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Overseas trained teachers

Surrey welcomes overseas trained teachers and recognises the important contribution they make.

OTTs seeking a post should apply directly to Surrey schools advertising vacancies on this website. Teachers from the EEA may have their qualifications recognised by the General Teaching Council England - visit their website .

Teachers from non-EEA countries should start by checking the equivalence of their degree and teacher training qualification with NARIC - National Academic Recognition Information Centre, .

A very good up-to-date source of information for OTTs can be found on the TDA website in England. This also provides guidance on gaining QTS, together with lists of useful publications and sources of information on immigration, criminal record checks and other issues. Training providers who work in the Surrey area include West London Partnership, eQualitas and the Institute of Education.

For specific individual advice, OTTs and schools should also contact the Babcock 4S Workforce Development team at .

Surrey County Council, on behalf of Surrey maintained schools, is a licensed sponsor for Tier 2 (general) skilled worker immigration status.  For more information about immigration and working in the UK, visit the UK Border Agency website on .