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Dubai 2019

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by mary821, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. London020

    London020 New commenter

    I’m in the same position. I’m still waiting for my contract before I resign.
     
  2. mary82

    mary82 New commenter

    From Newcastle. I think it’s mid August when I fly getting excited now x
     
  3. London020

    London020 New commenter

    Yeah mid August for me as well. Flying out from Birmingham, what about you guys?
     
  4. rieanah

    rieanah New commenter

    I'm flying out from Manchester in mid August too
     
  5. alnoor_58

    alnoor_58 New commenter

    Hi mary821, I have just been offered a job in Dubai as well, I will be traveling in August.
     
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  6. Feema

    Feema New commenter

    Congratulations. I’ve accepted an offer and fly out in August. Happy to have a chat.
     
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  7. alnoor_58

    alnoor_58 New commenter

    Hi rieanah, i will be flying out of Manchester too in august don't know exact date as school has not provided ticket info yet.

    What school are you going to and subject
     
  8. rieanah

    rieanah New commenter

    Hi,

    I'm flying out on the 20th (school is finalising the ticket, so just waiting for confirmation) I'm teaching Psychology at Gems silicon oasis
     
  9. rieanah

    rieanah New commenter

    What school are you teaching at, and what subject?
     
  10. alnoor_58

    alnoor_58 New commenter

    wow i bet your excited, i think i will be flying out around that time as i have an induction on the 21st.
    I am going to Kings Al Barsha teaching Computer Science
     
  11. rieanah

    rieanah New commenter

    That's good. Is it just you That's moving over? Or taking family with you?
     
  12. alnoor_58

    alnoor_58 New commenter

    Initially it will be myself then my family will come over a month later once i am settled in and have sorted sponsorship
     
  13. markedout

    markedout Occasional commenter

    Please note forum rules about naming schools.
     
  14. markedout

    markedout Occasional commenter

    Please note forum rules about naming schools.
     
  15. dd1978

    dd1978 New commenter

    Just out of curiousity, what are your levels of experience and pay grades in the UK? I'm UPS3 plus a large TLR. I've been teaching for 16 years, I've been a HOD for 6 years and a HOY for the last 3. I've applied for numerous teaching posts abroad, including Dubai, and got absolutely no where. Am I too expensive? or am I simply too old?
     
  16. Mr_Frosty

    Mr_Frosty Established commenter

    I'm in Abu Dhabi rather than Dubai, but I would guess I'm a similar age and it hasn't been a problem. I think you might be right regarding being to expensive though. Salaries are way down in the last few years, so I suspect schools know you wouldn't accept an offer of 12,000AED + housing or similar as it would be a pretty dramatic pay cut.
     
  17. mary821

    mary821 New commenter

    Have you looked at leadership positions? I’ve been teaching 11 years - ups3 & luckily had no problem getting a good offer Recruitment starts early though. Maybe ask an agency for advice?
     
  18. Feema

    Feema New commenter

    I’m flying from Manchester in August the 15th. Have you been provide lots of information from your school?
     
  19. markedout

    markedout Occasional commenter

    I was a Deputy Head on L13 in Inner London before I came out here. I was one of 60 people who applied for the job I do now, and although I am in a leadership role, it has been a step down. I think that is fair given that I had no international experience at all.
     
  20. rieanah

    rieanah New commenter

    My school is booking the flights, I've not received details yet.
     

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