Scotland’s schools need you – unless you’ve taught abroad

Despite the recruitment crisis, this biology and guidance teacher has found it challenging to get a job back home after working in an international school

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I moved to Prague three years ago to work in an international school as a biology teacher. I ended up as a principal teacher of guidance, straight out of my newly qualified teacher year, as well as teaching biology. So, for three years, I’ve been both teaching and gaining experience of middle-management.

I got engaged in December and I’m moving back to Scotland to live with my partner. I have now secured a job, so my apprehension about moving home has been slightly alleviated. However, I cannot believe that the process was as difficult as it was.

I applied for both biology and principal ...

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