Scotland is a great place to live and work. Here, you can develop your teaching career while also enjoying the famous hospitality, exploring the rugged countryside, and experiencing the thriving towns and cities.

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Teaching in Scotland

If you are qualified to teach in the UK, the EU, or elsewhere, you might be interested in teaching in Scotland. However, you must submit an application to the General Teaching Council of Scotland (GTCS) for approval.

Each application is individually assessed, and it may take several weeks to process your application. As part of your application, you will need to provide the following documents:

  • Copies of your teaching degree and related documentations (translated into English, if necessary)
  • Official documentation confirming which age range and subjects you are qualified to teach
  • Overseas criminal record checks (if applicable)
  • References (in English) from previous schools or colleges where you were employed as a teacher

The Benefits

There are many benefits to teaching in Scotland.

  • Salary: Newly qualified teachers in their probation year currently start on a salary of £22,416. Once fully registered, salaries rise by annual increments over the first five years from £26,895 to £35,763.
  • Advancement: With opportunities for promotion, head teachers in Scotland’s largest schools can earn up to £86,319.
  • Pension: Teachers in Scotland qualify for competitive pension benefits based on career average earnings. Further benefits include ‘death in service’ cover.

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Want to experience a true local community in the heart of one of the most culturally diverse and internationally recognised countries in the world? Choose to teach in Scotland.

Search for a teaching job in Scotland today.