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Resources

There are many things to think about when starting work in the UK, especially if you are moving here for the first time! The collection of resources below should help you get started teaching in the UK.

Books

Teaching-Related







Travel/Moving-Related




Websites

Teaching-Related

  • TES Connect – A social network that allows teachers to network, share resources and search for jobs.
  • Teachers TV – Engaging videos, practical resources and an active online community for teachers
  • BBC for Teachers – The BBC’s teacher page with related articles, videos, and resources
  • Teachernet – UK government teaching resources
  • Supply Bag – Another site with quick lesson plans and resources for primary supply teachers.
  • Teaching Ideas – Ideas, activities and worksheets aimed at primary teachers
  • Classroom Canada Blog – This blog from Classroom Canada’s Victoria Westcott has a plethora of information for teachers moving to the UK
  • Guide to Teaching in London – An ebook full of information for Canadian teachers moving to the UK

Travel/Moving-Related

Before You Leave

  • UK Border Agency – Apply for and learn about UK visas.
  • Kayak – Search multiple air lines for discount plane tickets.
  • Hostel World – Search through thousands of hostels and hostel reviews for temporary accommodation.
  • Moving to London – TNT Magazine’s guide on moving to London.

Once You Arrive

  • Living in London – Interactive post code map with descriptions of each area.
  • Gumtree – Find flats and flatshares offered by individuals and private agents.
  • Spare Room – Find a flatemate.
  • Transport for London – Get acquainted with your new best friend–London transit.
  • TNT Magazine – Australian-focused magazine for expats in London. Full of tips for settling in, finding a job, and finding out what’s happening in London.
  • Groupon – Grab daily deals on activities in London.
  • Skype – Stay in touch with friends and family back home.
  • Ryanair – Budget airline for flights within Europe. Many great deals can be had here.
  • Easyjet – Another budget site for flights and vacations.
  • Last Minute – Great for last-minute trips on the cheap.