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Location of event: Rochdale Town Hall, The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AB.
Parking: Plenty of parking - free for 3 hours, but you must display a ticket.
Time: Please arrive for refreshments at 1.30pm, the session is expected to conclude by 4.30pm.


We're looking for ambitious and enthusiastic NQTs for our primary school pool.

We're an innovative council who like to lead where others will follow. We’re passionate about doing things the Rochdale Way and this drives everything we do.  

We work hard to make a positive contribution to the lives of pupils in our borough to enable every child to reach their full potential. As one of our a newly qualified teachers, you'll have the opportunity to use your skills and expertise to make a real difference within Rochdale’s primary schools.

Rochdale is a fantastic place to start your teaching career. We are proud of the success and ambition in our schools and know that you can only add to that.

If you like the look of the role and you’re interested in joining us here in Rochdale then why not join us on the afternoon of Wednesday 24 January 2018, where we'll be offering all prospective applicants a unique opportunity to attend an NQT information and training event.

We’re hosting this special event for you so that you'll:

  • Get to hear from some current NQTs, RQTs, teachers about the support they have received from us as an NQT within the borough.
  • Find out about the wide range of career opportunities available.
  • Experience a headteacher’s journey from NQT to headteacher.
  • Hear from a keynote speaker, psychologist Dr Mike Rotheram, who'll draw upon his experiences of working with various high performing GB sports teams to inspire and encourage you to achieve your goals.  
  • Have the opportunity to talk about your application to the Rochdale NQT pool and to receive application and interview tips.

We want to showcase Rochdale to you, give you more information on the support we can provide to you, the opportunities available and the great success you can be a part of.

How to book onto the event

Book through Eventbrite; or


Make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. We’re looking forward to meeting you.

Apply to our primary NQT pool

In addition to the event, if all we can offer you at Rochdale sounds appealing then apply to our primary NQT pool now.

Complete the application form and supply your supporting documentation and email it to us

Closing date for applications is Friday, 23 February 2018 at 12noon.