WonderLust is proud to be endorsed by the DfE (Department for Education) in England to resource and supply overseas trained teachers. To become a registered provider, WonderLust has taken part in a lengthy tender process and our entire company has been scrutinised to the highest level. With our in-depth understanding of the recruitment process and candidate care and retention, our proven track record has led us to this amazing opportunity. This will open doors for many teachers who would like to relocate and teach in England with the utmost level of support provided throughout the entire process, along with the backing of the DfE.
Why is this good for teachers?
In a market flooded with recruitment agencies, it’s hard to know who to work with. WonderLust has provided a benefit not many other agencies can offer, the full approval of the England Department for Education. Be reassured that the interview process and schools involved in the DfE International Teacher Framework are knowledgeable and have full intentions of making the placement process a success for you and their school.
Does the DfE endorsement change the application process?
As a teacher, you will still register with WonderLust and go through the usual interviewing and screening process, including the introductions with WonderLust partner schools for interviews. The point of difference in this process now is teachers will relocate with others going through the DfE programme. Teachers are also given a 90-day induction, they participate in continuing professional development (CPD) programmes and also are invited to join the DfE acclimatisation programme. This will really help with the settling in phase and adjustments to life in England and adapt to the new school’s environment, curriculum and expectations. You will be ahead of all the other teachers teaching abroad and will have the full endorsement of the Education Department!
How does the DfE programme work?
Once entering the DfEs programme, teachers will be given detailed information about the partner schools available, Ofsted ratings and locations serviced in a 90-day induction process. Thereafter teachers will be eligible for the Tier 2 Visa under this DfE approved programme.
Schools in the partnership have the entire recruitment fee funded by the DfE. By joining the framework you will have funding to secure teachers without the worry of the expensive recruitment fees. Overseas teachers will be open-minded about locations and have the necessary qualifications to succeed in their new posts.
Why is this good for schools?
Aside from the entire teacher recruitment fee being funded by the DfE, there are a number of additional benefits to our endorsement from the DfE.
- Schools can further broaden their search for the highest calibre teaching applicants.
- Schools will have access to interview teachers outside of their normal recruitment method, adding value to the continuity of teaching and learning.
- Schools will know that WonderLust compliance processes have been approved by the DfE.
How does the initial recruitment process work?
The initial focus for the DfE recruitment process is to attract Physics and Maths teachers. Whether you teach one of these subjects or not, you will be able to find out your eligibility by completing the online Instant Assessment form.
Many teachers believe they have missed the opportunity to live and work in the UK due to their age. These roles now offer Tier 2 Sponsorship, meaning that if you are over the age of 31 or have previously used your 2-year youth mobility visa, you would be able to secure a sponsored visa. Also in the near future, further additional subject and teaching areas may be phased in so we will be able to accept early expressions of interest through an application/assessment/CV/subm
Which locations are we recruiting from?
- New Zealand
Important Additional Information
To apply teachers will need to be UK QTS approved for these roles, in other words, you must be a fully registered teacher in their home country. The application for QTS can be found here:
Official Department for Education (DfE) supplier for the provision of International Teacher Recruitment and Associated Services.