If you started the process from overseas and have been through stage 1 and stage 2, skip to stage 3. Your overseas representative will pass you onto our UK consultant who will be fully briefed on your needs and where you are up to in terms of clearance and compliance to allow you to work in the UK. For many of you, you will be on guaranteed pay or will have been already placed in a school before you arrive.
The full registration process – five stages
Stage 1 – Call us to discuss or email us your up-to-date CV
You can send your CV to email@example.com. One of our consultants will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss. They can also advise you on writing the perfect CV.
Stage 2 – Telephone vetting.
We will contact you on the phone and talk you through your CV and other information to determine your suitability and requirements. You will then be invited in for an interview.
Stage 3 – Face-to-face interview
We will meet with you to discuss your requirements. When you come in for the interview you will need to bring in the following items to help us complete the process of clearing you for work.
• Proof of the right to work in the UK
• Proof of ID (if not the same as the above)
• Overseas police check
• Details of teaching qualifications
• Contact details of at least two professional referees
If you do not currently possess a UK DBS check (formerly known as Criminal Record Check) we can start the process for you.
This interview helps us to understand more about your skills and match you to the right opportunities in the UK. We will discuss locations, availability of work and market conditions with you. We’ll also fill you in on things that we help you with on arrival, for example: UK bank accounts, accommodation, travel advice, National Insurance and maximising your take home pay by offsetting your expenses against your income.
Step 4 – Preparation for UK classrooms
We will suggest various websites for you to look at in order to familiarise yourself with the UK education system, National Curriculum, schemes of work and resources available to UK teachers.
Step 5 – Clearance
Once your file is cleared, you are eligible to start teaching in the UK. The length of time from initial online registration to Step Six (starting work) varies, so it’s best to register as soon as you start thinking about teaching in the UK.