London provides a fantastic career development base, one in which you will find a vibrant international teaching community and outstanding opportunities for gaining experience and developing your career. Its multiculturalism provides you with the opportunity for many rewarding experiences and challenges and it is the perfect location from which to visit other European countries as well as enjoy London’s own numerous cultural highlights. First class art galleries, theatres and museums together with good quality, reasonably priced food and nightlife that caters for all. It is the perfect place for both your professional and personal life.
Preparation is key
Coming to an unfamiliar country to take up a position within teaching can be daunting and challenging. How you prepare for that experience will have a direct bearing on how successful and positive it is for you personally.
We recommend that you investigate the U.K. National Curriculum. You can check out our Professional Development page for helpful ideas and web-sites. It would also be useful to bring with you a portfolio of your favourite teaching resources.
The benefits of proper preparation cannot be overestimated. It will make the teaching experience more enjoyable, benefit the children and make a significant contribution to classroom management. Assessing the pupils and providing feedback is also invaluable. If you have these measures in place the day will be a more fulfilling experience, the schools will be impressed which will lead to more work opportunities.
Qualifications and permits
If you are in any doubt about your qualifications when compared to UK standards, we advise you to contact UK Naric at www.naric.org.uk
Please be aware that due to the sheer number of people looking for work permits we can only register those candidates that already have a valid UK work visa or permit. We are also unable to provide immigration advice. For this you should visit www.homeoffice.gov.uk/passports-and-immigration