Primary schools

Clarus Education has been born out of the need for an improved recruitment service within education. With the evolution of technology and the advancement of social media, finding the right job has become easier and harder at the same time.

With Clarus Education, finding your ideal job, whether as a school administrator, class teacher or senior leader, will be effortless in comparison to the hours spent sifting through a mountain of application forms or ineffective supply.


Senior leadership

A school's leadership team is often referred to as the SLT (Senior Leadership Team) or SMT (Senior Management Team). As the decision-making body, they're integral to a school's success and strategic direction.

At Clarus Education, we spend considerable time getting to know client schools and working in partnership with their leadership teams and school governors. This provides us with a unique insight into the depth of skills and strengths required to be an effective and successful member of the SLT/SMT, with a clear understanding of what's needed to be the ‘right fit’.

We recruit for Senior Leadership/Management Team positions within all school environments across Primary, Secondary and Special Needs. Whether your leadership strength is in teaching and learning, assessment, pastoral or curriculum-based, we'll find you the perfect position to match your expectations and requirements.

For advice on senior roles, get in touch to discuss your options and ambitions.

  • Senior Leadership Team Positions
  • Head Teacher
  • Deputy Head Teacher
  • Assistant Head Teacher
  • School Business Manager / Bursar
  • Special Needs Coordinator (SENCo)


Middle management

As class teachers progress through their careers, additional responsibilities often become part of the job; whether it be school-wide or departmental. These opportunities facilitate more experience and allow class teachers to climb the ladder of career progression into middle management.

Depending on the size of the school, a position with additional responsibility may come with a TLR payment (Teaching & Learning Responsibility). The weight of a TLR will depend on the scale of responsibility given, which is often determined by the importance placed on the role itself, size of school, department or phase.

If you're seeking a position of additional responsibility such as Head of Department or Phase Leader, you're in the right place. 

So, if you want to take the next step in developing your teaching career, or simply want to speak to an advisor regarding your career progression options, get in touch with a member of our team today.    

Types of roles we place are:

  • Subject Coordinator / Leader
  • Key Stage Coordinator
  • Phase Leader
  • Head of Department

Class teachers

Primary & Early Years Teacher

The role of a class teacher within Primary Education is to develop schemes of work and lesson plans in line with the national primary curriculum and early years’ framework. You are responsible for developing and fostering the appropriate skills and social abilities, organising the classroom and learning resources, and creating displays to encourage a positive learning environment for pupils aged 3-11 years.

A successful primary teacher will be confident in motivating pupils with enthusiasm and imagination, whilst maintaining discipline and ensuring pupil progress in line with the appropriate framework.

Clarus Education partner and support a variety of schools across Greater London: improving to outstanding graded schools; voluntary-aided faith to non-denominational community schools. We find the best primary teachers perfectly suited to our client schools, their ambitions, and staff dynamics.

We place teachers into permanent, fixed, or long-term contract roles across EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

To work within one of our client schools, primary teachers will require UK QTS.

Class teachers

Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) / Early Career Teacher (ECT)

Whether you have completed your initial teacher training (ITT) through a PGCE, SCITT or Schools Direct, being a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) / Early Career Teacher (ECT) can be daunting. So many schools, so many jobs – where to start?

Once you have completed your ITT, the key is to find the perfect school to support you through your induction and kick off your teaching career.

Due to COVID and the impact on your training and placements, the government have tweaked the induction, coming into effect from the 1st September 2021.

What’s new – the following key changes have been made:

  • The term early career teacher (ECT) replaces newly qualified teacher (NQT).
  • The standard length of induction has been increased from one school year to two school years.
  • In addition to the 10% timetable reduction that ECTs receive in their first year of induction, ECTs will also receive a 5% timetable reduction in the second year of induction.
  • Schools are expected to deliver an induction period that is underpinned by the ECF – Early Career Framework. Appropriate bodies will have a role in checking that an ECF-based induction is in place.
  • The role of the mentor has been introduced. The mentor will have a key role in supporting the ECT during induction and is separate to the role of the induction tutor.
  • There will be two formal assessment points, one midway through induction, and one at the end of the induction period. These will be supported by regular progress reviews to monitor progress, to take place in each term where a formal assessment is not scheduled.

For more information and insight, take a look through the 2021 government guidance.

As an NQT / ECT you will have an idea of which year or key stage you'd like to teach. Your first permanent post as an NQT / ECT should be within your comfort zone, a year group you have experience of and are confident about.

Once you're set on the phase and year group, decide what your type of school you want to work within. With over 2000 state primary schools within Greater London, your choice is wide. Try to be as open-minded as possible, without losing sight of the type of environment that suits your personality and skillset. Faith or state, creative or traditional, 1, 2 or 3 form entry.

With a 2-year induction, please take your time and ensure you choose the right school… You'll know when you've found the right school.

We have vacancies across EYFS, KS1 & KS2.

Graduates & teaching assistants

Clarus Education work on behalf of primary schools across London in order to recruit the very best teaching assistants. All of our positions are long-term or permanent. They require only  the most committed individuals to support pupils across the key stages. The pupils abilities can vary from those of lower ability through to the gifted and talented.

The primary phase is divided into 3 phases. Ahead of applying for a primary teaching assistant position, gain an understanding of which phase you would feel best suited:

  • Early Years Phase – Nursery & Reception Classes (Aged 3 – 5yrs)
  • Key Stage 1 Phase – Year 1 & 2 Classes (Aged 5 – 7yrs)
  • Key Stage 2 Phase – Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Classes (Aged 7 – 11yrs)

The role of a primary teaching assistant requires an individual with creativity, initiative, and a proactive approach. Strength and confidence in your academic ability is also essential.

Clarus Aspirations

Clarus Aspirations is a graduate attraction initiative, developed by our team, with schools, graduates and children in mind.

Graduates are integral to the future of education and child development, as they represent the next generation of professionals; tasked with moulding and nurturing young minds for years to come.

In response to the demand for such talented individuals across the various fields within education, we have made real strides in supporting the training and development of aspirational graduates.

Become one of our Clarus Aspirations Graduates today - call us on: 0203 805 3430 or email – we are recruiting now.

Aspiring Teacher Programme (ATP)

As an aspiring teacher, you will witness and experience the varied classroom dynamics that will assist and hopefully support you in your own professional development ahead of a PGCE, SCITT or Schools Direct.

If you have aspirations to train as a primary school teacher, the Aspiring Teacher Programme (ATP) is unique in providing graduates with the opportunity to learn, develop and train as a primary school teacher, debt-free.

Delivered as fully funded teacher training, from day one until you complete your fast-tracked NQT induction, you'll receive a salary as well as having your tuition fees paid for.

If you have your sights set on training to become a Primary Teacher, get in touch with our team today on 0203 805 3430 or email – we are recruiting now.

Back office and administrative

The operational support at any primary school is fundamental to its smooth-running. Within an environment that requires uncompromisingly high standards in regards to security and vetting, the back office support and administrative staff in all primary schools need to be organised, efficient and alert.

Each primary school is different, with varying demands in skillset across all positions within ‘Back Office and Administrative’. Our vacancies for these particular positions will clearly highlight the particular qualifications and experience required to apply; whether it’s knowledge of SIMS or a CIPD qualification.

Our back-office support positions cover all levels of responsibility, from the front of house administrative staff through to leadership team support and assistants.

Back office & administrative positions:

  • Back Office & Administrative
  • Headteachers PA
  • Office Manager
  • Office Administrator
  • Finance Officer
  • Receptionist