Highlights: UK announced Rs. 1 Million relocation grant for Teachers
The British government has announced a new pilot scheme to attract overseas teachers to work in the UK. The scheme, which will run for the academic year 2023-24, will offer a £10,000 relocation grant to eligible teachers.
To be eligible for the grant, teachers must:
- Be a non-UK citizen
- Be qualified to teach in their home country
- Have a teaching qualification that is equivalent to a UK QTS (qualified teacher status)
- Be able to speak English fluently
- Be able to commit to working in a school in England for at least one year
The grant will be paid in a single lump sum at the end of the first term of employment. It can be used to cover the costs of relocating to the UK, such as flights, visas, and accommodation.
The government hopes that the scheme will help to address the shortage of teachers in England. There are currently around 30,000 teaching vacancies in the country, and the government estimates that this number could rise to 50,000 by 2030.
The scheme is open to teachers of all subjects, but priority will be given to teachers of languages and physics. These are two subjects where there is a particular shortage of teachers in England.
To apply for the grant, teachers should contact the school or initial teacher training provider where they wish to work. The school or provider will then be able to submit an application on their behalf.
The government has said that it will review the scheme after the first year to assess its effectiveness. If the scheme is successful, it could be extended to other academic years.