Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jobs for Teachers in London: Just What Are We Recruiting For Now?

Now that most of our teachers for the 2009/2010 academic year are settled into life and teaching in London, it's time to look ahead to next year.  We are currently arranging interviews with teachers and teaching assistants for positions that start in April 2010 and September 2010.

For all those teachers and teaching assistants who are thinking about moving to London to teach, here's what we like to see:
  • Secondary Teachers with the following teachable subjects (at least 2 of this list): science, math, computers, design & technology.  There will be limited positions in: English, History, Geography and Modern Foreign Languages.  Secondary Teachers with experience in Primary Teaching and Special Educational Needs will be prioritized.
  • Primary Teachers - particularly those with experience across all age groups.
  • Special Educational Needs Teachers.  Mild Learning Disabilities, Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties and Severe Learning Disabilities.
  • Teaching Assistants & Early Childhood Educators.  Experienced teaching assistants, nursery & reception teachers (ECE's).
For all of these positions, we are looking for the following skills & experiences:
  • Experience abroad in some capacity is a definite asset.  Teaching ESL, volunteering abroad, working abroad. 
  • Flexibility, adaptability and a "can-do" attitude. 
  • Easy-going.
  • Inner-city teaching experience is a definite asset.
  • Outstanding references.
  • Ability to teach across various subjects and age groups.
  • Sense of humour.
  • Optimistic, positive approach to teaching and living in London.
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities (sports, drama, clubs, dance...anything that shows your interest in learning outside of the traditional classroom).
To apply to join our team of outstanding teachers and teaching assistants, just send your resume and cover letter to apply at classroomcanada dot com.  Be sure to outline why you want to teach in London, and specifically why you want to work with Classroom Canada.  You will need to be eligible to work in the UK, so be sure to check out the visa page on our website.

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