Guidance

Employing overseas-trained teachers from outside the EEA

Departmental advice on the employment of overseas-trained teachers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

Detail

This departmental advice is for:

  • school staff
  • school leaders
  • governing bodies
  • local authorities

It relates to:

  • local authority-maintained 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.