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OTT applying for MFL teacher job in the UK, a catch- 22 situation?

Discussion in 'Overseas trained teachers' started by marimanuc, Feb 27, 2012.



  1. I am a fully qualified EU OTT, with QTS
    awarded in October last year. I have 8 years' experience working as a MFL
    private tutor in the UK and Switzerland. I also have 4 months' classroom
    experience as a MFL teacher and form tutor in Romania (I am qualified to teach
    French and English to the 11-18 age group).


    I find myself in a catch-22 situation
    where I need to gain classroom experience at secondary level in an English
    school ... before I can teach in an English school. Since January this year, I have submitted my
    application together with my CV to almost 60 English secondary schools, without
    luck….


    I would equally be interested in
    applying for a French language assistant job at a school or to be engaged in a
    mentor training programme. My main goal is to get used to the different
    activities and routines in the classroom, as well as to the learning
    environment at KS3 and KS4 levels.


    Q1: How do I get classroom experience
    if no school is willing to give me the first chance?


    Q2: What “special ingredient” should I
    add to my application in order to meet the British
    schools recruitment standards?
    Any answer will be highly appreciated.


     


  2. I am a fully qualified EU OTT, with QTS
    awarded in October last year. I have 8 years' experience working as a MFL
    private tutor in the UK and Switzerland. I also have 4 months' classroom
    experience as a MFL teacher and form tutor in Romania (I am qualified to teach
    French and English to the 11-18 age group).


    I find myself in a catch-22 situation
    where I need to gain classroom experience at secondary level in an English
    school ... before I can teach in an English school. Since January this year, I have submitted my
    application together with my CV to almost 60 English secondary schools, without
    luck….


    I would equally be interested in
    applying for a French language assistant job at a school or to be engaged in a
    mentor training programme. My main goal is to get used to the different
    activities and routines in the classroom, as well as to the learning
    environment at KS3 and KS4 levels.


    Q1: How do I get classroom experience
    if no school is willing to give me the first chance?


    Q2: What “special ingredient” should I
    add to my application in order to meet the British
    schools recruitment standards?
    Any answer will be highly appreciated.


     

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