The British National Curriculum Unpacked
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by Katherine Gibson
3M ago
Are you thinking about teaching in the UK, but unsure about the British National Curriculum and whether it is similar in design and implantation to your current system? The good news is there are more similarities than differences when comparing the British, Australian and New Zealand curriculums to the British one. While you will find some of the language different to start with, below we have outlined how the British National Curriculum is structured and what subjects are taught. For more detailed info click here. For help with British Educational Terms, click here. We prepare all our teache ..read more
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UK Visa Cost Update
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by Katherine Gibson
3M ago
UK Visa Cost Update The UK Government made the decision to increase the cost of gaining a UK Visa to work there in 2023 and the changes came into effect in early 2024. Along with increasing the visa cost, the UK Government has also upped the cost of the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) that needs to be paid at the time of applying for any UK visa. The IHS allows visa holders to access the National Health Service (NHS) while they are in the UK, so effectively you are bulk-billed for Dr and Hospital and some dental treatment. Here are the current costs ( as of April 2024), for some the most p ..read more
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February 2024 Overseas Networking Event
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by Katherine Gibson
5M ago
We love catching up with our overseas teachers throughout the year. CEO, Robyn Johnstone welcomed everyone at our London Overseas Teacher Networking Event in London. Over dinner and drinks, the event was a great opportunity for new and established international teachers to connect, chat, discuss travel plans and the highs and lows of the teaching profession. We also love hearing how everyone is going and all about their travel plans while their are living and teaching in the UK. It is great to get some positive feedback about our service, because each new teacher becomes part of the Teach in ..read more
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The UK has changed their visa categories to offer more teachers the opportunity to live and work there
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by Katherine Gibson
1y ago
The landscape has changed for international teachers, wishing to embark on a UK teaching experience. The news is overwhelmingly positive, with visa extensions, higher age limits on current visas, paid incentives for high demand teachers, and additional visa categories. While there is a high need for teachers here at home, it is still a right of passage or career goal to have a UK teaching experience, so if this is something you are considering in the near or distant future, here is some important information about the additional pathways for educators. Here is a summary of the UK’s new or upda ..read more
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What to wear in British schools
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by Katherine Gibson
1y ago
In British schools, the dress code for teachers can vary depending on the school’s policies and the level of formality they adhere to. Generally British schools are slightly more conservative with their dress codes than in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, but this is a generalisation. There here are some general guidelines that you can consider when deciding what to wear as a teacher in British schools and if you are not sure, just ask us: Professional Attire: Most British schools expect teachers to dress in professional and smart attire. This usually includes clothing like blouses, dress sh ..read more
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10 reasons to travel and explore the world while you can!
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by Katherine Gibson
1y ago
At Teach in, we are all teachers with UK experience and so we have all experienced and loved traveling and living overseas. Along with gaining great professional experience by teaching in the UK, traveling will also helps you grow in so many other ways. Here are 10 reasons to travel while you can and experience the world 1. Experience new cultures: Traveling allows you to experience new cultures, customs, and traditions that are different from your own. This exposure can broaden your understanding of the world and help you appreciate diversity. 2. Learn new languages: Traveling to different ..read more
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The pros and cons of paying into a UK Workplace Pension Scheme as an overseas worker
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by Katherine Gibson
1y ago
We often get asked by international teachers whether they should opt in or out if paying into a UK Workers Pension Scheme while they are in the UK. After you have started work, you will be asked if you want to opt in or out. The choice is yours. Whether it is worthwhile to become part of a Uk Worker Pension Scheme will be determined by many factors, like the the amount of time you plan to be in the UK, how future-focused you are on maintaining payments while in the UK and whether you want to co-contribute in order gain access to the scheme. There are several pension schemes available for work ..read more
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International Relocation Payments (IRP) for overseas teachers for the 2023- 2024 academic year
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by Katherine Gibson
1y ago
International Relocation Payments (IRP) for overseas teachers for the 2023- 2024 academic year If you are a Language or Physics teacher who is interested in securing a teaching job in the UK, you are about to get some fantastic news! There is a high demand for certain teachers across the UK and so the British government is willing to pay to help quality international teachers to relocate and teach in their schools. There is a £10,000 (yes you read that right) payment that is available to help targeted overseas teachers that have secured positions in the UK. The £10,000 payment will help cover ..read more
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Is London your jam? 10 things to consider before you go.
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by Katherine Gibson
1y ago
Is London your jam? Here’s what you need to know about living in the capital. Are you dreaming of, or currently planning to experience life as a Londoner and teach there in the next 12 months? Teaching in London is a great option for Aussie, NZ and Canadian teachers who want to be in the thick of it all in one of the most exciting cities in the world. There are some things you need to be aware of when weighing up whether living in the capital is the right fit for you, and whether supply work or a contract in one school is the best plan when you arrive. Have a read and then get in touch to ask ..read more
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Surviving and thriving as a beginning teacher in the UK
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by Katherine Gibson
1y ago
Every year we support hundreds of Aussie, New Zealand and Canadian teachers into permanent, fixed-term and guaranteed supply contracts in schools across England and Wales. Some of the teachers we help are very experienced, including Principals and Heads of Department and others are straight out of university. We make sure we support our new graduates with 1:1 attention from their local and UK Consultants and we also make sure early career teachers have a UK Mentor in their school. We have some fantastic resources for beginning teachers starting their career in British Schools. High Performance ..read more
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