|Teaching in the UK
||[Apr. 1st, 2005|09:15 am]
The Question Club
I don't know if anyone can help me with this question here, but I figured it was worth a shot.
I am a teacher from Alberta, Canada.
I am currently looking into teaching in the UK, through a couple of teacher placement agencies, Time Plan and Teachers Plus.
I have been to England once, five years ago. While I was there, we spent one day in London, one week in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and one week in Devon. The agencies want to know where I want to teach. The problem is, I have no idea. I know that I don't want to be in Central London. I wouldn't mind being close enough to London that I could take a bus in for a day or something, but it's not necessary. I'm really not sure what the nature of the education system is in the UK. Would anyone here know if there's a certain area in the UK that would be better to teach in than others? I liked the town of Harrogate, and I think I would like to live in a place of a similar size.
I'm ready for an adventure, but I don't want to be completely overwhelmed.
Does anyone here have any suggestions? I'd also be interested in hearing about a North American teacher's experiences with this sort of thing, if anyone in this community has done something similar.