Teaching Jobs Abroad For NQTs
Apr 10, 2010 English Language Teaching (ELT) 2982 Views
International schools are looking for NQT's who are trained in the UK to teach core subjects abroad. Teaching jobs in Europe are on the rise according to inquiries and interest .
They have noted a significant rise in requests and job postings for UK trained teachers and currently cannot meet the demands from international schools.
NQT's as well as experienced teachers looking for teaching jobs abroad are in high demand and a move to another country could present many benefits. Many schools pay for costs and accommodation although this is not guaranteed.
NQT's and experienced, qualified teachers are encouraged to visit the Your Education Job to view opportunities if they are considering a teaching job abroad.
Overseas Trained Teachers (OTT)
If you have qualified as a teacher in another country and you wish to continue a career in teaching in the UK, you will need to gain QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).
What are the restrictions for you if you do not hold QTS?
The law allows you to teach in the UK without gaining QTS for a total of four years. This time starts from the very first day you start teaching in a UK school. This is often called 'the four year rule'. Although this is possible, and teachers from overseas make a very valuable contribution to UK schools in this way, it is important that you are aware of, and learn of the benefits of obtaining QTS. If you wish to continue teaching outside of these four years, you will need to obtain QTS.
What is QTS?
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is required in England and Wales to become, and continue being, a teacher of children in the state and special education sectors. Similar statuses exist in the rest of the United Kingdom (Scotland and Northern Ireland), but under different names. The set of standards is issued by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and The Teacher Development Agency (TDA) is responsible for monitoring and overseeing the QTS process and allocates each assessing organisation with a number of QTS places.
Teachers must meet this criteria in order to gain QTS and evidence must be shown in a portfolio, against the requirements.
Why gain QTS?
Three simple reasons:
If you want to teach in the UK after the four years has expired
If you want to return to the UK to teach at a later date
If you need an extension to your Work Permit, Holiday Visa or Working Visa.
How do I obtain QTS?
An employment based programme is the quickest and easiest way to obtain QTS. This allows you to work in a teaching job as well as studying. It is sometimes possible to be awarded QTS without undertaking extra training by assessment only but the type and length of training depends on your qualifications and previous experience as a teacher.
What should I do if I am an overseas trained teacher?
In order to get the best advice on how to obtain QTS, it is strongly recommended that either before you arrive in the UK, or shortly after your arrival you: