International teacher recruitment.

The National Forest Teaching School Alliance is a Regional Network for the Department of Education’s International Teacher Recruitment (ITR) Programme. We are looking to recruit highly talented overseas teachers in Maths and Physics for schools in the West Midlands (North Birmingham, Cheshire, Dudley, Sandwell, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Walsall and Wolverhampton).

We are working with the Point to Point Education Recruitment Agency (appointed by the DfE) who are experienced in recruiting overseas teachers to the UK. The DfE will fully fund both the recruitment and acclimatisation services. The hiring school will have the final say on whether to recruit the candidate, pay the teacher’s salary, and if applicable, pay for a Tier 2 Visa which is no more than £1,200. Not all recruited teachers will require a Tier 2 Visa.


We are specifically recruiting for fully registered teachers in their home country from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and USA. If you are a school that is interested in finding out more about this programme or you are an overseas teacher interested in teaching in England please get in touch.

Programme Objectives


Continued support throughout the year to ensure schools are able to fill vacancies, providing a matching service to ensure the right candidate to fit the schools requirements.


To support international teachers during the initial phase and then provide insight and guidance on the curriculum and generic support such as applying for national insurance numbers and registering with a GP. To provide teachers with a residential acclimatisation event prior to commencing employment that includes information relating to the English curriculum, pedagogy and behaviour management.


To support teachers to remain in post once they start working in England.

Ongoing Support

To ensure the provision of quality teaching and further enhancement of teacher’s skills, CPD support will be available throughout the first year of teaching.

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