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Special Needs Education Teaching Professionals

Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – Special Needs Education Teaching Professionals – UK Visa Applications

 

There are global shortages in special needs educations teaching professionals – making recruitment for UK schools and further education colleges a competitive marketplace, which frequently involves international recruitment of suitably qualified and experienced candidates.

 

Overseas candidates who offer fluent English language skills as well as other languages are be highly prized not only in the UK’s multicultural education sector, but also globally – for example, the US currently has shortages in special needs education teaching professionals in 49 out of 52 states.

 

Meeting recruitment targets means UK educational establishments must ensure the visa application goes smoothly and all criteria are met.

 

Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors can advise schools and further education colleges on the overseas recruitment of special needs education teaching professionals – who are eligible to work in the UK under the regulations covering occupations skilled to NQF Level 6.

 

Duncan Lewis business immigration lawyers frequently advise on Tier 2 applications – as well as advising on recruiting recent overseas graduates who have qualified in the UK as special needs education teaching professionals.

 

Any Tier 2 applicants can be sponsored for jobs in certain occupations – and the government has drawn up a list of eligible occupations for special needs education teaching 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 special needs education teaching professionals.

 

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

 

  • Deputy head teacher (special school)
  • Learning support teacher
  • Special needs coordinator
  • Special needs teacher.

 

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

 

  • creates a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment for students
  • assesses students’ abilities, identifies students’ needs and devises curriculum and rota of teaching duties accordingly
  • gives instruction, using techniques appropriate to the student’s disability
  • develops and adapts conventional teaching methods to meet the individual student’s needs;
  • encourages the student to develop self-help skills to circumvent the limitations imposed by their disability
  • prepares, assigns and corrects exercises to record and evaluate students progress
  • supervises students in classroom and maintains discipline
  • liaises with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists
  • updates and maintains student records to monitor development and progress
  • discusses student’s progress with parents and other teaching professionals.

 

The current minimum salary range for a special needs 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 – Special Needs Education Teaching Professionals

 

Applying for a Tier 2 visa for a special needs education teacher 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 special needs education teacher 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 individuals and companies on 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 special needs education teaching professionals from non-EEA countries 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 special needs 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 Special Needs Education Teaching Professionals, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.

 


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