Your Next Move

Choose your next career path

In devising these three teaching career areas, our intention is to enable you to choose a more appropriate career ‘Next Move’. The descriptions should be treated as a guide which have been created to give you a flavor of what is on offer in North Lincolnshire.

Early Career Teacher

Early career teaching is a challenging yet rewarding journey taking you through newly qualified teacher induction and beyond.

Career journey..?


Induction programme mentoring
Engaged in professional dialogue with colleagues
Seeking advice and sharing practice
Modelling professional standards
Evaluating impact of own teaching strategies
Taking part in professional learning in school
Targets to inform performance management
Use of research to underpin professional growth
Observation of colleagues
Collaborative planning with other colleagues


Continuing to record, reflect, analyse and self-evaluate impact of own teaching strategies
Active member of the professional learning community
Continuing to use research to underpin professional growth
Provides advice to new early career staff
Collaborative planning with other colleagues
Undertakes projects and research within class
Works with Lead Practitioners
Conducts paired formal lesson observation
Shares practice in specialist areas and beyond

Accomplished Teacher

Accomplished teaching is characterized by teachers that are comfortable in the classroom, have a high level of instructional mastery and are skillful practitioners. These practitioners align instruction to learner responses and needs effectively, they constantly reflect on their practices, experiment and innovate practice and seek new ways to have impact on learner outcomes.

Career journey..?

Accomplished Teacher

Leads a specialist area/department including monitoring and review
Developed mentoring and coaching skills
Leads research and development in a specialist area
Attends local professional/subject association meetings
Leads working party/steering groups
Leads whole school strategic priorities


Developed advanced self-evaluation, observation and peer review skills
Engages in collaborative research and development
Attends strategic group meetings
Delivers INSET and master classes
Supports, coaches and mentors colleagues

Senior and Executive Leader

Senior and executive leaders seek to increase their impact on their schools or systems by taking on responsibilities and roles in order to try to introduce changes that improve teaching and learning. Senior and executive leaders most powerfully influence performance through their impact on staff motivation, commitment and working cultures.

Career journey..?

Senior Leader

Leads whole school strategic priority areas, creating vision and developing action plans
Leads monitoring and evaluation of the quality of teaching and learning
Coaches and mentors across school
Records, reflects and self-evaluates the impact of own leadership
Local Leader of Education
Leads and works in partnership with Governing Body
Plans own leadership development
Membership of leadership professional association

Executive Leader

Local/National Leader of Education
Supports other schools through system leadership opportunities
Mentors or acts as an advisor to other headteachers
Completed Executive Head teacher training
Leads a Teaching School Alliance
Ofsted Inspector training
Membership at a strategic board level of a national or regional body
Membership of Executive Principals networks