Teaching is considered a rewarding career wherever you are in the world, whether it be a school of 50 students or a school of 300 – you are always able to make a difference.
Working with teachers on a daily basis as an Education Recruitment Consultant, I constantly hear about Australian teachers moving up the career ladder.
A lot of Australian teachers who are teaching in the UK don’t realise being a leader in a school could encompass a number of different roles, from taking charge of a year group or a particular key stage, all the way up to becoming a deputy or even a head teacher. In these areas you will have a large influence in the school, setting high standards, and ensuring continuous improvement throughout the school.
Although the majority of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) consists of UK-trained teachers, there are a number of expats from Australia who have thrived within the UK. The teacher shortage means overseas trained teachers are able to hit the ground running within the education sector within a short period of time.
An example of this is Lauren, the new Early Years Co-Ordinator within a South West London Primary school. Lauren has been in the UK for the 2 year duration of her Tier 2 visa and was lucky enough to have been offered sponsorship.
“Working on a supply basis was ideal for me to begin with as it meant I had the flexibility to work and travel as much as I wanted. A year into my visa the school I worked at on a regular supply basis needed a full-time Year 1 class teacher. Initially I was very hesitant but the possibility of sponsorship meant I had to accept. A year later I was sponsored and now into my third year teaching in London I have been appointed Early Years Co-Ordinator for my school.”
If you are in the UK and interested in regular supply work register with Teaching Personnel. By registering with us you will have a dedicated recruitment consultant finding you work. You will also have access to much sought-after continuous professional development courses to help you succeed.
Register with us today on our website and your local consultant will be in touch with all the information you need to find a suitable school placement.