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We can help you open a UK bank account to receive your wages each week. UK tax and National Insurance will be deducted directly from your weekly pay. This is termed PAYE (Pay As You Earn). The current basic rate of tax is 20%. Most employees will be entitled to a Personal Tax Allowance of £11,000 per tax year (current rates).
This allowance is not given all at once, but spread over the 52 weeks of the tax year. National Insurance contributions will also be deducted from your salary. Altogether, you will pay approximately 30% of your salary in tax and National Insurance contributions.
In the UK there is a huge demand for teachers who qualified overseas particularly from Australia, Canada,New Zealand and South Africa. Whatever your situation let us know and we can advise you on the likelihood of finding a teaching job in the UK.
You must have qualified teacher status (QTS) to take up a teaching post in England; this is awarded by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). If you qualified in European Economic Area (EEA) then your qualification will be recognised in England
Teachers qualified in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA must apply to the NCTL before you can be recognised as holding QTS. Please click on this link for the NCTL online application form https://teacherservices.education.gov.uk/
If you qualified outside of these countries then you will need to complete an accredited training program. You can find further information on www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/teacher-training-options
TPrior to undertaking work in the UK you must have a police check from your country of origin that is dated within the last 12 months. If you have lived in another country within the last five years and for more than 12 months then you will also need a police check from that country.
Before you undertake your contract in a UK school you will need to hold a UK police check called the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). We will guide you through the process prior to your arrival to ensure there’s no delay in starting work.
You will need to provide two references covering the last five years. These must be professional references from an educational establishment. If you are a newly qualified teacher then your references can be from your university and a work placement.
The short answer is yes. The easiest way to get a short term two year visa is to apply for a Youth Mobility Visa (YMV). We’ve listed some more guidance on the current requirement below. For more information or visit www.gov.uk/tier-5-youth-mobility/overview
If you reside outside the EEA or those countries above, or cannot qualify for a Youth Mobility Visa then you can seek more guidance from the Government’s website: www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa
Be aged between 18-30 Have a valid passport for one of the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Monaco, South Korea or Taiwan.
Best time to apply is around three months before your departure; don’t leave it too late as depending on the time of the year some visa applications can take up to six weeks. You will need to apply for the visa before you leave home as you cannot apply for it once you have arrived in the UK.
You have two options: apply for your UK visa directly or pay a visa agent to do the application for you. The fee for your application is currently £225 plus you will need to pay an additional Healthcare Surcharge of £200
The UK has a multi-cultural and diverse society. Of course things will be different and it will take time to adapt, but that’s part of the beauty of teaching in a different country. The National Curriculum offers some subject specific guidance which we’d recommend you look at. Please click the link for redirection to their website – www.gov.uk/national-curriculum/overview
At SKLLZ we will ensure that you will be completely prepared for life teaching in the UK. If you have any questions about working in a UK school then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
The UK education system is broken up into Key Stages (KS) which look like the following:
Term 1: The Autumn term – This term starts on the first week of September and finishes late December.
Term 2: The Spring term – This term begins the first week of January and finishes at Easter
Term 3: The Summer term – This term begins after Easter and finishes late July
|16-17||Year 12||KS5/Post 16|
|17-18||Year 13||KS5/Post 16|