Tes is continuing its support of schools and teachers throughout the Middle East and we recently exhibited at the GESS show to talk to the industry.
Our stand focussed on the solutions that our products offer and how they can help schools. Our Pupil and Learning Management solutions were particularly popular among the schools we spoke to.
Director of Tes Institute, Ian Hunter, was among the Tes attendees at GESS, leading conversations with Education Ministers from across the region. He said:
"As the growth of international schools in the Middle East continues at a phenomenal rate, there is an increasing demand for Tes teacher training solutions. We were delighted to take part in GESS, to continue conversations with friends from across the region."
Director of Deira International School in Dubai Simon O'Connor says there is a real growth in demand to teach in the region. He said:
"Dubai seems to have had a marked rise in applications over the last year. There seem to be three factors in play. The first is the noticeable increase in staff wishing to move away from the UK and try teaching in the international sector. The second is international teachers who wish to move away from certain countries in the Far East, particularly in light of the COVID protocols in place there, but nonetheless want to extend their international teaching experience. Finally, teachers from UAE / Dubai seem more reluctant to return home and are seeking positions elsewhere within the local area.
"The combination of these three elements has resulted in healthy numbers of strong candidates to the region."