The Department for Education (DfE) is trialling a new acclimatisation service for overseas teachers recruited by state-funded schools to teach maths, physics or modern foreign languages and starting in September 2021.

The service will provide participating teachers with the knowledge and skills they need to flourish in English classrooms. This includes pre-arrival support, a two-day virtual acclimatisation training event, support throughout their first term, and a further training and networking event with other international teachers once they have started in school.

Schools are asked to appoint an in-school mentor to support the international teacher and the mentor can also access the virtual training to support international teachers.

Schools interested in signing up for this service should email [email protected]. Please note that this is a trial service, so places will be limited.