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qualified teacher status

Discussion in 'New teachers' started by -cadburys, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Hello there! I'm Irish and a Primary school teacher, I qualified in 2009, taught abroad since then. I applied to the GTC (UK) in 2009 for QTS but they said it was pending probation in Ireland (Induction year) I'm wondering if I could complete this in the UK, and teach there indefinitely.. Thanks for any info!
     
  2. Hello there! I'm Irish and a Primary school teacher, I qualified in 2009, taught abroad since then. I applied to the GTC (UK) in 2009 for QTS but they said it was pending probation in Ireland (Induction year) I'm wondering if I could complete this in the UK, and teach there indefinitely.. Thanks for any info!
     
  3. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    EEC teachers can provisionally register with the GTC as long as their qualification is fully recognised by their home country. You could not complete an induction in the UK as this is for teachers trained in UK universities to QTS standards. You have a Catch-22 situation I am afraid.
     
  4. What about the Overseas Trained Teachers Programme? I think I would qualify to complete that.. Would I be on unqualified rate then though?
     
  5. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    No the OTT not applicable because you are EEC.
    You can work as an unqualified teacher but only for a limited period up to 4 years without QTS.
    You need to check with the Irish Teacher lot whether any time spent in UK would allow them to register you with them
     
  6. I've already inquired about that with them-they insist on the probationary term in Ireland (and how will I get this when it's impossible to get a job!)..
    It's bizarre that the rules are different for secondary teachers-their teaching time in the UK contributes to a probationary term.
    stress!!
    I would just like to do my induction in the UK and work there indefinitely..!

    Any Irish teachers out there in the same boat!?
     
  7. PlymouthMaid

    PlymouthMaid Occasional commenter

    Near on impossible to get a job here anyway as countless UK trained teachers can testify.
     
  8. :( However bad it is there, it's a million times worse in Ireland!!
    I heard there's lots of jobs to be got in London though? Am i right?
    Any info appreciated:)
     
  9. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    There is a shortfall of primary induction posts in London. All the local courses have expanded or retained their numbers over the last few years and in addition NQTs from other parts of England, Wales & Scotland are relocationg in increasing numbers. There has been a considerable reduction in demand at primary level for overseas trained teachers and its mainly experienced teachers who are securing posts. The majority of vacancies in some areas are temporary covering illness/maternity.
     

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