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An introduction for overseas trained supply teachers

A significant number of overseas trained teachers arrive in the UK every year. They come to develop their teaching skills and careers in a new environment. They also get the opportunity for adventure and to explore the major cities of the UK and Europe.

The vast majority of these overseas trained teachers choose to be employed by an umbrella company, like Orange Genie Education  for the teaching work they are undertaking. 

The two main reasons for this are:

  • These teachers may be sourcing work via more than one supply teaching agency.  Having one umbrella company to employ and pay them for all their work is less hassle, and more tax efficient as they are using their personal tax allowance more effectively (see section on OTT guide to UK taxation)
  • The opportunity to claim for the costs of relocating to the UK.

Whatever your reason for coming in to the UK to work, Orange Genie Education has the knowledge and experience to ensure your employment runs smoothly as we employ over 1,000 overseas trained teachers at any one time.

Our partnership with UKForex will mean you can transfer money from your overseas bank account to your new UK bank account at preferential rates (see section on Currency Exchange)  Furthermore, we will give you access to our online training platform where you can undertake our safeguarding and child protection course for free.

Use this section to find useful information to assist you if you are a supply teacher coming to the UK from abroad.

You will find relevant information on the following:

If you are a supply teacher or supply teaching agency and want to find out a little bit more, call Orange Genie Education on: +44 (0)1296 468 483 or email

Why Orange Genie Education?

We employ and pay thousands of supply teachers and education support staff every year. Our employment portfolio stretches over 10 years in the umbrella industry making Orange Genie Education one of the most trusted umbrella brands. With this in mind, there’s no wonder we have long lasting relationships with hundreds of recruitment agencies all over the UK. Upon joining Orange Genie Education you become an employee of ours benefiting from:

Single employer for all assignments

  • One payment for all different agency assignments completed in a week
  • Simplified and efficient taxation from single tax code
  • Guaranteed pay for the work completed
  • Continuous employment rights
  • Maternity and Paternity pay
  • Sick pay
  • Access to a workplace pension
  • Statutory rights
  • Improved personal credit references and rating
  • Extraordinary employee benefits including 24/7 access to a GP, councelling, support, fitness resouces, and discounts & offers worth hundreds of pounds in day to day savings

Reassurance our supply teachers are employed by an FCSA member that protects and supports contractors. Our aspiration is to improve the lives and wellbeing of supply teachers and education support staff.

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