The rise of sustainability education in international schools

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It’s not too late to start applying for international teaching jobs!

In the UK, the end of October marks the point in the year where the dark nights start to creep in, and with it, the cold weather that serves as a conversational backdrop to the next few months. For teaching professionals and school administrators, it marks the beginning of the end for that long...

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How to Apply for Teaching Jobs

There are many benefits to teaching abroad. Whether it is through a new cultural lens or by sharing their own personal stories, teaching abroad provides educators with opportunities to broaden their horizons in ways they never thought possible. Plus, there are tons of amazing destinations to...

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Supporting New Staff

How to support the new staff while abroad Accepting a new job in a new country brings with it some degree of uncertainty for a teacher. Whilst this can add to the experience and anticipation, it can also increase anxiety levels in the strongest of candidates. The period of time in-between a...

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Fine Tuning Recruitment

  Recruitment plays a major part for any international school and probably takes up a more than is warranted proportion of a Head’s time. With average turnover higher than that of UK schools, international schools need to adopt an intelligent approach to their recruitment strategy. Here...

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What does it take?

  People who move from the UK to teach in an international school will be leaving certain challenges behind, but also picking up some new ones. There is perhaps less of a challenge in terms of the students you will be dealing with directly – class sizes tend to be smaller, and you can...

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British School Gran Canaria

Compass is delighted to be supporting The British School of Gran Canaria with their recruitment for a fourth consecutive year. Operating across two sites, the larger school educates students from EYFS through to A-Levels and is located in the north of the island, near to the capital Las Palmas and in the south of the island, BSGC has a satellite feeder primary school.

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CV Writing

Your CV is your first opportunity to introduce yourself to international schools, who will have received many other CVs from all corners of the world. Therefore by following the steps below you can ensure that you are portrayed in the light that truly reflects your experience, qualifications and future desires.

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Skype Interviews

For the majority of teachers applying to international schools, they may well be faced with the prospect of being interviewed by Skype. Given the differing of locations and time zones between teachers and international schools, combined with tight recruitment time-frames, this is often the only feasible solution for hiring schools. For those applying to an international

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Age is No Barrier

  We would like to introduce you to John, a ‘retired’ teacher registered with us here at Compass. John has had an adventurous career, teaching Physics at schools in the UK, Tanzania, Peru and India before finally returning to the UK. John had registered with us back in 2014 and it...

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