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An American Teacher in Europe

Discussion in 'Primary' started by tafkam, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

    In theory, any school could employ you as an overseas-trained teacher, with the option for you to work for up to four years.
    In practice, that will be much harder because there is already an over-supply of primary teachers in England, and so many schools would dismiss a teacher who did not hold Qualified Teacher Status from the UK.
    Options that might be worth considering at independent schools (or which there are many across the UK) and American schools (of which there are relatively few).

    Did you mean your wife intends to teach in the UK ,or to register as a nurse?
     
  2. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

    http://tda.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/teacher-training-options/overseas-trained-teacher-programme.aspx
     
  3. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    I have met loads of teachers from USE, Australia, Canada, New Zealand.....
    Who have come and tought VERY succesfully in the UK.
    Heads used to love the fresh approach. Not sure with the overprescriptive approach in place nowadays?
    I would say look into exchanges for a start, try writing to a few heads and asking their advice.
    Be aware there are many many primary teachers for each job, the reverse is true in secondary.
    If you can afford it, look into working for a supply agency (relatively few schools here now employ supply teachers direct or via an authority list). They could offer you day to day work. They also often have work for a term or maternity cover which might be perfect for you. But the daily rate is significantly lower than a permanent contract.
    good luck!
     
  4. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    A registered nurse would find work relatively easily, especially via an agency, even more so if she is prepared to work in elderly care!
     

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