In order to teach in state maintained schools or most academies in England you need to have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which is the professional qualification for teachers. QTS is awarded by the Teaching Agency. European Economic Area (EEA) nationals who are recognised as qualified school teachers in another EEA member state may apply for QTS in England under the terms of Council Directive 2005/36/EC without the need to undertake further teacher training in England. You need to make an application for QTS to the Teaching Agency. You can do this by downloading the application form from this page and following the completion instructions.
If the Teaching Agency are unable to award you QTS, you will need to undertake a course of initial teacher training in England leading to the QTS award. There are a range of training options available which you can find out more about from this website.
Free Schools, including Studio Schools, University Teaching Colleges and Technical Academies, have additional freedoms and can appoint staff with alternative qualifications. For more information about Free School policy and projects, please see the Free Schools section of this website.
Application for qualified teacher status (QTS) from EEA national teachers recognised as qualified in an EEA state.
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