We’re looking for great teachers at XP Gateshead


“If I were to make a list of the best schools in the world, XP would be on that list.”

Ron Berger, Senior Advisor, Expeditionary Learning USA.

If you are a teacher looking for a model of schooling that dares to break the mould, then this might just be for you. There is now the opportunity of a lifetime to teach at the newest of our extraordinary schools, XP Gateshead.  Our rigorous 3-D approach develops activism, leadership and equity in our students by creating beautiful products, which develop character and ensure our children achieve academic success.

We are now recruiting for our fourth year of opening. Each year we put together new teams to help to deliver our expeditionary curriculum. For our next round of recruitment we are particularly interested in teachers of Maths, English, Humanities, Design Technology, Engineering, 3D Arts and Creative Media. We welcome applicants from all stages of their teaching careers from ECT to SLT to begin a world-class 5-week induction with us in June 2024.

Our students know that they are important, because their work is important. Students work at XP Gateshead has a direct and positive impact on our community. We teach through cross-curricular ‘learning expeditions’ where students use their knowledge to address big questions like ‘What does it mean to be human?’, ‘Is survival sufficient?’, ‘How can we continue to make progress on public health?’.

We believe a person is judged by their character and the quality of work they produce. Our school focuses continuously on these two crucial areas of development.  Our children express who they are by personalising their work, and are given time to produce beautiful and meaningful work by following a process of multiple drafts and critique, working towards creating products which are indistinguishable from professionals. Every day, our children develop their habits of work and learning by working hard,  getting smart and being kind, and reflecting on our character values.

If you would like any further information please contact us by email at [email protected] or by telephone on 0191 481 4360.

Application forms can be downloaded online from the XP Trust website from the ‘Recruitment Process’ section.

All application forms should be returned directly to XP Trust [email protected] before Wednesday 21 February @ 5pm

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th February.

You can find more info about joining our Crew (including the Application form) here.