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Job Market Scotland - English Teacher

Discussion in 'Overseas trained teachers' started by simpy1, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. simpy1

    simpy1 New commenter

    Hello all. So I've always wanted to live and work in Scotland. I'm and English teacher with an excellent job in South Africa at an excellent school that I like. I have easy access to the correct visas etc so I'm not worried about getting there. I am, however, worried about getting to Scotland and not getting a position. And it isn't a long term move - I think South Africa has a lot going for it.

    So the question is:

    Are the stories I read about teacher shortages in Scotland true? I don't expect to walk into a job, but it would be reassuring to know that there are positions and that well qualified, experienced person can get?

    Thanks very much.
     
  2. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

    https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/categories/education?keywords=English teacher&page=1

    You need to have your qualifications checked if you did not train in the UK.
    https://www.naric.org.uk/naric/

    https://teachinscotland.scot/become-a-teacher/qualified-outside-scotland/

    Your lack of experience and knowledge of the Scottish curriculum may be a problem. I have a friend who is English and very experienced who has had difficulty getting a job in Scotland because of her lack of experience of the Scottish curriculum (she is primary).
     

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