Despite being considered ‘the golden age for schools’ recent figures have revealed that 38,000 teachers were unemployed in the UK at the end of last year – more than double than this time 5 years ago.
The figures have been blamed on fewer jobs for qualified teachers, over-stretched school budgets and geographical variations in the teacher job market.
For a proportion of qualified PGCE teachers securing a job has been difficult. Many qualified PGCE teachers are now looking for paid TEFL jobs abroad.
Ian O’Sullivan, Recruitment Manager of LoveTEFL said: “We’re receiving lots of applications for our supported teaching programme in China from newly qualified PGCE teachers this year as a way to gain (more…)