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Coming to the UK from overseas
Important advice from seasoned experts
As an overseas trained teacher, what do I need to be able to teach in the UK?
The UK is currently suffering from a worsening teacher shortage, particularly in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, English, Engineering, Maths) so if you are an overseas professional, there's plenty of opportunity here for you. Working in the UK is amazing, but make sure your teaching qualifications count, that you have the security checks required and that you are able to obtain an appropriate visa before you book anything. Here's how...
You must have police checks from the countries you have previously taught in. It is vital that you obtain these before travelling to the UK.
You will need to have Qualified Teacher Status and your qualifications must have a recognised UK equivalent, this is obtained through NARIC.
Visa or work permit
You will need a work permit or visa. The Border and Immigration Agency can provide further information on obtaining a work permit.
DBS security check
You will need a valid DBS check; these are normally carried out by the school or college as part of your onboarding process.
Supply work - I am an Overseas Trained Teacher, can I undertake supply work?
Yes, in fact, this is a recommended way for OTTs to gain experience of the UK education system and British schools prior to gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). To join us for supply teaching, register in the eTeach Supply Teaching section.