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Basically, an international school is defined a one that provides a curriculum outside of what the host country offers. The language of instruction is generally English, although many international schools offer bilingual tracks also.

Many international schools  follow curricula linked to another country such as UK National  Curriculum, Australian, Canadian, or US Common Core. Lots of schools follow the International Baccalaureate programmes (PYP. MYP, DP, and CP)  which have become increasingly popular to the extent that British, American and Australian International schools amongst others, offer the IB Diploma in addition to their national programmes. Other programmes you may come across are Reggio, Waldorf, and IPYC and IMYC programmes.

From our office in Dubai, we are well placed to connect teachers and senior leaders to schools not only in the Middle East, but also in Europe,  Africa and Asia. With almost 20 years in international education, our contacts and expertise are unrivalled.

A degree in education (Bed) or first degree (BA/BSc)  plus teaching qualification (PGCE, DipEd, etc) are necessary.

Salary and benefits vary from country to country and region to region. In the Middle east for example a tax free salary, with furnished accommodation, annual flights to home country of record, medical insurance, and end of service gratuity are standard. In Asia, most of the above applies, with some variations form country to country. In Europe, generally accommodation is not included but some schools will pay an allowance and of course tax is mandatory.

Complete your details on our registration portal and upload your cv. We will then get in touch with you to finalize your registration and assist you through the application and interview procedure.

We will be on hand to guide you through the interview process once your registration is complete. Normally this will take place on skype or face to face at one of our recruitment fairs. Schools will generally interview on skype although school reps will interview face to face in UK/US/Australia.

Initial costs may involve attestation of your degrees, medical reports, police background checks and interview travel expenses. Air fairs will be included in your contract and most schools will pay a baggage allowance and/or relocation expenses up to a maximum sum. For more detailed financial considerations, see our blog article here.

Due to the dynamic nature of international schools, there are ample opportunities for promotion, along with professional development opportunities linked to your career goals.

Many schools have accreditation form bodies such as the IBO, COBIS, BSME, CIS and NEASC. As a result, international experience can be considered for pay scales upon return to your home country. However, it is not automatic and you need to double and triple check this with your Teaching Council or whatever affiliated body decides on this  before considering a move.

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