Monday, August 23, 2010

Teaching Jobs for Canadian & American Teachers in London, England

Can you believe that school starts in just a couple of weeks?  Our new teachers are madly packing their suitcases & gearing up for their adventures in teaching in England, while our experienced teachers are out surfing, sailing and enjoying summer for as long as they can.  I absolutely love this time of year.

Want to teach in London, England with Classroom Canada or Classroom America?

For the next few weeks we will be conducting interviews with teachers and teaching assistants for positions that start in November 2010 and January 2011.

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.
  • 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.

Resources for Teaching in London

Classroom Canada website
Guide to Teaching in London: A Survival Guide for Canadians ebook
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  1. Hi Victoria,
    I have sent a message before but never received the response. I would like to know if experience is require for Teaching Assistant position. Also, what kind of education background are you looking for? What if a person with a can-do attitude with no prior experience and without degree would like to apply? Please advise. Your help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks a lot

  2. Hi Waj
    Thanks for your comment. I'm not sure why I never received your previous message, but thanks for following up.

    For Teaching Assistants, we like to see:
    - a BA or BSC or College diploma in Early Childhood Education, Teaching Assistant programs and the like. Some post-secondary school is a must.
    - experience working with children, ideally for more than 1 year. Sometimes we will accept experience in a voluntary capacity. For example, one of our most successful Teaching Assistants had a B.Sc in Biology and six months experience volunteering in a children's orphanage in Cambodia. She did very well and was able to work in primary, secondary & SEN schools.
    - at least 2 references from working with children in a professional capacity
    - a cleared police check
    - a visa to work in the UK, or an EU passport. You don't have to actually have this when you apply, but you must be eligible. See our website if you're unsure (

    I hope this helps! Good luck,


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