"Scots teachers wanted for United Arab Emirates"

Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on January 26, 2013 at 11:55 AM


By Andrew Denholm.

"THE United Arab Emirates has launched a drive to attract Scottish teachers to work in newly-established state technical schools. The UAE is seeking maths, science, engineering, information technology and English teachers as part of moves to diversify its economy."

"Teachers with a minimum of one year's experience are being recruited to start in August this year on salary packages starting at £3700 a month – equivalent to £60,000 a year here before deductions." 

"The recruitment drive comes at a difficult time for newly qualified staff in Scotland with jobs hard to come by. In recent years, hundreds of newly qualified staff have been unable to find jobs because councils have been cutting overall teacher numbers.

More recently, supply staff have had their pay cut, causing reported shortages across Scotland."

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Reply james cormack
10:26 PM on August 12, 2013 
A friend of mine has gone out to Abu Dhabi to work in the state system and is on his third year now. Many pupils are quite unruly and arrogant due to their wealth (they drive to school in Mercs and BMW's) and the education system is pretty laid back and certainly not as rigorous as in the UK. As a result there is a large turnover of teachers. However, there is the climate, which is nice outwith the summer.
And the money is around 40 grand, tax free, so it's still the best package in the world. Grin and bear it, I would say.