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The benefits of recruiting overseas

There are many reasons to recruit overseas teachers, the most pressing of which is to meet shortages. With the ongoing national shortage of experienced teachers, particularly in key subject areas, schools, academies and local authorities are beginning to see the advantages of attracting skilled teaching and support staff from overseas.

However, we shouldn’t overlook the other benefits that can come from international teaching staff. Children benefit from the highly skilled overseas teachers, while the teachers themselves benefit from gaining experience and overcoming the challenges of working within the UK’s national curriculum.

Some other benefits of hiring overseas teachers include:

  • The new teachers are highly motivated as they have relocated for the teaching job
  • Students benefit from greater awareness of cultural diversity and the new perspectives that the teachers bring to the classroom
  • As a teaching employer, you get greater choice, which ensures you find the right person for your school’s needs

Hays can help you to recruit overseas teachers

Hays’ dedicated overseas division works with schools, academies, trusts and local authorities to attract suitable qualified education professionals using our network of offices in 28 countries, including key countries such as Australia and Canada.

Our overseas recruitment drives are highly effective, whether you’re looking to bring in newly qualified teachers or senior appointments, or just to build up a pool of teachers to use throughout the academic year.

If you’re looking for key subject specialists or if you just want to discuss the benefits of adding more cultural diversity to your teaching staff contact your local education recruitment expert.