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do I have a chance to work in UK?

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by noeldelbe, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Hello there, I'm a Spanish and French teacher living in Lanzarote. Wondering if I could find a place in Secondary Schools as a ML teacher. What do you think? Would a school hire me??I am an experience Secondary teacher and I am trying to get the QTS , lots of paperwork (certified translations and so on).

    Let me know if a have any chance. Thank you
  2. henriette

    henriette New commenter

    When I am shortlisting my criteria are:
    1) Do you have QTS?
    2) Do you have any UK experience?
    3) Do you have Relevant UK experience?
    4) Do you live close enough to come for an interview at 2 days' notice?
    If I hit a "no" on 1 or 2 you do not make the shortlist.
    Last summer I received 70+ applications for a post, 50+ of whom had no MFL experience (most had CELTA or other TEFL, but this is irrelevant to a GB Secondary school), no UK experience or (most commonly) did not have QTS!
    Sorry if this is not what you want to hear; if you can get some UK experience your chances of being shortlisted rocket!

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