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Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by Topoffthemonkey, Jun 19, 2011.
So, what's left out there that's decent? Anyone had any last minute needs in their schools?
Yeah, I like my school but it's hiring practices are a mess, so as usual they have a bunch of last minute vacancies. Saying that, those unusual hiring practices are how I got my job in the first place, so I guess I shouldn't complain.
Most schools advertising at this point (after the final half term) will be those to avoid. Wait until August & September and you may find a few decent schools filling the blanks from those who don't turn up; especially for the more uncertain regions of the world such as the middle east.
Hey MM, keep that advice quiet. I specialise in that period, taking quality appointments from schools in limbo. So far it has worked out excellently and given me a rather extended UK holiday, though there was that odd experience in Egypt that we won't talk about.
Just checked the current situation on the jobs pages; pretty much as I thought.
The school of Death in Nigeria is looking for a HoD. A large named school in Cairo is looking for everyone; perhaps DG should apply, it might be his chance to get in a school and stay for more than 12 months. Otherwise, nothing much else in Africa.
Middle East is fairly busy - one school advertising this week for a Principal to start in a month's time (obviously they'll be looking for the creme de la creme with that much notice for most senior of senior positions). Whilst at least one Qatari school has the sense to advertise for January starts, others are desperately looking for immediate starts, one seemingly replacing just about all teachers.
So it looks to be ass (@FP) predicted, only the crp schools are still looking for Sept starts.
Being a bit of an old *******, I'm looking for a country where either English, French or German is spoken. I really do want a country where I can [in some degree] speak to people. And God knows my French and German are bad enough without having to start another language from scratch.
But thanks fro thinking of me, MM.
Think you just gave yourself away there DG. Few folk in Egypt don't speak English!
There's a school in Alex looking for a Head.
Another In BKK looking for a Head.
This late in the day? Yes. And these are facts...
Too right not many good teaching posts around at the mo.... month or so down the line..
A kind offer, MM, but not my bag old bean.
I'm sure there are plenty of takers elsewhere; where you are now and in Egypt. Do I see a pattern?
What is the large named school? Is it ESM (anagram...)?
I wouldn't dismiss it, Dave. Some of the worst maths teachers in existance have taught in Cairo.
You would command demi-God status, I'm sure.
You could fumble around communicating in binary if you liked as there are only 10 languages spoken in Egypt; English and Egyptian.
it's a continental sized school; go check the jobs pages, they seem to be advertising for all posts.
Never heard of it. Sounds like a start-up school for September.
Always a gamble going for a position at one of those.
Anyone working in a start-up school must be insane, especially if you are in a leadership position and you are fully responsible for the whole thing...Alas I'm on my fifth start-up school, second as a head. It's my area of expertise, if you like. Good job I know what I'm doing (!?!))
This school in Cairo has photos of students on the website, so if it is a start-up they must have stolen the pics from somewhere else. To be chasing so many staff at this time of year, whether new or existing, puts this place on the lowest of the low rating in my tier system. I think it would be ideal for DG, as I mentioned earlier, but he doesn't like to travel (quite odd for someone who spends so much time on the overseas pages).
Well, I have automatic e-mail alerts set up on tes jobs & I just got one for Australia because of course their academic year begins in January - so that might be somewhere the OP should consider.
There is a job advertised for an International school in Uzbekistan that I'd recommend people steer well clear of after reading the blog on ISR. Does seem for the most part to be the dregs left.
Thuringia International School, in Weimar, has kept an IB maths position open for about the last 6 months. So does its still advertised vacancy put it in the dregs league?
Are there schools in the dregs league which are in denial, but expecting the very best teachers to come knocking on their doors, and wondering why it's taking so long to happen?