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Protocol Testimonial: Gabi (New Zealand)

19/07/17

Here’s some great feedback from one of our New Zealand Primary teachers who is currently living in Bristol.

What made you decide to teach in England?

Living abroad is something that has been on my list for a very long time, and England is a good place to be based due to the 2 year working visa available to Kiwis, the demand for primary teachers here and all the opportunities for travel.

Why did you choose Protocol Education as your agency?

I chose Protocol because of all the support I received from the very beginning by Claire and the team in England. I was able to go on a GWA in my location of choice and I have been getting mostly 5 days a week since the Summer Term started (have only missed out on 1 day). Also, Protocol offer PAYE which was important to me, as I wanted to avoid having to use an Umbrella Company.

How did you find the process of registering in New Zealand?

Very easy; Claire was incredibly helpful and made the process straightforward and seamless. No troubles at all.

What are the biggest differences you have found between teaching in England and teaching in New Zealand?

It's hard for me to compare, as being a NQT I haven't had a teaching job in NZ yet. But one difference I have observed is that there seems to be a really big focus on assessment, statistics and data (of academic performance) in the UK - more so than in NZ.

Tell us 3 things you enjoy most about living in England?

How easy it is to travel Europe; seeing how beautiful the UK is; experiencing everyday life in a different country.


Any travel tips or advice for teachers planning on making the move?

Do your research; figure out where you want to live and whether you want to do day-to-day or long term work. Be over-prepared and don't leave anything to the last minute! Join as many UK teaching Facebook groups as you can and get involved in your local community over here. Also, just relax and look forward to it - there are so many amazing things to check out and do!

Would you recommend Protocol Education to your friends and family?


Definitely.


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