Teaching in Scotland
The Scottish National Curriculum for Excellence encourages teachers to design their own creative, engaging lessons. All children from 5 to 18 are provided with a comprehensive, free, state education system, so there are always opportunities for great teachers. However, in order to be considered for a job here, you'll need the appropriate qualifications and visa. You must have:
- Completed a four-year undergraduate course in education, or
- Completed an undergraduate course and then a one-year PGDE, or
- Have qualified outside of Scotland with equivalent qualifications
Teaching in England
From the age of 5 to 16, children in the UK are legally required to attend Primary and Secondary education. As well as ensuring that children receive an excellent education in a wide range of subjects, the National Curriculum also specifies the standards that children should reach for each subject.
For foreign teachers, working in England provides the excitement of teaching in a new educational system, while maintaining familiarity to other educational systems. When Uteach place you in a school in England, we will boost your salary by £3000! That could cover the cost of your accommodation, fund a wanderlust adventure, or simply help your savings! We will pay it over the year through your salary.
To be a qualified teacher in England, you need to gain Qualified Teachers Status (QTS). If you were trained in the European Economic Area, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA as a teacher, you may be able to gain QTS without any further training or assessment. If you are from outside of the EEA and want to Teach in England, you may require a UK visa that will be allocated under the points-based immigration system.
We also work with schools overseas.
To teach in overseas international schools, candidates must have experience with the British or IB curriculum. It is also necessary that you have a minimum of two years of teaching experience after you have earned your recognised teaching degree.