Take the opportunity to teach in the middle east/asia where you can enjoy the weather and earn more money. Teaching internationally is a great opportunity to broaden your horizons but in most places teaching experience does not count towards your QTS requirement, so if anything takes you further away from a job in Ireland. Teaching in the UK can ultimately be more beneficial to your career since hours taught in the UK count towards meeting your QTS requirements. When you’re ready to come back, return via England with Uteach.
Once graduated in Ireland, you currently have 3 years to obtain your QTS, so 2 years abroad then going to England with Uteach for a year, then going onto our “Return Path to Irish Teaching”, is a great way to do it.
Uteach will provide comprehensive training and help you find a great teaching position in a UK school, where you can improve your teaching techniques and complete your required 300 hours for the Irish Teaching Council. With frequent flights to Ireland available at low prices, you can book well in advance and visit home as often as you like.
So have your fun in the sun for a while, and then return to Ireland via Uteach in England. When in England it will almost feel like being back home, so frequent and cheap are the flights back to Ireland.
The 3 Step Plan :
· Go to the middle east to earn money tax free and experience the lifestyle
· After 1 or 2 years come to England with Uteach, and teach there for a year
· Go onto our “return Path” to Irish Teaching
WHAT WE OFFER YOU
· Submission of your details to interested English schools with a view to obtaining interviews leading to you teaching in England
· Interview preparation from qualified teachers to help you be successful at interviews with English schools
· A contribution of up to 400 Euros to subsidise flights to and from England to attend our training programme and start your new job
· Free transitional training on the English curriculum both online and face to face as well as free accommodation and meals during the training, where you’ll have the opportunity to network with like-minded teachers
· A dedicated mentor, lessons and teaching materials to support you in your first year and save you a huge amount of planning time
· Assistance with finding suitable accommodation near your English school
· Ongoing training and support throughout the academic year
Once you have gained UK experience, we will enrol you in our Return Path Programme, where we will work with you to target key areas of development and give you the best opportunity to secure a teaching position in Ireland when you return.
YOU WILL RECEIVE
Return to Ireland with a bank of high quality Ofsted approved Lesson Plans:
· As part of our programme to help teachers succeed in England, Uteach has a bank of Ofsted approved first class lesson structures and educational resources that Uteachers can access.
· With the Irish curriculum moving ever closer to the English curriculum, these resources are becoming more and more valuable to teachers in Ireland
· Uteach will enable you to walk into an interview in Ireland, with access to this bank of information. This will enable you to hit the ground running in the school, teaching excellent relevant lessons from day one
· This will be seen by the school as a huge advantage, and put you in a very advantageous position to win the vacancy at your Irish school
Subject Specific training from subject specialists:
· New junior Cert implications
· Key subject projects
· Outline schemes of work
· Key learning from recent inspections
· Technology and your subject
· Key teaching methods
Leaving Cert and Junior Cert key learning outcomes for your subject by subject and exam specialists:
· Review of most recent state exam papers
· Review of recent chief examiners’ reports
· Key trends in recent years
· Project best practice
New Junior Cert programme – an overview and key objectives:
· Learning outcomes and timelines
· Key projects
· Assessment models
· Exam overview
Online modules and Diploma in Special Education in collaboration with one of Ireland’s top universities:
· Student profiling
· Assessment practices
· Key strategies for students with GLD and SLD
· Understanding the key areas of difficulty
· Effective technologies in SEN
Interview and CV best practice tips from leading Irish principals:
· Your personal profile
· How the marks are allocated
· How to ensure you have best chance of being shortlisted for interview
· The five sections of the interview and how to maximise your chances.