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What do you need to teach in the UK?

: December 6, 2018 3:12 pm s Leave your thoughts

It’s becoming more and more common these days for fully qualified teachers or teaching assistants, to take their skills abroad and teach in a foreign country. And at the moment it seems that England is the hottest destination for teachers wanting to relocate to. Teachers from Australia, New Zealand, America and Canada are all flocking to the UK to get supply teaching jobs in order to subsidise their desire to travel during the holidays. Although this seems pretty easy to do, there are a few things that you need to ensure you have in place before packing up and leaving home.

Here’s our top 5 tips for coming to teach in the UK:

  1. Register with Aquinas Education – This is your first step to teaching in the UK! By registering with a supply teaching agency like Aquinas, you can be kept updated with the latest vacancies and guided through everything you need to start your dream job.
  2. Arrange your Visa – In order to live and work in the UK you will need to have a valid visa or work permit. If you have British ancestry, then you may not require a visa. You can find out more about applying for a visa by visiting the gov.uk
  3. Do your research– Life is very different in a new country so its important that you know what you’re getting yourself into. Researching where you’d like to work, cost of living and salary expectations are all things that your Aquinas consultant will be able to help you with.
  4. Prepare for interviews – Just like applying for any job, it’s important that you prepare adequately for any interviews. Finding out about the school you’re applying to, their values and teaching approach will help you understand more about the school and the role you’re applying for.
  5. Make Friends – You won’t be the only teacher moving to a new country so finding other people in the same situation is always good. You’ll find plenty of groups on Social Media and places like LinkedIn so be brave and reach out and make new friends.

Find out more about teaching in the UK by clicking here

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