaching Assistants)

We are seeking highly motivated HLTA's with experience in KS2 education to bring their skills and knowledge to our team. In this role, you will work alongside students with special and additional needs, providing support and guidance to help them reach their full potential.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working with 1:1 students in KS2 classes and will possess recent experience in successfully planning for small groups and preparing resources. We are seeking individuals who are genuinely passionate and committed to working with pupils with special and additional needs.

If you are a dedicated and enthusiastic individual with a desire to make a positive impact on the lives of young people, we encourage you to register now an peak to the Aquinas team.


Behaviour Mentor

We are currently seeking passionate and dedicated Behaviour Mentors to join the non-teaching school support team in several schools across London, the Home Counties and the South East, starting as soon as possible. These are permanent non-teaching positions that offers an exciting opportunity to inspire and motivate students to achieve their full potential.

We welcome applications from a diverse range of individuals, including ex-sports people, graduates looking to pursue a career in teaching, and those with life experience. The ideal candidate will be friendly, hardworking, and able to bring fresh ideas to the school.

In this role, you will play a vital part in ensuring that all young people are given the opportunity to succeed in a safe, caring, and stimulating environment. You will use your energy and enthusiasm to motivate and engage students who require extra support in their behaviour and attitude towards learning.

This is a great role to use your life skills gathered elsewhere to become a positive role model for others. 


Exam invigilators

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


Take a tour of London with the Aquinas team

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