Posts by Camilla Cook

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Women are far from a minority in international school settings. In fact, according to a report published by the Council of International Schools, at 61% a firm majority of teachers are women. It’s surprising then (or at least it should be surprising) to see how hard things skew back towards men when looking at positions… Read more »

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Following on from our recent blog post about how to get an international teaching certificate, Teacher Horizons had a conversation with Colin Bell from the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) about the new iQTS (International Qualified Teacher Status) which enters its pilot stage next academic year. COBIS has had a close relationship with the… Read more »

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The path from trailing spouse to trainee teacher is a well-trodden one. And that’s hardly surprising. Spouses are well acquainted with all the perks – material, mental, or otherwise – that come with the territory of international school teaching. By earning an international teaching certificate yourself you become one half of a teaching couple –… Read more »

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This year, more teachers found international positions online than through the more traditional recruitment fairs which have dominated in the past. In this article Camilla Cook, an experienced international teacher, assesses the pros and cons of ‘fairs’ and asks whether recruitment fairs are still worth attending in this ‘online era’. So, the question you may… Read more »

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International teacher Camilla decided to try teaching in Chiang Mai, Thailand… “And so we are now preparing to move to the Kingdom of Smiles. I’m back in the UK for the time being, and each drizzly day makes me congratulate myself on my decision. Teacher Horizons has opened a door to the world for me,… Read more »

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