Letters extra: frustrations of finding a job

14th September 2001 at 01:00

Your articles on teacher shortages are interesting and should be an encouragement for overseas-trained teachers seeking work in the UK.

If "schools are forced to hire bad teachers", including "overseas recruits unfamiliar with the curriculum", they ought not to be so fussy when recruiting a teacher

  • whose overseas qualifications are equated by UK NARIC to a Bachelor (Ordinary) degree
  • who has 12 years' experience both overseas and in the UK
  • who is legally permitted to work in the UK
  • and who possesses complimentary letters of reference
    • but was only unable to teach for two years due to emergency surgery which she has completely recovered from.

      Reading so many articles on heads recruiting those not to their satisfaction, is giving this teacher a complex.

      Joya Barua
      St Margarets,
      Twickenham

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