We understand that finding a new job can be a daunting experience and one that, as a busy teacher, you don't have time for.

The Tes Jobs Fairs introduce talented teachers to schools with vacancies for face-to-face, informal chats. Whether you've been actively looking for a new role or you're simply curious to find out what opportunities are out there, this event is the perfect opportunity to meet representatives from schools all over the UK, find out what it's like to work there and perhaps even get offered your next job.

Browse and chat to the different schools, see talks and free CPD sessions and attend interviews that have been pre-arranged or that schools invite you to on the day.



Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel & Spa
119 Norfolk St
S1 2JE

Schools attending

More schools and vacancies to be announced very soon. Register now to secure your place and we'll keep you updated.

West Midlands & Staffordshire

Schools attending:

  • The Rawlett School | Tamworth
  • Tamworth Enterprise College | Tamworth
  • Greenwood Academy | Birmingham
  • Four Dwellings Academy | Birmingham
  • Lea Forest Primary Academy | Birmingham
  • Anglesey Primary Academy | Burton-on-Trent


Vacancies they're recruiting for at the event:

  • Maths Teachers
  • English Teacher
  • Science Teacher
  • Art & Graphics Teacher
  • Primary Classroom Teachers


Schools attending:

  • Firth Park Academy | Sheffield
  • Kingswood Academy | Hull
  • Meadstead Primary Academy | Barnsley
  • Shafton Primary Academy | Barnsley
  • Feversham Primary Academy | Leeds
  • Unity City Academy | Middlesbrough
  • Graham School | Scarborough


Vacancies they're recruiting for at the event:

  • Maths Teachers
  • English Lead / Teacher
  • Science Lead / Teacher
  • Geography Teachers
  • Spanish Teacher
  • Head of MFL (French and Spanish)
  • Lead Teacher of Business and ICT
  • Teacher of Girls PE
  • Teacher of Boys PE
  • Assistant Vice Principal - Student Welfare and Development
  • Primary Classroom Teachers


Schools attending:

  • Sir Herbert Leon Academy | Milton Keynes


Vacancies they're recruiting for at the event:

  • Curriculum Leader - Film and Media

Keynote speaker - James Pope from BBC's School

With 22 years experience in education, 14 as a senior leader and the last 4 as a headteacher, James Pope is passionate about developing leadership that is inspiring, creative and strategic. The last year of James’ Headship at Marlwood School was captured by TV cameras as part of the BBC2 series ‘School’. 

In this insightful keynote presentation, Where's Your Head At?, James will explore some of the key educational issues of our day set against the backdrop of his own experiences as a headteacher.

CPD sessions - delivered by Dragonfly training

Session A: The lessons that have that ‘X factor’ are ones in which the students are not passive classroom passengers but are active learners, motivated to work independently or collaboratively and extend themselves as far as they can. This workshop explores how to prevent your students from becoming passengers in lessons and helps you set up lessons where the students work a lot harder than they have done before.

Session B: With the recent change of emphasis away from coursework towards more traditional exams, students are under increased pressure to develop memory skills. This workshop will showcase some practical, down-to-earth teaching techniques and strategies that have been proven to work in enabling students to hold on to information in the new era of the knowledge-rich curriculum.

Session C: With several government agendas now focused on the emotional wellbeing of young people, it is now essential to be aware of how you can best build confidence and resilience.  This course offers practical ‘tried-and-tested’ techniques that can be used to help build self-confidence and effective coping strategies.

Session D: Discover how to help your students develop essential skills, skills which will transform their performance in the classroom. They will learn about how our experience of stress is usually linked to competition, and how to frame competition in ways that turn challenging situations into adventures.


Chance to win a £300 Amazon Gift Card

All attendees at the fair will automatically be entered into our prize draw. It's your chance to win a £300 Amazon Gift Card to treat yourself to something big! 

Plus, two lucky runners up will win a Tes Institute CPD voucher (worth up to £80). Simply register for the event and attend on the day for your chance to win.

View prize draw terms and conditions

Tes reserves the right to cancel or change any event for any reason, including but not limited to acts of God, floods, lightning, storm, fire, explosion, war, military operations, acts of terrorism or threats of any such acts, any strike action, lock-outs or other industrial action and a pandemic, epidemic or other widespread illness etc. In the event of such cancellation Tes will not be liable for any travel, accommodation or other costs incurred by any school, organisation or individual planning to attend the event. Tes will make every reasonable effort to ensure that if an event is cancelled or changed for any reason, that reasonable notice is given and a substitute event is offered where appropriate.

Please view our terms and conditions here.


What do I need to do before the event?

Before the event, we will try to match you with vacancies the schools attending are recruiting for. If you get matched, schools may contact you to pre-arrange interviews with you for the day.

If you do not have any pre-arranged interviews, don’t worry - you will be able to meet and talk with schools at the event and many of their interviews will be arranged on the actual day.

Please complete the following steps if you would like to be matched with roles and attend interviews at the event:

  1. Go to My CV in your Tes account
  2. Tick the box at the top of your My CV to say you would like to be contacted by the Tes group about opportunities that match My CV and interests. If you do not tick this box, we cannot match you with any roles or propose you to any schools.
  3. Complete My CV in your Tes account. This is the information we will use to match you with roles and what will be shared with the schools you match with.

What times do I need to be at the event?

You may arrive at any time between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 27 April. The schools will be in the Exhibition Area throughout the day, ready to meet you and talk about their available roles. The event closes at 4pm, however, you may leave at any time.

How do I get there?

Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel & Spa is a short walk from Sheffield train station. The nearest car park is the NCP Arundel Gate, which is 0.2 miles away. View map

What do I need to bring?

Please bring your ticket with you as well as a pen and some paper if you would like to take part in the CPD sessions. You can show your ticket on your phone or bring a printed version. 

Make sure you have fully completed your Tes My CV before Saturday and ticked the box to allow us to contact you about opportunities. If you are speaking with a school about a role you’re interested in, simply give them your Tes ID (which we will provide you with when you arrive at the event) and we will share details with them after the event - there is no need to bring a printed CV.

What should I wear?

As you may be interviewing for roles on the day, we would recommend dressing smartly (and comfortably).

Will there be any refreshments?

Tea and coffee will be provided at the event and there are plenty of food options available in the area around the venue if you would like to get a bite to eat.