British teachers find lifestyles more attractive in exotic locations
In the UK, teacher numbers have fallen, with official statistics showing a sharp decline of almost 20,000 teachers between 2010 and 2017. Targets set by the UK government have been missed for five successive years as a result of less students choosing teaching or the inability to keep teachers in the profession. UK schools are now hiring educated migrants on Tier 5 visas, instead of Tier 2 visa. The Tier 5 Youth mobility scheme which applies to migrants aged 18-30, who are allowed to work in the UK for 2 years is a cheaper option to bring educators into the UK, than the Tier 2. This is helping to fill some of the teaching shortage positions around the country, even if it is for a shorter period of time. These teachers are teaching in much need subject specialism areas such as Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. However, this is not a sustainable solution due to the short time span of the visa. Nor is it a solution to keeping UK teachers in their roles.
On average, around 15000 teachers leave UK schools each year to teach abroad, according to Council of British International Schools. In the UK, teaching has become a demanding profession, one which requires many hours of work leading to an uneven work life balance. Extra time is given to meetings after schools, extra curricular events, revision sessions and preparing resources for class, all excessive demands on the teacher. This has led to more time dedicated to school life but no extra pay is rewarded. Paperwork has also become overwhelming, and demands have left teachers stressed, with health concerns and unable to perform at their best. Teaching aboard has the answers to many problems. Excellent teaching conditions, adequate resources and facilities, work life balance, better weather and luxurious living conditions can be experienced in many cases, all of which are appealing to the tired stressed teachers of the UK.
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Please keep in mind that getting accepted with British schools takes a lot of work. All documentations should be in order. Every school has their own hiring criteria and requirements must be met before an offer can be issued. The blog merely discusses the legal requirements of getting a work visa for educators. Do get legal advice before thinking to apply at British independent schools.
Posted on | 9/24/2019 | Shan S.Haider