Teach In is a fantastic way to get connections with great schools, and it takes the hassle out of applying for jobs independently. I went along to the NQT event and both Sabrina and her colleague were helpful, friendly and encouraging. I felt very nervous when I first arrived, however they provided an open, fun yet professional atmosphere which instantly put me at ease. They were genuinely interested in my teaching journey so far and adapted the day to suit myself and my fellow NQTs. I was thrilled that it had been arranged for me to go and visit one of the schools that I was very interested in applying for, where I was able to meet the head teacher and the deputy head, who were both very welcoming and willing to have a professional talk with me about my time in schools so far. I feel that Teach In has helped me on my journey of becoming a teacher and I am looking forward to hopefully meeting with them again in the future. Thank you!
Melissa Baggott, Teacher
The Teach In / Supply Desk Leeds team have been incredibly helpful during my time working in schools in the UK. I was lucky enough to come over with my brother and a friend, who both went through the agency as well. They walked us through all the nitty-gritty paperwork pre-departure, picked us up from the airport upon arrival, transported us to our initial
accommodation, and even advised us where we could get a good meal. They allowed me the time I needed to settle in, such as setting myself up with a bank account, and finding permanent accommodation before organising interviews for potential job opportunities at various schools.
The team were very thorough and helpful in finding me suitable work that utilised my experience while being very considerate of finding suitable schools close by, in order to lessen my travel time to and from work.
I would recommend this company to anyone who is considering teaching over in the UK, especially in Leeds. The incentives and flexibility in work arrangements that the company offer will suit anyone’s circumstances, whether you would like to work full-time and build bank, or go the casual supply route and travel around the UK & Europe.
Lachlan Beech, Australian Teacher working in Leeds, UK
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
Thank you to Teach in for providing Flinders University Students with professional development and the opportunity to gain interviews with UK Principals.
Philippa Spencer, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia
I cannot recommend Teach In enough to not only NQT applicants but to all teachers who are looking for an easy and stress free journey into their teaching career! I had endless support from Ashley, who made the entire process flow so smoothly from start to finish and not to mention stress free! Ashley talked me through my different options step by step and could not have been more helpful. I was interested in re-locating which is something I felt quite nervous about but Ashley took the time to get to know me as a teacher asking about my interests and, luckily enough, with one interview I got the job! I honestly don't feel like I could have done it without him. On the day of interview Ashley rang me with an enthusiastic, positive attitude which is something that I greatly appreciated! He calmed my nerves and made me feel at ease with he entire interview process. I couldn't be happier with the personal and efficient service I received and can't thank the team at Teach In enough! I look forward to meeting with you again in the future.
Emma-Louise Maguire, Primary Teacher, Robert Blair Primary School