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What is the General Teaching Council for England? As an Overseas trained teacher do I need to sign up with them?

As an overseas trained teacher you are able to teach in the UK for a four-year period. If you intend to continue teaching in the UK beyond this period you need to obtain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) during this time.
As of the 1st of September 2009, all overseas trained teachers and instructors must be provisionally registered with the General Teaching Council (England) so that the four-year allowance can be monitored.
Prior to your departure, your local Protocol Education consultant will arrange an induction in the UK. Your General Teaching Council application form will be completed at induction. This is a very straightforward process with a nominal fee attached and additional information will be provided during the UK induction. Alternatively, have a look at the General Teaching Council website: and feel free to ask your local consultant if you have any further questions.

Do I need an Australian Federal Police Check to teach in the UK?
You need to have an original copy of an Australian Federal Police Check (AFP) that has been processed within 12 months of your arrival into the UK. UK schools may well ask to see this at the start of each teaching assignment.

I’m travelling by myself, are you able to put me in touch with other travelling teachers?
In the last year we have held successful Travel Evenings, a Pub Quiz, a Boat Party, Ice Skating and most recently the Ghost Bus Tour! Most events are FREE for teachers and are a great way of meeting fellow Protocol Teachers.
Teacher Services at Protocol have now launched a Theatre Club for our teachers and support staff. This is going to be a regular social based around going as a group to the theatre. Protocol will be able to offer the Theatre Club members big discounts on tickets, as well as a bit of a social!!
You will also find that each individual Protocol Branch will hold their own teacher drinks nights and other events on a regular basis too.

I have a British Passport do I need to apply for a visa?
No, the British Passport automatically gives you the right to work in the UK

How much does it cost to register with Protocol Education?
Registering with Protocol Education is a totally free service.

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