June 2018 – Recruitment for STEM International teachers

The DfE have announced a new initiative to recruit maths and physics teachers from Australia, Canada and the USA. Some Nottingham schools have experience of recruiting teachers from these countries and this initiative might help further. Our local network contact will be Hallam TSA


All secondary state-funded schools in England can access the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) international teacher recruitment programme to recruit mathematics or physics teachers.

The Department for Education (DfE) will fund the:
• recruitment costs
• acclimatisation package

The recruiting school are responsible for paying the teacher’s salary.

All teachers recruited through our programme will have:
• a minimum of 2 years teaching experience
• qualified teacher status (QTS)
• been rigorously screened to ensure they meet safeguarding requirements

The school-led networks, all of which are teaching schools, work with a DfE appointed recruitment provider to source suitable candidates. The networks are working with mathematics and physics subject specific associations to design and provide a full acclimatisation and continuing professional development (CPD) package for placed teachers.