Molly – How was your first Interview with a UK school?

Molly from Canada talking about first interviews and how it matched her values and why that mattered.

Our support has always been a key part of helping all types of people find work, in the UK and abroad.

It’s our approach to support which starts with a free career planning session no matter your location, experience or role, we believe that quality recruitment begins with helping and understand your unique needs.

Chelsey – Why is Harrow a great place to live and teach?

Chelsey is one of our education consultants that looks after Harrow, here’s why she thinks it’s a great place to live and teach.

Our support has always been a key part of helping all types of people find work, in the UK and abroad.

It’s our approach to support which starts with a free career planning session no matter your location, experience or role we believe that quality recruitment begins with helping and understand your unique needs.

Charlie – Why is Brent a great place to live and teach?

Charlie is one of the consultants that look after the area of Brent, in North West London. Here’s why he thinks it’s a great place to live and teach.

Our support has always been a key part of helping all types of people find work, in the UK and abroad.

It’s our approach to support which starts with a free career planning session no matter your location, experience or role we believe that quality recruitment begins with helping and understand your unique needs.

Simon – Why is East London a great place to live and teach?

Simon is one of our consultants who works in the East London area, here’s why he thinks it’s a great place to live and teach.

Our support has always been a key part of helping all types of people find work, in the UK and abroad.

It’s our approach to support which starts with a free career planning session no matter your location, experience or role we believe that quality recruitment begins with helping and understand your unique needs.

Bhupesh – Why is South West London a great place to live and teach?

Bhupesh is one of our education consultants who looks after South West London. See why he believes that South West London is a great place to live and teach.

Our support has always been a key part of helping all types of people find work, in the UK and abroad.

It’s our approach to support which starts with a free career planning session no matter your location, experience or role we believe that quality recruitment begins with helping and understand your unique needs.

Meeting friends for life

Your Supply Family

Teaching supply means you’ll work in a range of schools within a certain distance of where you live. This is great because it means you get to know people in loads of schools near you! The more schools you teach in, the more headteachers, pastoral staff, senior leadership, classroom teachers, supply teachers, parents and children you’ll meet – and that lets you set up a whole support network around you. We’ve had so many teachers join us on supply teaching and end up finding their next longer-term role at a school they’ve already taught in AND got to know people in!

If you’re moving to the UK from overseas, it’s important to make sure you settle well and integrate yourself into a new environment. While we can help with this, for the most part, the social aspect is more up to you!

The Engage Family

At Engage, we pride ourselves on how we support our teachers with relocation and finding new work. Our teacher socials and induction events give you the right start to your teaching career and help you find other people in the exact same situation as you. We arrange social events every term and they could be anything from pub quizzes to bar crawls to roller discos!

We don’t only help you find teachers in your area, we can help you too. Need help setting up a bank account? We’ve got you! Need advice on where to live and teach supply? We’ve got you! When you sign your SGP contract, you become part of our family – a family of supply teachers, longer-term teachers, people who teach in Special Education, and the staff that work for Engage.

One of our favourite supply teacher stories is that of Kirsten – a Canadian teacher that moved over here taught supply and met her husband! It’s a wonderful story, check it out on our blog.

So don’t think of moving abroad to teach in England as giving something up back home, but gaining so much here!

Get stuck in, not stuck!

SGP: Get stuck in, not stuck!

Have you finished your teacher training? Are you unsure where to start? Do you want to try a few schools out before you choose one? Supply teaching in the answer to all of these questions. Our Secure Guarantee Pay scheme means you’ll get paid each and every week and teach in a variety of schools near where you live. We’ll give you a call each morning with your daily assignment, it could be where you taught the day before, or it could be somewhere you’ve never stepped foot in. Every day is different, that’s all part of the fun.

Try before you buy!

The best part of teaching supply on our SGP scheme is that you can try out supply teaching at a range of schools before you decide to teach at one on a longer-term basis. The more schools you teach in, the more you’ll begin to understand what you need from your next school, i.e. a nice staffroom, great senior leadership or somewhere that supports you from day one.

Earn as you learn

Working with us means you can earn as you learn. We hold professional development sessions each month which are fully accredited and can give you an edge when deciding where to take your career. Use our free sessions to enhance your offering as a supply teacher or delve deeper into other areas of the education sector. You never know where it could lead you.

Variety is the spice of life

You know what they say, variety is the spice of life. If you’re up for a challenge and want to do something different each day, SGP is for you! All you need to do is be ready to rock at 7am – we’ll give you a call to let you know where your day will take you. Whether you sign up for it to find your perfect school or for a term of teaching in different places, it’s the best tool for you.

