Well, you’ve nearly made it. The end of the year is probably only a few days or weeks away.
For many teachers next year represents a fresh start. Following the disruptions of COVID, many teachers are returning ‘home’ or moving on from their current locations. Many of you will be seeing family and friends for possibly the first time in years.
The result of all this movement is more recruitment churn in international schools this year than perhaps any previously. It’s a seller’s market. Schools are chasing teachers. In China especially, but elsewhere too, there simply aren’t enough qualified professionals to go around.
Which is where our first article picks up the story:
Discussing both the new PGCE iQTS and the more established PGCEi, Dr Denry Machin looks at what is involved in both qualifications, what the differences are, and how each is valued by the market.
Denry’s piece is joined by a traditional academic digest:
As regular readers will have come to expect from Dr Stephen Whitehead, it’s a powerful article - a must read for female and male leaders.
Rounding out this week’s edition, we have a ‘long read’ piece by Dr Mike Whalley:
As the title suggests, offering tips and practical advice, he shares his thoughts on how to maintain a long and thriving teaching career.
Happy reading. We’ll be back next week with a Postgraduates Tips ‘Extra’.