Secondary School Job Roles

Welcome to T4Teachers, your local teaching and education recruitment agency in Hertfordshire. Our commitment is to connect passionate teachers with leading secondary schools across Hertfordshire. Here, we list a selection of job opportunities that not only offer rewarding careers but also contribute to shaping the minds of the next generation. Dive in to explore the possibilities!


Teaching Job Vacancies

Key Responsibilities: Planning and delivering high-quality lessons across the humanities subjects, in line with the national curriculum Creating engaging and inspiring learning experiences for students of all abilities Differentiating lessons...

Responsibilities: Plan, prepare and deliver Science lessons in accordance with the national curriculum and school policies. Monitor and assess student progress, providing feedback to students and parents as required. Manage...

Key Responsibilities: Delivering high-quality English lessons to students in Key Stage 3, 4, and 5 Following the school’s schemes of work and lesson plans Differentiating lessons to meet the needs...

Responsibilities: Delivering engaging and effective maths lessons to students of different ages and abilities Creating lesson plans and resources to meet the needs of individual students and the curriculum Providing...

Key Responsibilities: Deliver high-quality lessons to pupils in the absence of their regular teacher Ensure that all lessons are appropriately planned, resourced, and differentiated to meet the needs of all...

About T4Teachers

T4Teachers is more than just a recruitment agency – we’re a community of educational professionals dedicated to enriching the academic landscape in Hertfordshire. Our mission is to match talented, enthusiastic teachers with the secondary schools that need them most.

We understand the challenges and rewards of a career in education and aim to make the recruitment process as smooth and fulfilling as possible.

The Importance of Secondary Education

Secondary education is a crucial stage in a student’s life, acting as the bridge between primary school and higher education or the world of work.

In Hertfordshire, we’re proud of our diverse and dynamic secondary schools that foster environments of learning, growth, and innovation. These schools are in constant need of dedicated professionals who are ready to nurture the potential in every student.

Hertfordshire: A Hub of Education

Hertfordshire is home to a wide range of secondary schools, each with its unique ethos and approach to learning. From larger urban institutions to smaller rural schools, Hertfordshire offers a diverse range of teaching environments. This variety provides a wealth of opportunities for educators of all backgrounds and specialisations, making it a vibrant hub for teaching careers.

Working in Secondary Schools in Hertfordshire

Working in secondary schools in Hertfordshire is both challenging and rewarding. Educators have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on students during these formative years. In addition to competitive pay, many schools offer benefits such as comprehensive professional development programmes, a supportive community, and the chance to work in a location with excellent transport links and amenities.

Frequently Asked Questions about working in secondary schools in Hertfordshire

We understand that applying for a new teaching job is a big decision for any teacher, we’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions below. However if you have any questions that we’ve not already answered then please call us on 01462 456401 or email

What qualifications do I need to teach in a secondary school in Hertfordshire?

To become a secondary school teacher in Hertfordshire, or anywhere in the UK, you will need to have a few key qualifications:

  1. Degree: You will need a bachelor’s degree. This can be in the subject you wish to teach, or you can complete a degree in any subject and then do a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a similar teacher training course in your chosen subject.
  2. Teacher Training: After your degree, you will need to complete a teacher training course. This could be a PGCE or a School Direct training programme. These courses usually last one year and provide practical experience in schools as well as theoretical understanding of teaching methods.
  3. Qualified Teacher Status (QTS): To teach in any state school in England, you need to have QTS. This is usually gained during your teacher training course. Some training courses might also provide you with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) or a Master’s degree in Education.
  4. Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course: If your degree wasn’t in the subject you wish to teach, you might need to complete an SKE course. This is a short course that will bring your knowledge of your chosen subject up to the required level for teaching.
  5. Enhanced DBS Check: All teachers must pass an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which looks at your criminal record and ensures you are suitable to work with children.

Remember, these are general requirements for teaching in the UK. Specific schools or positions might have additional requirements or preferences.

How do I apply for a secondary school teaching job through T4Teachers?

You can apply for any current teaching job vacancies on our website, or on Indeed.

Alternatively you can reach out to our education recruitment team by phone 01462 456401 or email to discuss current and future vacancies.

What is the average salary for a secondary school teacher in Hertfordshire?

The average salary for a secondary school teacher in Hertfordshire varies depending on the source. According to the UK government, the national pay scale for qualified teachers, which includes secondary school teachers, starts at £28,000​1​.

Job postings on the TES website for schools in Hertfordshire indicated a salary range between £29,344 and £44,919​2​.

Glassdoor reports that the typical teacher salary at Hertfordshire County Council is £38,000 per year, with a range from £28,000 to £46,000 based on various reports​3​.

It’s important to note that actual salaries can vary depending on factors such as experience, qualifications, and specific school policies.

Take a look at some of our teaching job vacancies in Hertfordshire to get a feel for pay rates as an agency teacher or teaching assistant with T4Teachers – we’re confident you’ll find our pay rates competitive.



What is the process for newly qualified teachers looking for their first role?

Get in touch with our recruitment team today and we will happily talk you through the process, and any current opportunities. We work with a range of schools across Hertfordshire which are constantly on the lookout for new talent.

Call us on 01462 456401 or email