There are pages on the job seeking part of this web site http://www.tes.co.uk/topSection.aspx?navCode=247 that provide basic advice. The TES Career Advice service offers both a CV review service and puts on seminars for job seekers; both at a range of prices http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6039171.
Not everyone in the UK is anti teachers who have worked overseas, especially in schools that follow the National Curriculum. If you start out with that view in mind it may colour what you write about yourself, and that would not be helpful. The main difficulty often comes with arranging interviews. Also, consider posts with some responsibility attached where competition may be less than basic classroom roles where you are competing with NQTs.
I am sure your experience will be very useful, and that some heads will welcome it.
aliciablancoI have had a look at some jobs back in the UK and WOW I would truly love the challenge some of them would mean to me. I do think I need my application to include something which is going to make "the reader" jump out of his/her chair and feel curious about me. Now, how I do that is what I must work out... Any advice? I feel I need a little advice, perhaps someone who could have a look at my CV...Did I mention the fact that I was born in Spain but partly trained in the UK and NO I DON'T SOUND SPANISH WHEN I SPEAK OR WRITE... Sorry but I know there is often a preconception about Spanish people being able to communicate in English properly and I have had to argue my point (politely) in the past so many times I am truly worried about not being considered because of these assumptions.... I am totally bilingual, in fact these days I speak English more than Spanish and with regards to my understanding of education...well, i have only ever followed the Foundation Stage Curriculum, the National Curriculum for England and Wales and right now I am working on the implementation of a Language, Communication and Reading programme following the guidelines of the Letters and Sounds document and the application of the Literacy Strategy in a school where the majority of the pupils are non native English speakers.....Sorry, I get so carried away...This is truly my passion and I would just love to be able to continue in this path in the UK.....bla, bla, bla....Any advice on this? Thanks ever so much!!! Alicia...
Unless you are comfortable teaching phonics, you will not enjoy teaching in publically funded schools in England. Wales and Scotland may be another matter. As to CV review, the TES Career Advice Service offers such a service as do others. Start here http://www.tes.co.uk/topSection.aspx?navCode=247 by reading the various articles available free and then consider whether you want to pay for more detailed advice? If anyone reading your application could not distinguish it from one submitted by a native speaker, then I would hope it would not be a barrier, especially if you already have QTS and have taught in the K before going to Spain. Ensuring you can attend interviews may be more of a problem, but with cheap flights even that may be less of an issue these days.
Until you try, it is difficult to assess your changes, but there should be more posts at that end of the primary school than say for KS2. However, you don't have QTS, so until the government allows those with FE training to teach in schools you probably won't find a job in the public sector. You might well be hired by a private school. However, what about returning to FE to teach those working in EY settings other than teachers?
I haven't heard about the April deadline, but it makes sense, as that is when the GTCE is closed down so making the change at the same time would be sensible. The lack of news about all these changes affecting teachers is slightly worrying.
The government were very late about confirming the change, but anyone who meets the IfL criteria will have QTS and can teaching anything to anyone in a school. Those who don't meet the criteria will still be restricted (if that's the right word) to teaching in private schools, academies and free schools.
We only offer open advice in the career clinic, but the TES Career Advice service offers personal help for a fee and I have forwarded your email to them.
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