Securing your dream teaching job

Getting the right teaching role for you
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How to secure a teaching job
How to write an effective letter of application
How to navigate an interview for any teaching position
Support in deciding whether to stay in a current role or leave
How to negotiate an online interview
An understanding of different school systems and characteristics


  • This course is aimed at teachers or prospective teachers, but will be useful to anyone interested in the job seeking process in the education sector
  • No prior knowledge needed
  • No additional tech requirements


If you are a teacher at any level or phase, and considering a career move, this is the course for you. We start by exploring whether you *really* want to leave your current position - what are the push and pull factors? What factors might be most significant in making you want to stay or go? From there, we will look at the application process, starting with the writing of an effective letter of application, finishing with the job interview itself, the interview lesson (including advice and guidance for online interviews too) and hopefully ending with you securing the job you want.

Who this course is for:

  • Any teacher or education professional looking for their next job
  • Any teacher considering whether to leave their current position
  • Any educator who needs support in writing a successful letter of application
  • Any educator who wants to develop their interview technique
  • Any educator stressed or anxious about securing a new job

Course content

5 sections22 lectures2h 30m total length
  • Introduction


Passionate teacher
Thomas Rogers
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I'm Tom Rogers, a passionate and experienced educator from the UK.

I started my professional teaching career as a High School teacher in 2007 and went on to become a Head of Department in 2013. In September 2016, I took up the role of Head of History at O Castro British International School in Vigo, Spain. In January 2019, I became an assistant headteacher for teaching and learning. I'm now back in the UK.

I have founded, organised and co-hosted #TMHistoryIcons, the only national TeachMeet for History teachers in the UK. Its inaugural meeting took place in March 2016 in Chester and was attended by more than 100 teachers. The second event took place in April 2017, the third in April 2018 and the latest in April 2019. The "teachmeet icons" franchise has now expanded to include Maths, English, Science and Geography strands, becoming one of the most significant grassroots teacher movements in the UK.

I currently write a column for the TES, the largest educational publication in the UK. 

I am the director of RogersHistory, an online educational platform which was used by more than 100 schools and 1000 students in the last academic year. My youtube channel supports students to achieve their academic goals and has accrued 100,000 views. I am followed by more than 30,000 educators (and others) on twitter.

I try to bring my passion for teaching and learning into all my Udemy courses. The way in which my courses are planned reflects my current professional role and subject expertise.