Realise Yourself.

We welcome applications from overseas teachers. Teaching in the UK is highly regarded and a great way to enhance your experience. Whether you’re a teaching graduate or an experienced teacher seeking an exciting new career in the UK, we’d love to hear from you.

What's Next?

To undertake supply work in the UK, you’ll need to be a qualified teacher with a visa/ work permit allowing you to work in the UK. Read our FAQs for more info on what you’ll need to start work in UK supply teaching. If you’d like to find out more about the UK education system, read our guideIf you are an overseas teacher interested in joining Realise Education, please request a call back to get in touch. 

UK Education Guide.

This is our brief guide to UK education.

How is The UK School Calendar Organised?

The school year is separated in to three terms. Each term has a holiday in the middle and end. A small number of schools may differ.

Term 1: Starts September
Term 2: Starts January
Term 3: Starts April
Summer Holiday: Mid July- September

How is the UK Primary And
Secondary School System Organised?

How is the UK Primary And Secondary School System Organised?

Primary School
Reception (ages 4-5)
Year 1 (ages 5-6)
Year 2 (ages 6-7)
Year 3 (ages 7-8)
Year 4 (ages 8-9)
Year 5 (ages 9-10)
Year 6 (ages 10-11)

Secondary School
Year 7 (ages 11-12)
Year 8 (ages 12-13)
Year 9 (ages 13-14)
Year 10 (ages 14-15)
Year 11 (ages 15-16)

Key Stages Explained.

Key stage 1 – Years 1 and 2
Key stage 2 – Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
Key stage 3 – Years 7,8 and 9
Key stage 4 – Years 10 and 11