For most new teachers in the South-east, housing is a top priority - and a big problem. Many LEAs, particularly in London, are offering loans, and links with housing associations. Not so in the North, where on a new teacher's salary you can rent or buy decent housing much more easily.
If your LEA of choice isn't on this list, it's still worth asking any school if they have any offer to make. Help with moving or interview expenses and recruitment and retention points can be at the discretion of individual schools.
Ask about early start salaries too. Most LEAs say that schools encourage you to start working at the end of the summer term. This way, you get paid straight away so that your first taste of being a teacher is a long, languid, paid summer holiday.
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