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Have you ever considered moving your teaching career abroad and working in the United Kingdom? Throughout history, the United Kingdom has been an attractive destination due to its high standard of living and diverse career opportunities. The United Kingdom offers a variety for all who enter its shores, whether you want to live and work in the busy streets of London or take comfort in the peaceful valleys of Wales, the United Kingdom has something for everyone.

Teaching in the United Kingdom

If you would like to work in a world-class education system, with great opportunities for career progression, teaching in England could be for you! The United Kingdom is home to some of the most famous schools and universities in the world; which includes Cambridge University and Harrow. As a talented and qualified teacher you will certainly be in demand, as the UK currently has a shortage of teachers! Making the move to England is a fantastic opportunity for teachers to gain vital experience whilst building your resume. The education system in the United Kingdom offers the chance for talented teachers to progress quickly, whilst also providing a lot of flexibility for qualified teachers in terms of where you can work.

In the United Kingdom there are two popular routes that overseas teachers usual look to take: starting off with temporary supply positions before moving into a permanent full time role. Most overseas teachers choose to look for supply work when they first arrive as this type of work provides the flexibility to experience in a number of different schools and working environments, to gain an understanding of the British curriculum before committing to a full time role. If you are interested in applying for long term positions, it is important to know these positions are often filled at the beginning of each term, with the recruitment period starting in June and July, November and February. The British curriculum is similar to those found in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, making it easy to for teachers from these countries to pick up. The British curriculum is adhered to in all state schools and identifies literacy, numeracy and science as its core subjects.

About the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is made up of 4 different countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Although relatively small in size the UK has an estimated population of 63 million with England being the most populated. The UK is well renowned for being one of the world’s leading business locations and the number one destination for inward investment in Europe. English is spoken throughout the UK, however there are other official languages to such as Welsh in Wales, Scottish in Scotland and Gaelic in Northern Ireland.

Whether it’s your first visit to the UK or you have been here previously, the UK offers a variety of different attractions that will ensure you never run out of things to do. Home to Stonehenge, the London eye, Big Ben, Windsor Castle and many other iconic attractions. The UK is covered in famous landmarks and steeped in history that will leave you fascinated and wanting to see more and more of this wonderful island.

The UK caters for people seeking every possible lifestyle. If you are looking for the excitement of living and teaching in a city surrounded by lights and having clubs, theatres, bars and restaurants on you doorstep, then London, Cardiff, Edinburgh or Belfast are the cities for you. But if you are looking for calm and tranquil surroundings with picturesque views out of your classroom window then the Somerset Levels or the Welsh Valleys are the ideal locations for you!

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