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American Teacher seeking jobs in the UK/Australia

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by lavenderabroad, May 1, 2012.

  1. Hello,
    Thanks so much for all that information! No, unfortunatley, I am not an EU citizen. It seems like working in an American School would be the most appropriate considering my experience and education is all American. I looked at the American schools you listed and they look wonderful..ASL especially. My contract in Korea ends in November (bad timing considering that the school year has already started back home and in the UK). My dream job is to work in an international school or American school abroad but they all require 3 years experience in the classroom. However, one of the reasons I applied to teach in Korea is because CA wasn't hiring any teachers...it's a viscious cycle. How am I supposed to gain experience if no one is hiring? Of course, when I return home, I'll continue subbing/supplying and just wait for a teacher to get pregnant or retire to even get a chance to have at least a long-term teaching job.

  2. Wow....yes, disappointing. I too am an american teacher seeking employment in England. When I search the TES site I find no lack of jobs in my area, but as you have so nicely pointed out without having a knowledge of the English Curriculum, it becomes more difficult to get hired. I am a teacher with over 20 years experience, and not only a BS, but also a MEd and a Specialist degree in Ed Leadership. My teaching credentials qualify me to teach K- 12, and my most recent experiences have been in High School. ( 6th form). Would it be possible to be hired as you work on attaining the necessary training, and credentials? What are the passport/visa stipulations? I hate to spend a lot of hours applying for the multitude of jobs I have found, if it will be a futile effort. I have also found several Housemistress/ houseparent jobs that involve some teaching and admin components? Would it be easier to get in the system that way?
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    The first thing is getting authorisation to live and work in the UK, just as the Green card is essential in the US.

    I'm afraid that I am unable to answer any of your questions as I am not an immigration lawyer. You will need to consult the British Embassy in Washington.

    Best wishes
    Posted from my Galaxy Tab

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