Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Teacher Job Vacancies Available in London, England - April 2009 Start

It's time to apply for teaching jobs that start in April 2009 in London, England. Some teachers have even started to apply for positions that start in September 2009 and I am swamped with interviewing for the two most popular arrival seasons.

Here is a small sample of some of the available positions for April 2009:

Nursery Teacher (similar to Junior Kindergarten in Canada, but for 3 and 4 year olds)

This Brent based school is seeking an Early Years Teacher with long-term experience in an Early Years setting to teach Nursery. This position is to start in April but for the right person the start date can be brought forward so if you are available immediately then apply as soon as possible. You must be eligible to work in the UK and have good classroom management skills and have a good grasp of the Early Years curriculum.

Year 6 and KS1 Teacher (Grade 6 and Grades 1-2 teacher)

A very varied and interesting role has arisen for a Primary teacher with a specialism or experience and expertise in the area of Literacy. This full-time role to start asap will involve a 50/50 split in responsibility between a Year 6 class and KS1 PPA (Preparation, Planning & Assessment) time on a weekly basis.

The school is a small one form entry Primary in the borough of Southwark boasting a strong senior management team and very positive working ethos. The suitable candidate will have a strong KS2 (grades 4-6 in Canada) track record, with effective behaviour management and an enthusiasic manner.

The post is to start immediately or as soon as possible after the February half-term break.

Secondary English Teacher

A West London school requires an English teacher to cover a maternity leave position. This position will run from April 2009 until January 2010. The successful candidate will have some experience teaching years 7 through 9 and be confident in teaching with all levels. This is a high achieving school with a strong commitment to extracurricular activities.

Secondary Geography Teacher

One of our Canadian teachers is going traveling in a few weeks and needs a Geography teacher to take over his classes. The school is in the Hampstead area and close to Camden Market. The teacher who replaces him needs to have strong classroom management skills & a great sense of humour. The students are challenging and the school is very supportive. Become part of an international staff team & instant community of teachers just like you.

Secondary Physical Education Teacher

This school in North West London (Walthamstow) requires a female P.E. teacher to cover a maternity leave position. This is an extremely diverse school (similar to Brampton, Mississauga and other areas of Toronto) and requires someone with a passion for teaching girls P.E. The girls are challenging, but will respect a teacher who is firm but fair and most importantly can engage the students. The position is an April start with the possibility to renew in January 2010.

Secondary Maths Teacher

This Central London school needs a Maths teacher to cover the classes of a teacher who has just been promoted. The classes are years 7, 8 and 10 in this very diverse school. Behaviour can be challenging in this particular school so teachers with strong behaviour management skills should apply.

Secondary Maths Teacher - All Boys School with PE specialism

This all boys school in South East London likes to employ fabulous Canadian teachers. One of our teachers from Vancouver did extremely well there but did say the behaviours were quite challenging. The school is proud of its Sports College status, which means that teachers with a passion for any sport will do quite well there. The Head Teacher (principal) is a former Physical Education teacher & uses sports to keep the students engaged and motivated to learn. Teachers need to be firm, fair and fun.

Special Educational Needs Teacher

This SEN school has an opening for a primary or secondary school teacher with a passion for teaching all children. If you have special educational training that will help, but it is not necessary. The school is more interested in your philosophy of education than your training. You need a Bachelor of Education and some teaching experience, as well as a firm commitment to learning.

The school is incredibly supportive & our other teachers have really enjoyed their roles. You will enjoy the small class sizes (typically less than 6 students, with an adult to student ratio of 1:2). Our other teachers have specialisms in Drama, History, English, Science and primary education.

Science Teacher (to teach 1 of Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

Science Teachers are in high demand in London schools. If you can teach any of the three areas of science, then you will enjoy the wide range of schools that are hiring in your field. There are too many to list here, so just send me your resume & I'll discuss your options in your interview. One that sparks my interest is a Science position in a Kensington & Chelsea school for a few weeks. This school wants to try a teacher in the role first and if it works out, then will keep this person on full-time until 2010.

How to Apply for Teaching Jobs in London, England with Classroom Canada and Classroom America.

  • Before you submit your application, please make sure that you are eligible to legally work in the UK.
  • Prepare a 2 page resume that clearly shows your education & experience in teaching
  • Write a brief cover letter that outlines why you want to teach in London with Classroom Canada.
  • Submit your resume to Victoria Westcott by email to
I will phone you as soon as I can to discuss your options and schedule a phone interview or an in-person interview depending on where you live & my travel plans. Please keep in mind that the above list is only a small sample of available positions. These change daily! Submit your resume anyway.

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