Overseas Trained Teachers
Teachers trained overseas have the right to teach
for up to four years without Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), but within
that time must gain QTS. You are free to apply for any vacancy that you
feel qualified for, and should discuss gaining QTS at interview. Please
note that schools are reluctant to appoint candidates that they cannot
interview face to face, and London Borough of Newham does not recruit directly from overseas.
Please see the following files for further useful information:
Overseas Trained Teachers (pdf format).
Useful Contacts for Overseas Trained Teachers (pdf format).
Teachers Trained in the European Economic Area (EEA)
Teachers qualified in the EEA with qualifications
equivalent to UK teaching qualifications can apply for QTS without further training.
See www.gtce.org.uk/registration/qts for a registration form.
Please also see the following file for further useful information:
Teachers from the EEA(pdf format).
Teaching in England: www.teachernet.gov.uk
National Academic Recognition Information Centre: www.naric.org.uk
Overseas Trained Teacher Programme for gaining QTS:
Borders and Immigration Authority (The Home Office): www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk
Empowering Learning (free familiarisation courses for overseas trained teachers): www.empowering-learning.co.uk
Empower Teachers (as above, but also funded to work with Refugee teachers): www.empowerteachers.co.uk
London Borough of Newham advises schools to work only with Supply agencies with the DCSF Quality Mark. Also check that the agency operate in London before registering.
Here is Newham list of preferred agencies : Preferred Supply Agencies
The Local Authority can only apply for sponsorship for staff employed in its school as teachers. THe Local Authority can only apply for staff other than teachers in schools in exceptional circumstances.
For more information on working in the UK please see www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk