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Career Development Strategy


Devising an Irish NQT, career development strategy

Without QTS and relevant teaching experience, securing a permanent post in Ireland is very difficult. The stats say that 8% of NQT’s secure fulltime positions in the first year.

Subbing or going to the Middle East won’t give QTS accreditation, great teaching experience or significantly help next year, when applying for a full time teaching post in Ireland. What you need is the opportunity to teach in a great school and develop your experience with your own classes 

Conversely teaching in England this September with a plan to return home, greatly improves the possibility of getting a job in Ireland. By gaining relevant teaching experience, plus your full NQT status with the Irish teaching council. Staying a second year can improve your chances dramatically, if teachers follow our structured return pathways plan, that focuses on what Irish head teacher’s will be looking for.