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Global Webinar - Migration And Special Need - A Personal Story

  • Apr 3, 2013 · 7:30 PM
  • Online Meeting

Migration is a global activity. People migrate because of persecution and sometimes hardship. Others migrate because countries seek skilled labour that they do not have at home. Managing migration is difficult and almost all governments get it wrong.

This webinar is the story of one of our members Ann Little who comes from the USA and is an experienced Special Educational Needs (SEN) teacher and leader/manager. Ann received her Qualified teacher status (QTS) in late May 2012, six months prior to her post study work visa's expiration date. Understandably, no one wanted to hire her for the beginning of the school year in August because her visa would expire half way through the school year. She quickly found out that most schools did not have the ability or the resources to sponsor a visa, which was required by the new immigration regulations beginning April 2012.

There continues to be a shortage of people with such experience and skills in the UK at the moment.

Ann received an MA in Education Leadership & Management from Roehampton University, London in 2010 and has recently been awarded her UK QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) from the UK Teaching Agency. Ann has been involved in initial school start-up, project managment, strategic planning, program development, international education, special educational needs, recruitment, grant management, training and generating income

Ann had to return to the US because her post study work visa expired despite the desperate need for teachers of her kind. Ann believes that there seems to be a disconnect between the current UK immigration laws and the ability to work in the UK, even when one’s occupation is on a severe shortage list.

Why do Governments of all kinds get it so wrong? They panic over migration and policy is decided on less than rational grounds. The result is that we suffer because we do not get the skilled people we need?

What can be do to ensure that people like Ann can secure a job in the UK and fulfill an important need?

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  • Elena

    She was very eloquent and explained well her situation. I had not realised this was happening and have found it especially surprising in the case of US citizens. It was a personal case, but very illustrative of a paradox between the country's needs and its policy on the matter (or the way that policy is applied or not applied at all because of the confusion over it).

    April 3, 2013

  • cida

    We're all human beings. We are all immigrants. Immigrants to the world from our mother's womb. Then Some like wind from one place to another place.
    'No one wants to leave their land'. Some immigrant’s land was occupied by force and looted by the looters.
    A man who has no land has no hope ! Therefore he travels with the wind. Now you call him immigrants .

    April 3, 2013

  • Francis S.

    You log onto this webinar simply by clicking on this link

    You then sign in as a Guest and add your name and it will take you directly to the platform. You can look at this link at any time but on the night please try and log on about 5 minutes early. The Webinar will be in Interview form and you will be able to add comments and ask questions by text.

    April 2, 2013

  • Andria

    Will do my best, Babysitter needed

    March 28, 2013

  • Gesmay P.

    Migration is a very sensitive topic that need to be addressed with great care and great diplomacy.. One wonder if the good intention is there.
    It's a topic that I have lots of interest and can talk/ debate for hours.

    March 22, 2013

  • Jazz R.


    March 12, 2013

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