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Alisha has made the decision to come and teach in the UK. In her latest blog, she gives us an update on her planning and her thoughts about where to live. 

It has been a wee while since my last blog entry but I have been very busy with three weeks of control on my last ever University teaching placement! In this time I have however managed to finish my C.V, catch up with Claire and think about my options while over in the UK.

Last week I went to talk to a friend of my Mum’s who had lived in Sheffield (an area we are thinking of going). And she told me lots about the area, how close to the countryside it was and how beautiful and the history behind the old industrial town. It was really great to meet and talk with somebody who had lived over there. She did also suggest purchasing a car to tour the countryside but I am not sure how comfortable I feel driving in a busy place like England! She is also able to give us some emergency contacts, which is great!

Today I talked to Claire, who had just been over in England and it was great to touch base with her again and hear what she knew about the job market and how it was going over there and just to remind me what the next steps were. I am so thankful she is always so positive, helpful and friendly. It confirms that I have chosen the right company to go with! I have heard from a few teachers who taught in London/UK in their younger years who went with Protocol Education and did not have a bad word to say about the company – which was great reassurance also!

After talking with Claire today I have managed to finish my C.V and send it through to her to get checked and look into the Oxford area for a potential place to make our home base. I really love the look of the area and love the old English town vibe and also the convenience to Heathrow and London.

As I am drawing to the end of my time at my placement school for this year and my University degree I am starting to get really excited to be a teacher and have my own class. The next step for me is two weeks of University classes, an exam and then working extra shifts until I leave. In regards to my journey to teach in England I need to renew my Dutch passport (good excuse for a wee trip to beautiful Wellington City), get my police checks done and hopefully start applying for some jobs. All very exciting things that lie ahead!

3 months and 13 days until we begin our adventure!

Alisha is a teacher from New Zealand who will be making the move to the UK later this year. We welcome her to our blogging team. 

Tags: Alisha, New-Zealand, teacher, move, overseas, Uxbridge

Category: Australian Teachers

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