Bury is 9 miles from Manchester and set in beautiful countryside - it is proud to be town and proud to be country! It has good transport links both with an excellent public transport network as well as good motorway connections. Click on the following links for information on the Bury Today website and major Bury's major new redevelopment in our offsite links. Have a look at the download 'education attainment of pupils in Bury.
Primary, secondary and special school jobs and are split into teaching and school support staff jobs and are available from our related pages.
There is a link to online application forms, job descriptions and person specifications. Schools also choose to advertise in The Times Educational Supplement (TUES) website available in our offsite links.
Bury is a great place to start your teaching career, attracting a significant number of new entrants to the profession year on year. Its schools welcome Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and appreciate the vitality and enthusiasm that they bring to the profession.
We offer every NQT a rich and stimulating learning environment. The Local Authority (LA) and schools have given wholehearted support to the induction process and the importance of laying secure foundations for future professional and career development.
Have a look at the following documents in our downloads area:
Bury Local Authority support its new teachers
What you can expect in your induction year
What our NQTs of 2008-2009 said about their experience in Bury.
"Thanks to all tutors/course leaders. I have learnt so much in such a short space of time. The support from this LA has been amazing. This year has been fab!"
"I felt the support given in NQT meetings has been excellent and has made me feel more confident to approach the LA if I have any queries."
Have a look at our frequently asked questions in our related pages.
Newly qualified teachers are offered a supportive and well established centrally run and well established centrally run the Primary NQT's training programme and the Secondary Schools and Colleges NQT's Training Programmes from our downloads area. This includes a residential conference, support from the Quality and Advisory Service and networking opportunities. In subsequent years there is a wide range of professional development opportunities on offer to schools. Some useful information can be found on the Training and Development Agency for Schools website from our offsite links.
A guide to property prices within Bury, a link to information regarding Bury Estate Agents and details of letting agents can be found in our offsite links.
Bury has an Affordable Housing Scheme which is part of a Government initiative designed to allow individuals and families better access to housing and aid first time buyers in getting a foot on the housing ladder by providing low cost housing. Teachers can apply for this scheme after 6 months in post.
Use the offsite links to obtain further information about the Affordable Housing Scheme and a list of properties available through this scheme.
Useful Information you may find of interest from our downloads and offsite links:
Graduate Teacher Programme for an Employment Route into Teaching website
NQT's Supporting Adults 2010 document
Newly Qualified Teachers
How Bury supports its new teachers document
Tips on how to prepare for an interview document
Tips for completing an application form document
A graduate and want to find a route into teaching as a career?
Look at the post graduate certificate of education courses full time and part time on the Graduate Teacher Training Registry website (GTTR).
Bury Career and Professional Development Opportunities Framework and New National Teachers Standards
Professional standards for Teachers - Core & Qualified Teacher status documents
To view career, training and development opportunities nationally, locally and within Bury Schools see the Bury Framework of Opportunities document.
General Teaching Council for England website
General Teaching Council Code of Practice for Registered Teachers document
The Coaching and Mentoring Framework was produced by CUREE in 2005. It unpicks the different types of coaching and the difference between coaching and mentoring.
Useful web sites and documents
Training and Development Agency for Schools website
Teachers TV website
Voice Care Network TV website
NQT's Supporting Adults document
Voice Care - National Union of Teachers Health and Safety Briefing document. .
The golden hello is a financial incentive package for teachers of priority subjects in secondary state-maintained schools who train through a postgraduate initial teacher training (ITT) course leading to qualified teacher status (QTS).
Teachers must apply within 12 months of successfully completing their induction year.
Teachers must be employed to teach the subject for which they trained. Golden hello payments vary between £2,500 and £5,000 according to the subject and year in which a teacher started their postgraduate training; eligible teachers should apply to Bury Children's Services Personnel Services.
Find out if you might be eligible for the golden hello using the Training and Development Agency for Schools website.
For general enquiries about the Golden Hello Scheme, please contact the Teaching Information Line on 0845 6000 991.
If you are a further education teacher, please visit the Teachernet website for more information.
Supporting the Induction Process
This very useful guidance document can be used to support the NQT induction process and the full version can be can be downloaded from the TDA Induction website. This site also includes links around induction.
How induction works
key roles and responsibilities
career entry and development profile
core standards and assessments
popular questions on induction and
after your induction
Teacher's Professional Standards
Why sit still in your career?
Discover how you could progress at every stage of your career.
Read the standards and see how they can help you develop your teaching skills at your present stage and in the future.
The standards will help teachers to review their professional practice, inform their career decisions and identify their professional development needs. Where teachers wish to progress to the next career stage, the next level of the framework provides a reference point for all teachers when considering future development.
The standards should be used as a backdrop to performance management discussions.
Teachers' performance should be viewed in relation to their current career stage and the career stage they are approaching. The relevant standards should be looked at as a whole in order to help teachers identify areas of strength and areas for further professional development.
Introduction to the standards internet page
Bury LA Information / Links
The following may be of use during the induction process and are specific to Bury LA.
Copies of red,blue and green books 2010 documents
NQT Registration Form 2010 to 2011 documents
Primary and Secondary Training programme dates document
The Council's Development and Training Centre internet pages