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
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
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
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 have been very helpful in interview preparation and supportive in getting me to the UK
Jamie Hopkin, Canadian Primary Teacher in England