FAQs

UK Visa and Immigration – https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration
Citizens of NZ, Australia and Canada, can apply for a Youth Mobility Visa (Tier 5 Application). You need to be under the age of 31 and be able to demonstrate you can support yourself on arrival by proving a minimum of funds. Full details can be found on the website.
The application fee is approximately £225.00. You can apply by using the online system via the link above.
Some teachers may be eligible to apply for a British Passport or an Ancestry Visa. You can apply here.

Coming up to 3 months before your departure, you will need to apply for your National Police Check and provide us with a certified copy, the links are below.
New Zealand Teachers apply here: The Ministry of Justice
Australian Teachers apply here: Australian Federal Police

The UK System is divided into Key Stages:
KS1: Years 1 to 2 (5-7 years old) Year 2 children have SATS in Literacy, Numeracy and Science
KS2: Years 3 to 6 (7- 11 year old) Year 6 children have SATS in Literacy, Numeracy and Science
KS3: Years 7 to 9 (11-14 years old)
KS4: Years 10 to 11 (14 -16 years old) Exams are called GCSE’s
KS5: Years 12 to 13 (16 -18 years old) Exams are typically A Levels, AS Levels, NVQ’s or HND’s
Information on the curriculum, areas of study, objectives and assessment can be found at: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning

When you first arrive we suggest you book a youth hostel, hotel or B&B depending on your budget. Once you have adjusted and recovered from your jet lag you can set up appointments to view share houses, apartments and flats.
It is best to look for a place near tube, train or bus links and not more than 30mins from your school. This is the fun part and just the beginning, take your time and shop around. Give yourself enough time to make a decision you are happy with. Look at flats you could share with a friend or two (we always connect you to other teachers!) and split the costs, or look for a room in an established share house with all inclusive rent (internet, power, heating and water rates).
Aim to pay between £80 -£120 per week depending on the arrangement you go for.
Gumtree ; Easy Roommate ; spareroom.com ; house pals ; Letsroomate – Click these links for a few ideas!
You can check out distances on Google Maps and also Transport for London Journey Planner http://www.tfl.gov.uk/ Buy your OYSTER CARD on arrival to save travel costs!

You will need to apply for a National Insurance Number as soon as you arrive. You will need to supply this to the school for tax purposes.
When you arrive in the UK, you will need to call Job Centre Plus on the phone number below:

Telephone: 0345 600 0643
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm

Jobcentre Plus may write to you and ask you to come to an interview where you’ll be asked about your circumstances and why you need a National Insurance number.
The letter will also tell you which documents to bring to prove your identity, eg:
passport/identity card
residence permit
birth/adoption certificate
marriage/civil partnership certificate
driving licence

Point to Point offers a completely free service for teachers.

Point to Point is made up of teachers, for teachers. We’re on your team. We have all taught in the UK before so your Recruitment Consultant can give you first hand support and advice every step of the way. Your consultant is with you from day one right through to visiting you in your classroom once you’re in the UK! 80% of schools Point to Point work with are rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. We value teachers and pay some of the highest rates available.

Point to Point have teachers working all over England. Your Consultant will connect you to other teachers before your departure as well as when you arrive. We have regular social nights, networking events and P.D in London, which all of our teachers are invited to.

Point to Point have free events once a month, throughout NZ and Australia. Email us today to get an invite! Events include:
The Teachers Wardrobe
The Teachers Workout
The Teachers Lunchbox
The Know How to Teaching and Living in the UK
British Curriculum Training Night
Win that Job! – CV Tips and Interview Techniques

Absolutely. We love keeping in touch with our teachers. We are here to help at any point in your teaching adventure! We will be in your classroom visiting you at school in your first term. We will also see you at our regular social nights and networking events in London!