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Dear Theo, Scotland to England move.

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by thecuriousorange, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Dear Theo,
    I am currently a fully registered secondary teacher in Scotland. I am trying to move to London, for a variety of reasons.
    I have seen several jobs advertised on here for my subject area and have started to apply for a few. I realise I need a QTS number, so have contacted the GTCE to get one.
    I have experience of teaching ages 11-18 here in Scotland, and examination results for pupils on such courses. However, on application forms some schools are asking for SAT results and GCSE attainment from my classes. I was going to contact them and ask if it would be possible to give them my exam results separately, as I do not have the required information to fill in the online form. Would this be acceptable?
    My main concern here is do I stand much of a chance jobwise in London, having not taught specific GCSE/A Level courses? I have taught the equivalents up here and have obtained very good results so far. My subject is science.

    Any advice or tips would be welcomed.

    Thank you

    TCO
     
  2. Dear Theo,
    I am currently a fully registered secondary teacher in Scotland. I am trying to move to London, for a variety of reasons.
    I have seen several jobs advertised on here for my subject area and have started to apply for a few. I realise I need a QTS number, so have contacted the GTCE to get one.
    I have experience of teaching ages 11-18 here in Scotland, and examination results for pupils on such courses. However, on application forms some schools are asking for SAT results and GCSE attainment from my classes. I was going to contact them and ask if it would be possible to give them my exam results separately, as I do not have the required information to fill in the online form. Would this be acceptable?
    My main concern here is do I stand much of a chance jobwise in London, having not taught specific GCSE/A Level courses? I have taught the equivalents up here and have obtained very good results so far. My subject is science.

    Any advice or tips would be welcomed.

    Thank you

    TCO
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Do you not have any equivalent in Scotland? The GTCE is being abolished on 31 March, so you may not get a reply in time.
    Yes.
    You need to be downloading reading and learning by heart the specifications (formerly known as syllabuses [​IMG] ) for these courses, so that you can talk knowledgeably in your application and at interview about the overlap, about the similarities, etc.
    And you need to produce an excellent application that shows your skills and experience. Read the advice:
    Thinking of going for a new post. Should the app form be submitted in blocks?
    Best wishes
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    I shall be doing the Win That Teaching Job seminar on Saturday February 25th, and also the Moving into Headship or SLT seminar on Saturday 18th February
    www.tesweekendworkshop87.eventbrite.com
    www.tesweekendworkshop82.eventbrite.com
     
  4. Thank you for your very quick reply.
    I have full registration with the GTCS, however I need to be added to the English equivalent list of registered teachers. My details will be passed over to whatever replaces the GTCE so I'm told.
    I have been reading up on the course specifications, so hopefully things will go well.

    That link is very useful.

    Many thanks

    TCO.

     

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