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Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professionals

Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professionals – UK Visa Applications

 

A growing population in the UK has added pressure to the need to recruit qualified and experienced primary and nursery education teaching professionals.

 

The curriculum is also developing to take into account STEM subjects and skills such as coding, which children will learn in primary school.

 

As a result of global competition for highly skilled primary and nursery education teaching professionals, making sure the visa application process goes smoothly has never been more important for schools trying to fulfil their recruitment targets.

 

Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors can advise primary schools in the public and private sector on the international recruitment of primary and nursery education teaching professionals with good English language skills – who are eligible to work in the UK under the regulations covering occupations skilled to NQF Level 6.

 

Duncan Lewis business immigration lawyers can advise schools wishing to recruit primary and nursery education teachers from overseas on Tier 2 applications – as well as advising on recruiting recent overseas graduates who have qualified as primary and nursery education teachers in the UK.

 

Any Tier 2 applicants can be sponsored for jobs in certain occupations – and the government has drawn up a list of eligible occupations for primary and nursery education professionals wishing to apply for a Tier 2 visa to take up a position in the UK.

 

UK Visas & Immigration regulations set out in the Codes of Practice for Skilled Workers such as primary and nursery education professionals.

 

Under the regulations, the sort of roles within a nursery or primary school that would be eligible for a Tier 2 visa application include:
 

  • Deputy head teacher (primary school)
  • Infant teacher
  • Nursery school teacher
  • Primary school teacher.

 

UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the types of duties a primary and nursery education teaching professional might undertake to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:

 

  • prepares and delivers courses and lessons in accordance with curriculum requirements and teaches a range of subjects
  • prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and examinations to record and evaluate students’ progress
  • prepares students for external examinations and administers and invigilates these examinations
  • maintains records of students’ progress and development
  • supervises students and maintains classroom discipline
  • teaches simple songs and rhymes, reads stories and organises various activities to promote language, social and physical development
  • undertakes pastoral duties
  • supervises teaching assistants and trainees
  • discusses progress with student, parents and/or other education professionals
  • assists with or plans and develops curriculum and rota of teaching duties.

 

The current minimum salary range for a primary and nursery education teaching professional applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be:     

       

  • Unqualified teachers undertaking Overseas Trained Teachers Programme and equivalent: £20,500, or £20,000 for applicants who entered Tier 2 under the Rules in place before 6 April 2011 and are not subject to the experienced worker rate
  • Qualified teachers and equivalent: £21,438
  • Post-threshold teachers and equivalent: £34,523
  • Leadership group, assistant head teacher, principal teacher and equivalent: £37,284.

 

Source: Teachers' national pay scales.

 

Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – UK Visa Applications & Appeals – Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professionals

 

Applying for a Tier 2 visa for a primary and nursery education teaching professional joining your school requires expert legal advice on the preparation of the visa application to ensure no delays occur.

 

Companies should be aware that any delays in the Tier 2 visa application process might potentially jeopardise the timely take up of a primary and nursery education teaching appointment.

 

Duncan Lewis immigration experts are one of the UK’s leading specialist immigration and business immigration solicitors, with a highly successful track record in advising companies on UK business immigration and the UK visa application process.

 

Duncan Lewis immigration lawyers have offices nationwide and in most major cities – and our national and London immigration lawyers regularly advise companies wishing to recruit qualified primary and nursery education teaching professionals from overseas on:

 

  • Tier 2 Licence
  • Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsor (CoS)
  • Tier 2 Visa Applications
  • Tier 2 Intra Company Transfers
  • Standard UK Visa for Business Visits.

 

Duncan Lewis business immigration experts are also able to advise on visa appeals for primary and nursery education teachers wishing to take up appointments in the UK.

 

As immigration specialists, Duncan Lewis is ranked by Legal 500 2015 for its business immigration services.

 

For further information on UK visa applications for Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professionals, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.

 


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