Whether you're an NQT or an Overseas Teacher, London is a city that can bring huge benefits to your teaching career. We also happen to think that it's a great place to live and work (not that we're biased or anything!). Check out our 4 key reasons why we think you should teach in London.
What Are the Benefits When You Teach in London?
The capital of England has a world of opportunities to offer and teaching is definitely one of them. With a wide range of benefits including more job opportunities, highly-respected establishments and a vibrant community of people, London is one of the most desired locations in the country.
Our Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Teach in London
1. London is Home to the Countryâ€™s Best Schools
According to recent research by Savills Estate Agents, London comes out as one of the top places where the most number of pupils go to top-performing state schools. Furthermore, many of these schools and colleges accept recently qualified teachers from all over the world. Being able to put that you worked in a top-performing London school on your CV will definitely give your teaching career the boost that it needs.
2. Itâ€™s the Greatest City in the World
And we didnâ€™t just make that up! Recently, London was voted the greatest city in the world in PWCâ€™s â€œCities of Opportunityâ€ index. And we can see why. With its wealth of culture, cosmopolitan vibes and commutability, London offers a quality of life that is unparalleled to any other. But as you might expect, living in such a great city does come at a cost. However, youâ€™ll be relieved to know that London teacher salaries are also the highest in the country, meaning that youâ€™ll still be able to enjoy all it has to offer when you teach in London.
3. It Will Expand Your Horizonsâ€¦
Given its size and global reputation, it should come as no surprise that London is home to a huge network of teachers, from NQTs to experienced teachers from home and abroad. Working in the countryâ€™s capital amongst such a high calibre of professionals gives you an amazing opportunity to build your professional network, gain quality career advice, and ultimately, grow your teaching career.
4. You Will Never be Bored
The well-known 18th-century author Samuel Johnson once said: â€œWhen a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." But while itâ€™s almost impossible to get tired of London, itâ€™s also worth mentioning that London provides a gateway to lots of hidden gems throughout the rest of the U.K. So, if youâ€™re a teacher who loves to travel and discover new cultures, London is the place to be!
What do our teachers say?
"Moving to London from Australia was a move that I thought would be difficult, however, with the help of Horizon Teachers I was able to make a seamless transition into the English education system. I was in constant contact with the staff at Horizon, who made sure to keep me updated with everything that was going on and give me helpful tips. The team are great and I never had to worry about work, as I was always being offered different opportunities with great pay rates. I worked with a number of outstanding schools, and with the support of Horizon, was able to land myself a permanent position for the rest of the year. It has been a great experience working with Horizon Teachers, and I could not recommend them highly enough!" - Dominic, Primary Teacher (Primary Supply)
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