Teaching in the UK-Certified in US
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Feb 2, 2013 6:13 AM Last Post By: Paddox
Jan 30, 2013 9:04 AM
Teaching in the UK-Certified in USGood day all!
I am currently working on my teaching certification (secondary education Physics). I will complete the process in April of this year. However, I am quite lost as to how to secure employment in the UK. I have been told to find teacher recruiting agencies and to send my CV directly to any schools that can offer me a sponsorship for a Tier 2 visa. All good advice. I would love to hear from any teachers currently employed in the UK, though. Especially US expats. I'd like to know about your experiences in teaching there, as well as how you found employment, etc.
Jan 31, 2013 5:06 AM
Feb 1, 2013 1:06 PM
2Have you checked whether your qualification is valid for teaching in the UK?
Will you qualify for a visa?
Be aware that the current financial state of the UK means that the public sector including education, is undergoing enormous financial strain. The government have slashed funding, and jobs are very hard to come by. I'd wager that you'll find it very hard to find employment right now, as I am aware that some of my friends who already work in teaching are worried about keeping their jobs or losing colleagues in the cuts that are going on.
As a newly qualified teacher, requiring sponsorship for a visa, you may want to look at privately run schools rather than state run schools. You may also want to get a year's experience under your belt at home, to make you a stronger candidate in the future.
Feb 1, 2013 7:57 PM
Feb 2, 2013 6:13 AM
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