Jonny TEFL turns up at the right time and is able to start straight away. Interview goes well, the guy obviously knows what he's doing and knows how to talk to and deal with kids - only problem is that he doesn't have a piece of paper saying he's a certified teacher.
Would parents be satisfied with 'Jonny TEFL, PGCE (in progress)' - If they met him, and he was presented well, talked the talk, smiled and made their kid laugh - of course they would.
It's not an effective form of recruitment IMO, but parent power is pretty strong in international schools, and I'm sure it's happened more than once.
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