The acclimatisation conference

  • The acclimatisation conference will be held at the National STEM Centre in the beautiful, historic city of York.
  • Accommodation will be available from Saturday 18th August. The acclimatisation conference will begin with dinner on the evening of Sunday 19th August.
  • Between Monday 20th August and Thursday 23rd August, a range of workshops will cover the National Curriculum and exam specifications for each subject and accompanying pedagogy.
  • On Wednesday evening the international teachers based at schools in the North East will travel to Newcastle. Once in Newcastle we will host dinner for the teachers and their families.
  • For the international teachers who will be based in the North East, the final day of the acclimatisation event will be held in Newcastle.
  • During the final day of the acclimatisation event we will provide families with an itinerary of things to see and do in Newcastle and across the region.
  • Additional sessions will support teachers with safeguarding, behaviour management and the wider role of being a teacher in England.
  • In most schools, the term starts on Monday 3rd September.

What might you expect at interview?

  • The interview process is your opportunity to shine!
  • There are differences between the expectations of teachers in different countries, but most will be centred around the 2012 Teachers’ Standards (see below).
  • There may be scenario-type questions “What would you do if…”
  • Additionally, most teachers are expected to teach during the selection process and you may be asked to provide a video of one of your lessons.
  • There may be aspects of the role which will be new to you (being a form tutor, for example) which you can be assured employing schools will cover during the acclimatisation conference.
  • And don’t forget to mention if you are a baseball coach, student counsellor or a musician and how you can contribute to the wider ethos of the school.

If you want to talk further about the nature of school interviews, please contact to schedule a phone call.

Teachers’ Standards; GCSE Physics; GCSE Mathematics



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