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Days to departure – teaching overseas

I am re-writing this post following my first term, as I am preparing to head back out with my family. It is like a second departure. We are finding we have a number of family and goodbye commitments to fulfil. We have to manage the children, who are now on summer holiday. How are you…
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24 Jul ’19 0

-3 month until arrival

Following a handful of international conversations and emails, two trips to London and a flight overseas, I received a contract offer. It was the right offer for our family however, the time frame moved from a September start to April start. (As far as I am aware an April starts are not that common). In…
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22 Jul ’19 0

-8 months until arrival

Moving towards October/November the international teaching scene will moves up a gear. Your financial commitments are in hand (right), your frame of reference has been narrowed, personal statements and inform your referees. One it is polite and two it is good to know how others you trust, see you. Know your current contract inside and…
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22 Jul ’19 0

-9 months, securing an overseas teaching role

I would expect, this is the post you were anticipating or wanting to read? Ideally in some form of “how-to checklist” no doubt? I will do my best however referring back to earlier posts, first a brief outline about the “types of school,” the common “organisational structure/roles” and “recruitment cycles.” As far as my research…
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21 Jul ’19 0

Teaching overseas -12 months

Professionally, I had been reading about the international schools market and international curriculum generally for a while now. I sought international connections via social media, many of whom were very generous with their time. I also had the benefit of the support of a former international headteachers advice, now working in the south. Other information…
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20 Jul ’19 0

Teaching Overseas -16 months

In the May 2018, still planning for September 2019, I reached out to a trusted colleague and highly regarded International Headteacher (now award winning Headteacher). A conversation that spanned a few weeks ensued. I am very fortunate to be able to draw on his experience and I am thankful to him for his insights. His…
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20 Jul ’19 0