Induction Day – When you arrive in the UK

    • When you arrive in England at the beginning of a new school term you might be a little excited,  a little nervous or even anxious about what is ahead. When you are placed in a teaching job with Point To Point you are automatically invited to our termly Induction Day.

      About Induction Day

      Induction Days are held every term at the Australian Centre on the Strand, London. This full-day event is your chance to meet and greet with other educational professionals from overseas and is the opportunity to make some new friends.

    • Guest Speakers

      Point To Point work with exceptional education leaders from around the UK. Academy Trust CEOs, Executive Principals and School Leaders volunteer their time to cover in-depth topics and all you need to know about teaching in England. Client Schools and Trusts that partner and successfully recruit teachers from overseas are always willing to assist in making the relocation and transition as smooth as possible for you.

      Speaking topics include:

    • Behaviour management in the classroom
    • In this session, you will learn about practical approaches to behaviour management, how to identify different forms of misbehaviour and reasons for poor behaviour in classrooms. You will also have the opportunity to share strategies that you have previously learnt with your peers.

    • UK Education System
    • You will be provided with an in-depth outline on how the education system operates in the United Kingdom and a brief contrast between that and education system of your country of origin.

    • UK Curriculum, Planning, Assessment and Marking Expectations
    • You will learn key points on the curriculum, student assessment and marking expectations that are implemented across the UK.

    • Further Relocation Support
    • The biggest challenge of pursuing a sea change is just that, the move itself. In this session you will be given the opportunity to seek help in relocation, whether it be accommodation or places to visit, we’re here to help!

    • Induction Day Programme

      A typical induction event timetable looks like this:

      10.00 AM
      Arrival, coffee & croissants

       10.15 AM
      Welcome to working in the UK with Point To Point

      11.00 AM
      Raising standards in schools and academies: Lessons from a successful academy trust

      12.00 PM
      Buffet Lunch

      12.30 PM
      How to manage pressure and still be a great teacher!
      Marking English assessment and comparison with marking

      1.30 PM
      Behaviour management in an English secondary school

      2.30 PM

      3.00 PM
      Practical matters: settling in and lines of communication

      3.30 PM
      Making the most of your holidays

      3.45 PM
      Plenary & Closing remarks

      4.00 PM

    • Why is it important to attend an Induction Day?

      Whether you are new to teaching or not, moving to England and starting a new job and life is a massive feat and if it was easy everyone would do it. At Point To Point, we recognise that all teachers from all walks of life need to feel supported and nurtured. You are important to us and we offer this day to provide you with another layer of knowledge and support that will help you succeed in your new teaching position and life in England.

      Networking with likeminded people, knowing what to expect and how to organise yourself in a way that will make this adventure professionally and personally rewarding.

      Having a strong and positive mindset and being surrounded by positive and inspiring people will benefit you in so many ways!