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short term overseas contract?

Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by kaznost, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Hi there

    Was wondering if anyone could help me, just coming to the end of Early Years Advisory post in the UK and wanting to get back out teaching overseas again ( worked previously in international schools in S E Asia for five years and loved it!) I am looking for something short term initially as I am tied into a housing contract here. I realise most international school contracts are for minimum two years but know we had lots of long and short term supply teachers etc at my previous school ( who were most likely trailing spouses of ex pat teachers....) however, just wondered if anyone knows of any way /website where I could look into a short term overseas contract? or knows of any schools likely to be looking for an early years / sen specialist for Aug / September? Do you think it's worth contacting some schools directly with my CV / Letter of application etc?

    Many thanks for your help :)
  2. You could give this company a try International supply teachers (IST). They find teachers for short term cover in International schools. http://www.teachersonthemove.com/
  3. Our school were recently looking for an early years coordinator but the contract is for a year.
  4. David Getling

    David Getling Senior commenter

    Be careful about how a short term contract on your CV will be interpreted. From experience, and the comments of posters here, many (most?) schools will assume that something is wrong, and will point blank refuse to believe otherwise. It won't matter what evidence, to the contrary, that you offer, and they certainly won't contact your referees to have their fondly held prejudices dispelled.
  5. Mainwaring

    Mainwaring Established commenter

    The occasional short-term posting need not be a problem. Overseas heads are well aware that overseas teachers occasionally need to eat and that this may involve 'temping' between contracts. It's the habitual 'temp' who starts the warning bells ringing.
    IST is a pukka outfit. It was started some 15 or so years ago by two teachers who were my former colleages in Chile. They found me a Geography teacher at very short notice. She was Aussie and brilliant (and didn't she know it).
  6. Hi bananabottom,

    Do you know if they are still looking? I think a year would potentially be fine, depending on where it was / contract etc. as could possible still send money back then to cover rent here that I need to...

    Would you be able to message me any more details? It's karenohara76@gmail.com

    Much appreciated:)
  7. thanks that's really helpful :)
  8. ok, thanks for the warning:)

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