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Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by Dan301986, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Dan301986

    Dan301986 New commenter

    Hi all, I hope term 2 is treating everyone kindly thus far.

    So, I completed my PGCE last year and (maybe fortunately) was offered a Drama position in a good internationally school in Egypt on a 2 year contract which I accepted.
    I have been here since August, however there are no signs about beginning my NQT process and I am not sure how to go about registering. Can anybody point me in the right direction for how to get the ball rolling on this please? Any help would be appreciated!

  2. PhuMyHung

    PhuMyHung New commenter

    Only certain international schools have the ability to take a teacher through their induction year into registration. Did you speak to the school about this before starting your role?

    I would recommend posting this in the teaching abroad forum too. There are a lot of knowledgeable teachers on there working abroad.
  3. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

    It is up to your school to register you. Is you school able to offer a NQT induction, only certain overseas schools can.
  4. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    As others have said, you may or may not be able to complete your induction year in your current school. The induction year ("NQT year") is a requirement for those teaching in British state schools. As you aren't, you don't need to do it (yet... if/when you return to the UK and wish to teach in a state school, you will need to do it then). A few international schools are authorised to assess NQTs by the British standards, but if you haven't heard or been told anything about it, the likelihood is that your school isn't one of them. That's not a problem; you'll just do it when you return to the UK (if they're still doing it by that point!).
  5. surfblue33

    surfblue33 New commenter

    Just a quick heads up...NQT induction will be 2 years from September 2020
  6. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    Only in
    • the north east;
    • Greater Manchester;
    • Bradford; and
    • Doncaster.
    Which will inform a national roll out in 2021
  7. b7031475

    b7031475 New commenter

    Hi Dan,

    Hope you found an answer for your question! I have the same concern and I would appreciate if we can have a quick conversation! Thank you.
  8. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    Having taught in the UK, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Romania, the UAE, Qatar, China and now Bulgaria, I would say that teaching overseas beats teaching in the UK, any day of the week, Dan301986. This is particularly the case now that the TPS has been eroded and ruined. So congratulations on your first international job! Instead of worrying about this "NQT process", you should now be thinking about PYP/MYP/IB experience and training, as this will be much more important in most international schools.

    If you are interested in teaching in international schools, then you might enjoy reading my blog bulgariawithnoodles.blogspot.com

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