FAQ for international schools

  1. Which schools can register with Teacherhorizons?
  2. Why should I register my school?
  3. How can I register my school?
  4. How can I personalise my school’s page?
  5. Why do I need to include salary information on my school’s page?
  6. How much does it cost?
  7. What happens if a teacher breaks contract?
  8. Can I advertise my jobs on the Teacherhorizons website?
  9. How can Teacherhorizons guarantee the quality of candidates?
  10. How can I contact Teacherhorizons?

Which schools can register with Teacherhorizons?

Any international school can join. We define ‘international schools’ as schools that meet some of the following criteria:

  • Teach an internationally recognised curriculum (e.g. British, American, International Baccalaureate)
  • Subscribe to the values of an international education
  • A large proportion of their lessons are taught in a non-native language
  • Have a significant number of overseas teachers or are interested in at least recruiting them
  • Have a significant number of foreign students

We aim to visit the schools we work with to get to know the leadership team and find out what kind of teachers they are looking for. If this is not possible, we always have a skype meeting with the school to find out about them and ensure they are suitable places for our teachers to work.

Why should I register my school?

  • Screened teachers – 40,000 qualified teachers visit our website every month looking for vacancies at top international schools, and this figure is growing quickly. We have over 100,000 registered teachers who have been screened by our team of experienced educators.
  • Top international schools – Over 1,300 schools in 177 countries have already signed up and created a free profile page. This enables them to promote their school, post vacancies and soon you will be able to search our candidate’s database. Sign up here!
  • Personalised recruitment – Hundreds of schools also use Teacherhorizons as a recruitment agency. There is no up-front cost to this – we promote your vacancies via our networks and social media channels, send targeted emails, screen and interview candidates on your behalf. We send the strongest candidates to you (tailored to your preferences) and you only pay if you hire one you are happy with.

How can I register my school?

Fill in our quick form to request your free profile page or email info@teacherhorizons.com with your school name, country, city and website. Once we verify your school is genuinely an international school, we will create a profile and email you with your username and password. This does not commit you to any membership or service charges.

How can I personalise my school’s page?

Having a completed profile will significantly increase your chances of attracting suitable teachers. Once we have sent you your login details and your have added the school’s key details, you can add photos of your school and a description that will encourage teachers to work there. You also have the option to add a video. You can give your school a star-rating on a number of criteria such as accreditation, facilities, and ability to save. See the example of a completed profile page below.

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Why do I need to include salary information on my school’s page?

We encourage you to include salary and benefits information because we believe in providing transparent information to candidates. You can display your salary as a range to allow some room for negotiation. Your salary information is not publicly accessible – only ‘endorsed’ teachers can view it. In our experience, it helps attracts serious and suitable candidate who will be more likely to accept a position.

How much does it cost?

We have an annual membership fee of £200 but we are happy to waive this for new schools this year if your school profile page is completed to over 80%. There are no up-front costs for our recruitment services – you only pay if you hire a candidate. We are committed to being good value and significantly cutting the cost of schools’ recruitment whilst simultaneously striving to provide a valuable service for both schools and teachers. Please consult our services for international schools for more details of our services and fees.

What happens if a teacher breaks contract? What will Teacherhorizons do?

Registered teachers agree to the Teacherhorizons Terms & Conditions, which stipulates that the teacher is responsible for paying part of the replacement costs. We will find you a suitable alternative or offer a refund. Consult our Terms & Conditions for schools for details regarding refunds and replacements.

Can I advertise my jobs on the Teacherhorizons website?

Yes, we have just launched our new advertising service. A registered school with an 80% completed profile may advertise an unlimited number of posts on their school’s profile page. To find out more about this service, including our fees, email us.

How can Teacherhorizons guarantee the quality of candidates?

We screen candidates thoroughly throughout the process.

  • First, we identify whether they are qualified teachers that match our schools’ high requirements.
  • Our team of experts then review their CVs and profile.
  • If candidates pass this stage, they are interviewed by skype to check their experience and teaching background.
  • We then review their confidential references – one reference must be from their current school head or deputy head.

Only if a candidate passes these steps will they become an ‘endorsed’ teacher who’s put forward to schools. Your client manager will always double-check a potential candidate before sending you their profile and CV. So when we recommend a candidate, we are confident that they are suitable and match your requirements.

How can I contact Teacherhorizons?

Request your school’s free profile page here or email us for more information.