Thanks for the reply
I have no idea about this earning points business. To be honest I just want a casual post for the time being as we're hoping to have kids when we get out there. I just need to know what I need to do to do supply or a temporary contract e.g. maternity cover.
Hi all, I am primary trained still in UK.Just wondering about CVs are they so different ? Any examples would be appreciated.
Can't be any help on the CV front I am afraid.
I asked for advice at one school I got a contract with (via an agency) and both the school and agency said it was fine. It was the same format as the UK, just updated.
However, I have applied for a total of 8 jobs across 5 schools and haven't got an interview for any of them. I am secondary and RE. For me to get a job teaching RE, I am having to target mainly the private religious schools and have no priest/ vicar to act as referee for me which isn't helping. Plus I am not able to offer the combination of subjects that is clearly preferred when they advertise. And I have got experience of teaching others now as well as the ones from the UK.
My husband is primary and is having lots of supply offered. He isn't much further forward on the permanent side of things but the DECs season has yet to start (end of Nov/ beg Dec) and the notice period here is only 2 weeks so as we are nowhere near the end of term yet, I am not panicking yet. No need to panic yet. And there is other stuff I can do.
Thankyou for taking the time to reply.Just another quick Q relatively speaking is the salary enough to get by on?
When you take/ send your docs to DECs, part of what they assess is what level of pay you should be on.
I have not been paid yet through them nor have they said what pay I will receive but it should be comparable.
My husband and I expected to get the equivalent of a starting teacher (NQT) but our experience is recognised.
At the private school I worked at, the money was fine to get by on and more. Salaries are paid fortnightly so there isn't that dreaded end-of-the-month feeling.
Glad I could be of help!