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by PsyGuy
Thu May 20, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: International Qualification for Headship (NPQH)
Replies: 10
Views: 687

Response

The NPQH among the other NPQs is the credential for leadership in the UK. The NPQH is a credential its not a license. The providers must be authorized by the Dfe. Its equivalent to a Principal administration credential from the US. Though you do not need anything more than QTS to be qualified for an...
by PsyGuy
Thu May 20, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Search or Schrole for Japanese schools?
Replies: 17
Views: 1322

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The general rule is the broader your jobs search the more value a premium agency provides. I tend to agree with @Sid that your focus is so narrow and range restricted that using the IB database is going to be all you need if your fixed on IB ISs. You may also want to look at a site like GaijinPot wh...
by PsyGuy
Thu May 20, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Vaccine info in CV?
Replies: 19
Views: 1252

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Its going to matter in places where it matters. I tend to agree with @buffalofan except that #1 is going to be rendered moot by #2 and #3. IS policies arent going to matter so much as immigration regulations and quarantines. I cant see how it hurts, in the same way that being white doesnt hurt.
by PsyGuy
Thu May 20, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Resume Services and ATS
Replies: 7
Views: 697

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In IE ATS is almost a nothing. Schrole was and is returning back to being a application management system that incorporates ATS, so its a thing in IE, its just not as important for IE as it is in other fields (such as business and technology). ISs can already perform similar functions with premium a...
by PsyGuy
Thu May 20, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Advice on what to do next...
Replies: 24
Views: 2556

Discussion

I disagree with @SJ in part, that while its true currently, you only get one shot at induction and full QTS, you can stay an NQT in IE for a long career without detritus effect. @redandwhitead I hope you have another option pathway that youve considered. KS2 isnt a high demand area, youre not going ...
by PsyGuy
Wed May 19, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Admin that touch
Replies: 10
Views: 1174

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Theres a generation of old guys in IE leadership who just think this type of contact is acceptable and professional. Youre not going to change them and they arent going to change on their own. Those behaviors and the rationals for them are crystallized in their personality.
by PsyGuy
Wed May 19, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: School is changing our contracts in the spring
Replies: 17
Views: 2156

Discussion

I disagree with @Sid. It may be take the new contract or leave it, but it may be an opportunity for you to re-bargain and negotiate. There might be some discretion that leadership has in those new contracts. You could approach leadership and if your valuable enough get some of that back. Sometimes I...
by PsyGuy
Wed May 19, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Trends in international school counseling
Replies: 22
Views: 1231

Discussion

Counseling in IE is not a vital service. It's a student management and liaison position. So often counselors in IE trump themselves as the first line of deference in mental health (MH). They are not, for a variety of reasons from cultural and language barriers to economic affluence, to the nature of...
by PsyGuy
Sun May 02, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Situation in Thailand
Replies: 15
Views: 2897

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@canadhist Yes, dont tell them. Youre not looking at getting a reference from them. Just keep playing along with them and hope that either COVID directly keeps you from getting in, not your fault, nothing you can do about it, and your not withdrawing your contract acceptance or breaking contract. If...
by PsyGuy
Sat May 01, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Advice on what to do next...
Replies: 24
Views: 2556

Response

To begin with, youre probably at an IS, as many mid and lower third tier ISs are little more than bilingual Ss, if you were teaching a subject of anything except ESOL, youd have an easier time making that argument. Vietnam has some of the worst ISs in all of IE, but a lot of places, especially Asia ...
by PsyGuy
Sat May 01, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Trends in international school counseling
Replies: 22
Views: 1231

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ISs are having to compete harder from the available pool of counselors. Thats about the only real change, otherwise despite how some collaborators like to exaggerate their counselor role as some kind of first line of defense in the metal health of young people, its still mostly a student management ...
by PsyGuy
Sat May 01, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Avoid Swiss boarding schools
Replies: 58
Views: 6862

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@EyEyEy Those arent wrong, they are wrong for you. Swiss boarding ISs can be amazing great places to work and an IT can save a lot at them. You cant save what you dont earn. There are ISs that provide boarding for the IT as part of the contract saving a considerable amount of coin in expenses. Im go...
by PsyGuy
Sat May 01, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: School is changing our contracts in the spring
Replies: 17
Views: 2156

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It happens all the time, often its worse. IT gets there and hasnt even moved into housing yet and there given a new contract to sign and if they dont, you get nothing. Have also seen ISs that changed the contract and benefits but they effected some ITs far more than others, such as the recent adjust...
by PsyGuy
Sat May 01, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Situation in Thailand
Replies: 15
Views: 2897

Discussion

Its not there yet but if you must have a salary come fall, have a backup IS.
by PsyGuy
Sat May 01, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Covid Situation in Malaysia
Replies: 5
Views: 1379

Response

Its not there yet but if you must have a salary come fall, have a backup IS.