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#STEM International Teacher Recruitment Programme: Recruit a qualified maths or physics teacher from abroad

Recruit maths and physics teachers from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA through the STEM International Teacher Recruitment Programme.

What schools can get

State funded secondary schools and academies in England can get help from the STEM International Teacher Recruitment Programme to recruit maths and physics teachers from:

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Canada
  • USA

All teachers recruited through the programme will:

  • have qualified teacher status (QTS)
  • have been screened to meet safeguarding and quality requirements to teach in England
  • receive an acclimatisation package to help with settling into life and teaching in England, including a residential acclimatisation event paid for by the DfE
  • receive continuous professional development (CPD), covering topics such as behaviour management, safeguarding, England’s examination and accountability system and more


To register your interest, select a recruitment agency. Each agency offers varying services, so we recommend you look at all 4:

The recruitment process

After you register with one of our recruitment agencies, they will:

  • contact you within 2 working days to give further information on the programme
  • provide a consultation to understand your recruitment needs
  • give you access to candidates that match your requirements
  • help you arrange interviews with your shortlisted candidates via Skype or similar software
  • help you manage the contract signing process
  • provide support and advice with visa processes
  • link you with an acclimatisation provider


DfE will fund:

  • recruitment costs, including a DfE appointed recruitment agency
  • acclimatisation package and an ongoing CPD programme during the teacher’s first year, delivered by a DfE appointed acclimatisation provider

Schools will need to fund:

  • the teacher’s salary
  • supply cover costs to support CPD days (at least 1 day per term) and mentor training
  • visa or sponsorship costs
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

Schools must appoint an in-school mentor to support their overseas teacher.

Programme evaluation

Schools involved may be asked to participate in our evaluation to support ongoing development of the programme.


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Privacy Policy

Information on how we collect and use your personal data as part of our international recruitment programmes.


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