To follow on from Monday's post about the job situation for secondary teachers in London, here's how you can improve your chances of landing that perfect teaching job in London.
Attend these workshops in London October 16th and 17th for Special Educational Needs Teaching. The workshops cost only 12 pounds each and are filling up fast.
You can choose between primary and secondary focused workshops. I would personally sign up for as many as possible and use the 2 days to increase my understanding of the UK education system and SEN in particular. You will meet teachers and administrators from all walks of life. What a great networking opportunity!
One bit of advice for Canadian and American teachers and teaching assistants: These workshops are intended for all kinds of teachers, not just foreigners. So, while we are all welcome to attend, please remember that most of the participants will be British and not there to learn the basics. If you want the basics from a Canadian perspective, just read my ebook. That will give you a good understanding of the UK system.
After attending the workshops, head home and edit your resume/CV to show your participation at the events. This is very important! It shows that you're not just in London to travel the world and using teaching as your means to an end. Instead, it shows that you are passionate about teaching in the UK, you want to know as much as possible to make you a better teacher and will do whatever it takes to get that teaching job you want so badly.
Classroom also offers workshops for our new arrivals and experienced teachers. To see our workshops and sign up, please see this post.
To apply for teaching and teaching assistant jobs with Classroom Canada, please see our website and sign up for our newsletters. Don't forget to check out the Guide to Teaching in London.