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UK School Curriculum

When you are travelling to another country to teach, we understand that you want to prepare in every way you can!

This is why we suggest a Departure Checklist and also help you with a UK Induction upon your arrival.

If you really want to prepare, you can check out the UK Curriculum government website. This explores what is covered in the curriculum, how the school year is laid out and much more.

In the UK, we use Key Stages when communicating about childrens' academic levels. Primary covers Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 1, Secondary covers Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4, and college (sixth form) covers higher Key Stages. Nursery Level (younger than primary) is called Reception, Early Years or Foundation Stage. These groupings may differ for private or independant schools.

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JUNE 2017 | Taking a long term approach to teaching
Alyce is an Aussie Primary teacher who took part in our September 2016 round of 'Interviews with a UK Principal.' Rather than start her role...
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MAY 2017 | Been to London, Bought the T-Shirt, Back in Sydney
Brad is an Aussie teacher who has just returned to Sydney after spending nearly 2 years living and teaching with Protocol in London! Fair to say he’s...
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A Teacher's Journey to London
Stephanie is a teacher originally from Canada, and in this latest blog she wants to give some advice (and hopefully inspiration) to other teachers from...
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Advice for Prospective UK Teachers
Mitch is one of our Australian consultants helping recruit teachers for the UK. Recently he was contacted by Camilla, a teacher who he had worked...
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5 Things UK Teaching Agencies Won't Tell You
When you’re doing your research to make your move to the UK to teach, it can be incredibly confusing.  So many agencies, so little (apparent)...
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