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A great place to teach 

We want experienced and aspirational primary school teachers to join us! 

We are looking for primary school teachers who want to move up into management positions. Find out how we can offer support and guidance when you come to teach for us.

Register your interest now or give us a call and leave a message if you'd like to speak to a member of the team.

Teaching in Barking and Dagenham

Working for Barking and Dagenham Schools is interesting and rewarding. You will benefit from a competitive salary, London Weighting and the chance to make a real difference in children’s lives, helping them to attain to the best of their abilities.

Education and our teachers are essential to the success of our commitment to give our children the best start in life. And this commitment starts with our commitment to support our teachers with guidance, training and career opportunities through every phase of their professional development.

We recognise that effective teaching and classroom achievements are to be celebrated and best practice is promoted across the borough in a supportive and creative environment. You will be given every opportunity to develop your growing skills and particular expertise.

As a teacher in Barking and Dagenham you will be nurtured and valued as a part of our school community and given the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of our children.

Why Barking and Dagenham? 

Barking and Dagenham is bursting with energy and full of opportunities. It has a proud history of manufacturing, industrial and sporting excellence thanks to the talent of its people, strategic transport links and location in the South East.

Standing proudly in East London with a wonderful diverse population, its neighbouring boroughs are Redbridge, Havering and Newham.

Barking and Dagenham benefits from being on the banks of the River Thames, has excellent transport links and is just 9 miles from the capital's West End with its theatres and tourist attractions, and yet it has attractive big green parks and open spaces covering over 700 acres for you to enjoy and is just a few minutes’ drive from the green Essex countryside.

The borough has some of the best value land for development and one of the last remaining London boroughs offering a range of affordable housing for those wanting to get on the property ladder and reasonable rents for those who wish to save.

In one of our newest developments from Barking and Dagenham Reside, properties are available with a range from one, three and four bedroom homes, all built to the highest modern standards. Rents start from £700 and all houses come with their own private gardens.



  • Headteacher (HT) - Responsible for providing overall strategic leadership and, with others, lead, develop and support the strategic direction, vision, values and priorities of the school.
  • Deputy Headteacher (DHT) - In addition to carrying out the professional duties of a teacher, the deputy headteacher has a major role to play under the overall direction of the headteacher


  • Teacher - Required to plan and teach lessons and sequences of lessons to the classes they are assigned to teach.
  • Teaching Assistant - Set out learning resources in line with the preparation requirements that has been provided by the teacher.
  • Student Support Worker - Plays a major role in the prevention of exclusion through individual and group programmes as part of the Inclusive Strategy adopted by the school. .


  • Office Staff - Receive telephone calls and deal with enquiries from parents, staff, outside agencies, etc politely and efficiently, passing on messages as appropriate. Using Word, Excel, or other IT packages as appropriate to produce letters, documents, reports, minutes, forms etc for Senior Leadership Team and other staff as required.
  • Caretaker - To ensure the smooth management of school premises with regard to security, cleaning, maintenance, health and safety. To ensure that the school building is an ideal environment for pupils, staff and visitors.
  • ICT Technician – Provide technical support and advice with the running of the school IT networks. Oversee the maintenance of the IT equipment. Provide support to staff and students using IT equipment.


We recognised that a dedicated Recruitment and Retention Service is essential to support schools with the recruitment, appointment, support and retention of good quality teachers. Good recruitment strategies lead to higher rates of retention.

Historically, there was a shortage of high calibre teachers actively seeking to work in this locality. The Recruitment and Retention Team was therefore set up by the Council to raise her profile with the widest possible audience, locally, nationally and internationally.

Services to Head teachers
Recruitment and Retention offer only one top level service which will provide schools with the following; 
  • Attendance at national and international University / teacher training institution recruitment fairs
  • Recruitment service for trainee teachers to have placements in schools.
  • Recruitment service for Newly Qualified Teachers.
  • Recruitment service for main scale / middle leadership teachers.
  • Recruitment service for employment based routes into teaching.
  • Recruitment service for specialised posts.
  • Assign Points Based System Certificates of Sponsorship (Tier 2) for overseas trained teachers’ employed by LA Schools in accordance with UK Border Agency criteria.
  • Assist when required with Senior School Leadership posts.
  • Work with Local Authority officers as well as outside agencies such as neighbouring Local Authorities and / or the National College regarding School Leadership, Development and Succession Planning.
  • Keep up to date with new initiatives and any funding that may be available to teachers
  • Assign extension Points Based System Certificate of Sponsorship (Tier 2) for overseas trained teachers employed by LA schools in accordance with UK Border Agency criteria.
  • Professional development for overseas trained teachers.
  • Develop a range of pastoral activities.
  • Work with schools on School Leadership Development and Succession Planning.
  • Strategic and line management of Butler Court teacher residence / staff.
  • Promote Government Housing initiatives amongst new teachers within the LA.

Recruitment and Retention Team
School Improvement Services
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
5th Floor, Roycraft House
15 Linton Road
IG11 8HE
Phone: 020 8227 2643
Email: teach@lbbd.gov.uk


School job vacancies are currently compiled into a weekly online bulletin.