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Teaching on RAF/Army bases abroad

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by bernadette29, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Has anyone got any advice or knowledge about teaching on UK military bases abroad? I'd like to know where the jobs are advertised and what it's like. I'm a primary school teacher in the UK at the moment. Thanks.
  2. If you look on the Service Children's Education (SCE)website, that tells you all about teaching in service schools abroad. If you can get a teaching post via them the pay and conditions are good.If you cannot get a job via the SCE and if you live in the country as a 'dependent', you may be able to get locally employed status which means that you will not get pension rights, housing rights, etc and you would treated as temporary staff.
    Service life is generally very sociable, but be prepared to mix with your pupils' parents out of school, you may be living in the same road as most of them! The military are also quite involved in the school,often having representatives from different ranks on the governing bodies. Schools will expect teachers to be very understanding of the situations Army families/children are in. Military schools are also high transit ones..will be lots of pupils in and out at different times in the school year. Opportunites for travel and social life are great. Hope this helps.
  3. Thank you, that's very helpful.
  4. Hi Bernadette,

    I start a new job on an army base in 2 weeks! I found it was best to look at the TES adverts rather than the SCE site as they tended to appear there a week or so earlier.

  5. Thanks. I'm keeping an eye out for jobs in the TES too. Good luck in your new job!
  6. Hi Chili_B, hows your job going, as i am interested in this field also.
  7. rachellouisehay

    rachellouisehay New commenter

    I am wondering how you have found working in a UK army base abroad?
  8. wrldtrvlr123

    wrldtrvlr123 Occasional commenter

    Probably not helpful for you (or other non-US citizens) but we have been teaching with the similar version of the US system in Europe and now Asia and it's been a great gig. The positions/working conditions are very comparable to some of the higher tier int'l schools, better in some ways, a little worse in others.

    I did speak to someone teaching in the UK system and from our brief conversation, the experiences sounded very similar (although we did not compare packages in detail).

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