In May 2017, I took a leap of faith and met with Lizzie from Teach In about moving over to the United Kingdom to teach. In the months that followed I had many conversations with Lizzie and Gemma and landed a job teaching in a primary school. So, after eight months of preparing I moved to the UK. I thought that moving to a new country would be a really big change and take a while to get used to, but after about a month I felt completely at home here.
The transition to England was really smooth. Once I was in the county I stayed in temporary accommodation until I found the right property that was close to work and in a location that I could call home. I chose Windsor as it is a beautiful that is a great location for myself to travel all around Europe. Plus, I get to be a part of once in a life time experiences; like the Royal wedding in my home town, celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Ireland and going to Copenhagen just for a weekend.I have settled in quickly thanks to all the support I have had from the teachers and staff at my new school, to my family and the whole Teach In team back in Australia I am loving living in the UK and am so grateful that I took the risk and stepped outside my comfort zone. Take a chance, you’ll never regret it!
Jenelle Stancombe, Australian Teacher now working in UK Primary School
Within a week of being contacted, I already had two interviews with the school I ended up working at. Everything was done extremely promptly whereas other agencies were incredibly slow and inefficient.
Alina Chernin, Canadian teacher in the UK
Teach In have been very helpful in interview preparation and supportive in getting me to the UK
Jamie Hopkin, Canadian Primary Teacher in England
I just wanted to say thank you for everything you have done for me over the past couple months! Before I came here to Bucks I did not have the best school or support from my previous agency up in Nottingham. Therefore my confidence was at a low. After speaking with you and realizing that there were other schools much better, I first didn't believe you, but realized I wasn't ready to go home. I am so glad that you were able to convince me to stay in England for the full year. If it wasn't for your endless search to find me the best fit I would have gone home discouraged and had a bad opinion of teaching and possibly not pursued it further. For that I am truly thankful and grateful for everything you have done!
Now I must return home, and because of all my UK teaching experience I was able to land a teaching job in Canada. I couldn't be happier to have received the position! Thank you for everything you have done for me.
Meghan Carter, Canadian Teacher working in Bucks, UK
I was set up with an Interview at a school with the help of TeachIn, without me really having to put in too much effort apart from forward my Personal Statement. TeachIn did the rest! They found a school that suited my needs and arranged everything from there.
I was successfully offered a job and it was only my first Interview!
I definitely recommend TeachIn! The people that work for that agency are super friendly and they work to support you through job applications at every step.
M. Chaperon, University of Derby