What you need to know about overseas teaching contracts

TES | January 26, 2019

As more teachers consider time working abroad, here’s how teaching contracts work in international schools and some insights into what to look for before signing on the dotted line.Most international schools offer an initial contract of two years, which can be renewed either annually or every two years. But be aware that there is not the same job security overseas as there is the UK, although in some countries ex-pats do accrue more employment rights after a period of time (often five years). It is usual for there to be a number of penalties if the teacher breaks contract by not completing the agreed period, such as a penalty of a month’s salary and the right to any end of service benefits.“Overseas contracts” are contracts where the teacher gets a salary and also receives a benefits package (flights, medical, housing etc – see below); whereas teachers on a “local contract” will only get the salary. Local contracts are a way in which schools can save money by employing the spouse of someone who is working in the country who has a full overseas package. Teachers should make sure that they are clear about the nature of the terms of the job offer before they sign a contract.

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