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Taking a year out.... Do local authorities allow you to do this?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by kerrytd, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. kerrytd

    kerrytd New commenter

    Have you considered a teaching exchange? Depends on how receptive your school is to this idea but you could spend a year teaching in USA whilst keeping your job here to come back to. Have a look at the Fulbright website http://www.fulbrightteacherexchange.org/cte.cfm
  2. Thank you. I've looked into this exchange, however i've missed the deadline for this year.
    Has anyone successfully taken a year out to teach in another country?
  3. I am too looking to do this
  4. Your application to have a "year out" will have to be approved by your school's Governing Body who of course will consult your Head Teacher. Have a look at your school's Absence Policy which should set out time scales for notice of application etc.
  5. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    good luck with it
    a great idea which can only imrpove your value as a teacher!
  6. I'm going to ring HR on Monday and I'll take a look at the absence policy too. It's all really exciting, I just hope, fingers crossed, that I can do it without losing my job. I love my school and only will do this for a year xx

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