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Is Norfolk a good place to live and teach?
With its diverse wildlife and natural scenery, Norfolk is one of England’s most beautiful counties, making it the ideal place to teach. From the seaside resort of Great Yarmouth to the Deep History Coast, discovery site of the most complete mammoth skeleton in the UK, you’re never more than 40 miles from the beach.
The area is equally rich in culture. Norwich is the only UNESCO City of Literature in England and has been a famous site of education since the Middle Ages. Norwich offers a wealth of independent shops and a thriving live literature and music scene alongside over a thousand years of history.
How far is it from London?
The journey from Norwich to London Liverpool Street by train takes 1 hour 50 minutes, so it is possible to enjoy all that London has to offer on a day trip or weekend away.
What about the cost of living in Norfolk?
Norfolk is very affordable for teachers to live in, especially when compared to London prices. Take a look at Norfolk in numbers:
- The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Norwich is £857pcm, compared to £2,052 pcm in London
- The cost of living for a single person in Norwich is £718 pcm, compared to £1,032 pcm in London
What opportunities are there for teaching in Norfolk?
Of the 458 registered schools in the area:
- 58 were rated outstanding in their last OFSTED inspection, 287 as good, 48 require improvement and 13 were rated as inadequate
- 223 are academies, 178 are maintained schools, 17 are independent, 36 are special educational needs schools and 4 are colleges
- 388 are primary schools, 103 are secondary schools and 60 are schools for those aged 16-18
What are the top schools in the area?
Two schools in the area – Norwich School and Norwich High School GDST – rank in the top 10 independent secondary schools in East Anglia.
Is Norfolk an expensive location to live and work?
No, Norfolk is very affordable, especially when compared to London. You have all the benefits of this beautiful county, without the cost! The cost of living in Norfolk is lower than in most of the South East, even in the heart of Norwich.
Why choose a teaching job in Norfolk?
Among the many reasons to choose to teach in Norfolk:
- Norwich has a rich academic and literary tradition
- House prices are excellent value for money
- London is a convenient distance away
- A beautiful and culturally vibrant county with plenty to see and do
Let’s find your ideal teaching role
At Engage Education we have teaching vacancies for all subjects, schools and styles of teaching, meaning that whatever your specific requirements, we’ll be able to find a teaching job in Norfolk to suit you.
We also go the extra mile to help you find your ideal teaching role, providing dedicated local support for all teaching placements.
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