Relocation, relocation, relocation

Whether you’re moving abroad to England or moving from a different part of the UK, SGP is a great option for you. We’ll help you relocate and find other teachers that live near you too. Relocating can be daunting, but we pride ourselves in how we support our teachers with relocation. We’ve been doing it for eight years and it’s what we’re best at.

I’m ready! How do I sign up?

I’m ready! How do I sign up?

Right first thing’s first, whether you’re already in the UK or you’re living abroad, there are different ways to get a long-term position.

If you live in the UK

Let us know you’re ready to find a new role, and we’ll do all the hard work!

Meet us for a chat

We like to get to know every candidate that works with us, so we’ll invite you in for a cup of tea and a chat, or have a telephone call with you.

Compliance

In order to make sure you’re ready for work as soon as possible, we’ll need a few documents from you; things like your CV, references and DBS application form (our Compliance team will help you through every step!)

Interviews

Next is the exciting bit – we’ll arrange interviews with schools in the area you’re looking for that have vacancies that match your skills.

Offer

Because you’re a superstar educator – you get offered your dream job

Celebrations!

Horrah – you got the job

Ongoing support

We pride ourselves on the continuous support we offer our candidates. If you have any queries about where your nearest McDonalds is, what you can claim back on expenses or advice about shampoo – we’re here for you.

If you live outside of the UK

So you’re ready to move across oceans to work in the UK, that’s great. We can’t wait to help.

Get to know us

We like to get to know all of our teachers – our overseas Talent Acquisition team are a great bunch!

Compliance and visas

We need to make sure you’re visa and compliance documents are all ready to rock before you properly start interviewing!

Decide your journey – iday or profiling or skype interviews

iday – allows you to fly to the UK for free – to interview and find a school that suits you.

Profiling – this means we create an impressive profile of your skills and requirements and send it to the schools we work with in the UK.

Skype – if you’re ready to go now – why not Skype interview directly with schools? We can help find you the right ones.

Interview

The fun bit – meet headteachers (in person or over Skype) and find out all about their schools and of course – sell yourself!

Offers

Woohoo!

Relocation help

Once you’ve found your perfect position, we won’t leave you high and dry. We help with all aspects of relocating to another country, we’ve helped thousands of teachers relocate.

Ongoing support

We pride ourselves on the continuous support we offer our candidates after they’ve found work.

What happens after iday?

Close your eyes and imagine. It’s August, you’ve just moved to a new flat in Clapham Common, the sun’s out. Sounds great right?

Well, it can get better. Imagine you’re about to start a new teaching role in a Secondary school near your lovely new flat… This is the kind of experience 94% of iday attendees have – yep, 94%. That’s how much success people have from it.

Up until your move, we support you with every aspect of relocation; we help you with accommodation, we help you find friends, we help you with banking and we’ll introduce you to the UK curriculum and make sure you’re super prepared for your new role. Our job is to take the stress and anxiety out of relocation.

Once you start your new teaching role, your day may go a little like this…

GO GO GO – Arrive at school, make a brew and make sure your lessons are planned for the day ahead. You might also have a morning meeting.

ATTENDANCE – Take your students attendance, it’s kind of a big deal knowing who’s turned up or not!

TEACH – This is your time to shine, inspire and teach.

LUNCH – it’s super important to keep energized throughout the day, make sure you get a nourishing lunch

ADMIN – You’ll probably have some admin to do, marking students work, review your TA’s daily tasks, prep your classroom for lessons.

TEACH – Afternoon classes now!

AFTER SCHOOL PREPARATION – Prep is key – get marking, reflect on the day, clean up your classroom and get everything in order for another day.

DINNER – Yep, dinner is as important as lunch

RELAX – It’s key to have a good work-life balance. Make sure you catch up on some telly or read a chapter of your book. Winding down is super important.

BEDTIME – Catch enough zzzzzzz’s every night. It’s the best way to make sure you face each day with a positive attitude and a smile on your face.

Every few weeks we’ll invite you to social events or free CPD sessions, we’ll also catch up with you regularly to see how everything is. We’re always striving to ensure our candidates are supported in their new lives, especially when they’ve moved here from another country. We’re only ever a text, call or email away.

How we can help you get a job

Choosing the right people to help you is the first key step to finding a good job.

Let’s begin with some insights about what has made us successful serving the education system:

We are a leading voice for Education Recruitment having placed 102,437 teachers

Engage pioneered iday as a mechanism to connect International teachers to UK schools.

Our teachers leverage our relationships with over 1,000 schools.

Our specialist knowledge allows our teachers to chose their route:

Your career choice is the cause and effect of your life, here is where we assist our candidates:

Finding a job is not about rushing decisions, it’s about knowing that whatever you do next has a cause and effect for your life also. We help get you there, wherever YOU decide there is.