Teaching in London

The good thing about teaching in London is that the curriculum is similar to other English speaking countries. It makes the transition from your own educational system to London’s minimal. We have teaching positions for all every type of teacher. Math and Science are two subjects that foreign teachers are always highly after in the British school system. It can be difficult to find a full time teaching job in London after moving initially, but there are a few different routes you can take to improve your long term prospects. Substitute or supply teachers are always needed throughout the city and they really help teachers get settled into life in London. It can be competitive to find teaching jobs in London so fully qualified teachers with prior experience are always preferred. It can be best to start applying two to three months prior to the new term. Schools in London run from September through to late July with one and two week breaks spread out throughout the year, this makes it ideal for anyone looking to teach and travel through Europe. 

Life in London

London has absolutely everything you could possibly want in one city. It is a melting pot of cultures and all of these cultures have their own influence on the city. London has a wonderfully efficient transport system of buses, taxi’s and underground and over ground railway lines making it very easy to travel throughout the city. Some of the city’s historically interesting spots to start your tour are Buckingham Palace, the British Museum, and the Tower of London. London is hugely popular as a tourist destination, so you will come to find that these famous sites are often bustling with sightseers from all over the world. Though the popular attractions are well worth checking out while teaching in London, you will soon be delving into the deeper well of theatres, restaurants, museums, parks, and pubs that locals spend much of their leisure time enjoying. 

Salary & Costs

London is an amazing city but it can be expensive to live there. Living and teaching in London Do not let the costs of living put you off however, like every great city it is possible to live a fun and thrifty lifestyle in London, by being smart with your budget and taking advantage of all the free entertainments. Salaried teachers can typically expect to make between £25,000 and £35,000 a year teaching in London full time, so you will be making plenty to get by. 

Accommodation & Visas

Affordable housing in London is increasingly hard to come by, so you will want to get on the ball early searching for a place to live. It might be wisest to start by renting a single bedroom within a flat, then moving on to find your own place once you have felt out the neighbourhoods and saved up enough money to live independently. Naturally, you can expect rent to be less expensive the further you live away from the city’s centre. Coming from outside the European Union, you will also need to obtain a visa if you plan on teaching in London for more than six months. Visas should be applied for before entry if you are planning on becoming a paid worker in England. 

Benefits & Challenges

Teaching abroad in London is a great way to experience one of the world’s greatest and most influential cities while making a positive impact on young learners. Do not expect it to be easy, teaching is a difficult job and finding teaching jobs in London can be highly competitive. However, teaching jobs in London are still as broad and diverse as the city itself, so if you are fully committed to the prospect, then your chances of finding employment are high.
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