Gemma Yates made contact with me after a conversation at school with our secretary about me going at Easter to visit family. I was asked about the possibility of doing interviews with potential teachers looking to come to the UK to teach. From my first e-mail right through to saying goodbye in Perth the organisation was faultless. The location of the interviews was central and the facilities were very good. It was always very professional; both e-mails and face to face. My experience was very refreshing and it really helped me with my own CPD. I learnt a lot from the interview day about new teacher’s expectations and also their worries. This has made me reflect on my own practice and hopefully improve the experiences of my new and existing teachers.
I would unreservedly recommend other head teachers to take this opportunity if it becomes available as it was something I would definitely do again if I was asked. Also I would like to take this chance to thank Gemma for organising it all and looking after me on that day. It was a real pleasure.
Nance Wrigley, Headteacher, Oakridge Community Primary School
Teach in is a fantastic teaching agency. Lizzie, who acted as my consultant, was extremely professional and dedicated, ensuring that I was always kept up-to-date with the status of my application and prepared for each step of the recruitment process. Lizzie really took the time to understand what I was looking for and was committed to seeking out a suitable role. Teach In do not simply throw any old job at you, they listen to you and research potential jobs to ensure that they find the right fit for you. To top it off, Lizzie even provided assistance with the visa application process! I have secured the perfect role and continue to receive support as I prepare to move to Kent. I cannot recommend Teach In highly enough. Do not hesitate to contact them if you are contemplating teaching in the U.K.!
Marie-France Jenkins-Cooney, Science Teacher from Melbourne teaching in Kent, England
14 days from first contact with Raj at Teach In, to a job offer from a school that fits me very well. Raj had the right feel for who I am and what I was looking for and on top of things. Good listener and considerate of my needs.
Thanks Raj :-)
Philip Herzberg, Science Teacher
Moving country and basically starting a new life was always going to be daunting and nerve racking.
Although when you have an incredible amount of support with planning and processing stages, it takes that stress away.
The team at Teach In in Australia (Jenna and Gemma) were phenomenal in keeping in contact and ensuring my mates and I were up to date with all the forms . They were always happy to answer all questions (no matter what time of day it was).
Before we left we had been contacted via phone and email by our UK consultant (Neil Waddington). Although the time difference was sometimes difficult to manage, again Neil was open to any questions and happy to help in any way possible. Neil kept in contact with us on how the job hunting was going and ensured there was going to be plenty of work.
Two mates and I landed in Leeds on Thursday the 12th of January 2017. Neil greeted us at Manchester airport and drove us to our apartment in Leeds. He made us feel welcome with a night out on the town on Friday night and on the following Monday had two Job interviews each for us lined up.
It was that Tuesday that I accepted a full time supply position at an “Outstanding school”.
Without the help and assurance from all the staff at Teach In / Supply Desk and Neil as our on the ground consultant, there is no way that my house mates and I would have been able to land on the ground running as smoothly as we did.
Ryan Timmermans, Australian Primary Schools Teacher working in Leeds, UK
Working with Trixie from Teach In has been an amazing experience. She has always worked hard to meet my needs, for my school (year group, location) and went beyond her duties to help me through providing support and even looking at my lesson plans and steering me in the right direction. Without her I would not have been able to find what I consider my perfect school. I look forward to working with Trixie again, when the time comes for looking for a new post.
Sahgeer Chaudhry, NQT Primary Teacher, Hillingdon