Departmental advice on the employment overseas-trained teachers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
This departmental advice is for:
- school staff
- school leaders
- local authorities
It relates to:
- maintained schools
- academies and free schools
- pupil referral units
- non-maintained special schools
This advice explains the rules about the employment of overseas-trained teachers (OTTs) in schools in England.
Overseas-trained teachers are people who have qualified as teachers in a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, having successfully completed a course of initial teacher training, which is recognised by the relevant authorities in their home countries.