Promoting Quality in Teacher Education

International Relocation Payment

6 March 2023

As mentioned last week the international relocation payment (IRP), which will be piloted in the 23/24 academic year, will offer a single payment of £10,000 to non-UK citizens, coming to England to teach or train to teach languages and physics in the state sector. This is designed to be a contribution to some of the relocation costs they incur such as visa fees, the immigration health surcharge, moving etc. The payment will be made around the end of a teacher’s or trainee’s first term and will not need to be repaid.

For trainees on fee-funded courses we will be using the existing bursary mechanism to make the payment through training providers. Teachers and salaried trainees will need to apply for the payment after they have started their job or course but they will be able to express an interest in the payment once we launch details later today. We will keep in touch with these individuals and publish more details of how they can apply later in the year.

The links to the updated guidance are below: