Quantum Scholars are entirely dedicated to recruiting and supporting top international teaching talent coming to England

The DfE International Teacher recruitment programme (ITRP)
Quantum Scholars first worked with the Department for Education in 2017 on a pilot program to recruit international maths and physics teachers. The success of the pilot laid the foundations for what is now a successful national framework funded by the Department for Education.

Quantum Scholars are the most successful member of the program in terms of numbers of teachers recruited and retained by schools after their first year of employment.

The ITRP allows English state secondary schools to recruit international Maths, Science, Computer Science and MFL teachers free of any recruitment charge. The DfE will cover our recruitment fee for these specific subjects provided the candidate is recruited from one of the following countries: USA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, JAMAICA or SOUTH AFRICA


Other Secondary Subjects
We also recruit international teachers for other secondary subjects with a particular focus on English, Humanities and Technology. For these subjects, we are also able to offer schools the opportunity to recruit teachers on a contractual basis employed through ourselves.

International Teachers with QTS
Teachers from Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand are often granted QTS before they even arrive in England and during the initial registration and interviewing phase of our recruitment process we encourage teachers to apply for their QTS.

For teachers coming in from countries such as Jamaica, South Africa and Hong Kong these candidates will be unable to gain QTS in advance of arriving in England and will arrive as Overseas Trained Teachers (OTT). An OTT will then have four years from the first day they teach in England to gain their QTS.



Our teacher recruitment extends across the globe as we strive to find the very best teaching talent for our schools across England. We invest great time, resources and energy in finding qualified primary and secondary trained teachers from all over the world.

We operate a thorough interviewing technique with each of our candidates to ensure those being presented to schools are of the expected high standard. Our aim is to ensure candidates match the following criteria:

  • Fully committed to teaching in England
  • Dynamic, hardworking and independent
  • Fully aware and able to cope with the challenges that come with teaching in England
  • Communication skills are strong
  • Enthusiasm and energy in the way they teach


The service we received from Quantum Scholars was fantastic and a very honest description and a highly suitable candidate. This recruitment process was much stronger, faster, more efficient and reliable to other services we have used. We will definitely be using Quantum Scholars again.

Alexandra C, Assistant Headteacher

Quantum Scholars are an organisation you can trust who provide a high quality service. The DfE funding grant which pays for the recruitment fee of the teacher is definitely a ‘pull factor’ but the service and organisation has been impressive too. Quantum Scholars have been very efficient and we are very impressed.

Roger J, Headteacher

The quality of candidates we have been presented with has been outstanding. Quantum Scholars know us and our school well and select candidates that they genuinely think will be a good match for us. They are always able to really help ‘sell our school’ and this has allowed us to recruit well. Quantum Scholars have quickly become a very important part of our recruitment strategy.’

Helen E, Deputy Headteacher

The service we have had from Quantum Scholars has been first class from start to end. The initial information was concise and accurate and provided a clear understanding of the background of the candidates. At all times Quantum Scholars listened to our needs and I believe understand the ethos of the school and therefore the type of teacher who is a best fit with us. The candidates we have taken on in school have been of the highest quality and…

John F, Headteacher


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