London Borough of Croydon

Teacher Recruitment Event – Saturday, 3 February 2018

More teachers than ever before are turning to Croydon for careers in teaching, as last month’s teacher recruitment event showed.

The Croydon Headteacher Association (CHTA) hosted its third annual teacher recruitment fair on Saturday, 3 February at the Croydon Park Hotel in Croydon. The morning event highlighted a host of opportunities for new teachers, those interested in teaching and those already in the profession.

Around 48 schools, teacher training providers and trade union representatives attended, making it an ideal opportunity to hear about Croydon school vacancies and ways into teaching.

The response was fantastic with 190 attendees consisting of NQTs, overseas trained teachers, teaching assistants to headteachers.

The value of the event to all parties was highlighted in the feedback we received, for example:

 “Thank you – it was a great event.  If repeated in the future, it will benefit a lot of people” (attendee) and

“The event surpassed my expectations – it was a fantastic opportunity to meet new teachers and those at other stages of their career” (Exhibitor)

The Chair of CHTA, Mohammed Ramzan, said: “Ours is a wonderful borough in which to work, and the young people of Croydon deserve the very best teachers. This fair attracted colleagues from across the region and demonstrated the quality of the opportunity that a teaching career in Croydon can bring. The partnership work to put on this fair between Octavo and CHTA demonstrates our shared determination to deliver excellence in our schools and colleges.”

A website dedicated to advertising Croydon schools’ jobs:

This website is owned and operated by Croydon’s Headteachers – giving applicants direct access to school jobs in the borough without any ‘middle men’.  If you want to teach in Croydon or work in a Croydon school, please register on our dedicated site for job alerts.


Department for Education - information line

0370 000 2288

Teacher recruitment

07920 657797