Yes it will. Just ignore Harry. He is into all the formalities but I can tell him that it doesn't work that way here.
An English degree is good enough for almost anywhere here and don't let him tell you otherwise.
Perhaps you can post some links to sites which confirm your belief that "an English degree is good enough almost anywhere"?
Here's a list of some of the schools which are PASE members and so must insist
on at least 90% (sorry for posting 95%, according the people I know at PASE that is next year's minimum of teachers having some kind of teaching qualification: ACT Advanced Corporate Training Warszawa, Akademos Centrum Oświatowe Warszawa, Angloschool Warszawa, Archibald Centrum Języka Angielskiego Warszawa, Bell Bydgoszcz Bydgoszcz, Bell Gdańsk Gdańsk, Bell Gdynia, Gdynia Bell Kraków Kraków, Bell Sopot Sopot, Bell Szczecin Szczecin, Bell Warszawa Warszawa, Black Horse Wieluń, British School Otwock, British School (Bemowo)Warszawa, Brytania School of English Dębica, Brytania School of English Tarnów, City College Radom, Denis' School Warszawa, English Perfect Olsztyn, Equals English & Business Services Warszawa, Germanica Szkoła Języków Wrocław, Global Village Szkoła Języka Angielskiego Kielce, Homeschool Białystok, House of English Ropczyce, InterCollege Kielecka Szkoła Języków Obcych Kielce, International House Integra w Katowicach Katowice, International House Integra w Opolu Opole, L'Atelier de Français Warszawa, Lang LTC Warszawa, Metropolitan College Warszawa, Multischool Warszawa, Nova Centrum Ostrzeszów, Nova Centrum Syców, Nova Centrum Kępno, Oxford Centre £ódz, Polanglo Szkoła Języków Obcych Warszawa, Poliglota Szkoła Języków Obcych Warszawa, Program Bell Konin, Program Bell Poznań, Pygmalion Warszawa, Sokrates Towarzystwo Edukacyjne Warszawa, VOILA Centrum Języka Francuskiego Warszawa, Warsaw Study Centre Warszawa, Worldwide School Warszawa, York School of English Bochnia, York School of English Brzesko, York School of English Kraków.
Information about the criteria is here: pase.pl/content/view/56/53/ "· Czy minimum 90% zajęć w szkole w przypadku języka głównego i 70% godzin lekcyjnych łącznie w przypadku pozostałych języków jest prowadzonych przez wykwalifikowanych nauczycieli?"
"nauczyciele obcojęzyczni: dyplom wyższej uczelni oraz ukończony kurs metodyczny z zakresu nauczanego języka - min. 80 godzin kursu, w tym min. 6 godzin obserwowanych praktyk nauczycielskich."
Here is a link to the EAQUALS charter: clients.squareeye.com/uploads/eaquals/E_charter_A4okPREVIEW.pdf. Pay particularly close attention to the part which says "Staff members have appropriate training, qualifications and experience according to national norms for the work in question. Teaching staff should have received initial training as language teachers comprising no less than 100 hours of course time and including supervised teaching practice."
Can you also please link to information about work permit exemption and the criteria which the Ministry of Education use when assessing schools. If they do permit teachers to have no teaching qualification, I'd very much like to know about that because my friend's school is currently being inspected and she's been told by the inspectors that all teachers must have a teaching qualification to go with their degree (unless the degree is in teaching or is a BEd, BAQTS etc). Given that the OP is probably not from an EU nation, working for a Min Ed approved school is very much in his interests.
Although I know some employers apparently sort accommodation etc... out for you prior to leaving the UK.
Never sign a contract which gives accommodation as part of the deal. The first reason is because everybody wants different things from a flat: what somebody else thinks is ideal for you might well be your definition of hell. The second is that if things go wrong, you can find yourself looking for a new job and a new flat all on the same day. The third is that you may well not get the market price: almost everybody I know who has been in company accommodation was paying more to the school for the flat than the school was paying to the owner. Always keep accommodation and employment very seperate.