Originally Posted by Suzie
My subject is RE/ Philosophy/ Sociology/ Moral Issues. I can teach IT, SOSE and English too but haven't got long term work. I worked through an agency and got work from July-Oct last year but very little has been advertised since then. Jobs are appearing now and we wait to see what happens.
I contacted schools from the UK before I came telling them the dates of our flights and confirming our visa etc but they weren't interested. Once you are here and registered then they are happier.
Yes it does seem to be that the schools want you out there first before they will consider you. Has your OH found work in the Junior Schools? How have you found the education system and working as a teacher? Is it better, worse or jus the same as the UK? You probably have been aked this question many times but I would be grateful if you ould help in my research!
It looks like you are coming up to a year in OZ. Are you glad you made the move?
I will be doing a one year in thread when it comes round but in short yes I am glad we made the move. We had been working towards it for 11 years so it was the final step in a long journey.
Hubbie has found that work is pitched at the middle ground almost constantly in most primary schools. Differentiation is sometimes called scaffolding but it isn't taught much at uni apparently (only one source on this, from a recently qualified teacher) and the word is that UK teachers are recognised to be good at this side of things.
I will pm you my details - on this matter there are lots of opinions and don't fancy a heated exchange.
Glad someone posted this. We have been looking at Concept Australia, mainly because they have offices not too far from us so if we needed to we could get into see them and they offer home visits. In fact, someone is coming to see us tonight to hopefully get the ball rolling. Is there anything particularly I should be asking?
I think they are charging us 150 + vat tonight but if end up using them then that is absorbed in and becomes part of their normal price.