Compensation and Benefits


ISHR has a salary scale of 30 steps for qualified teachers. Initial entry step and placement is determined by counting previous years of full-time teaching. Teachers advance one step on the salary scale after each full year of employment.

The terms and conditions of employment are based on a collective agreement between the works council and the Director and Business Director.



Initial contracts are normally for a period of two years. Further contracts will be of unlimited duration. All part-time and full-time staff are placed on an initial six months probationary period.

A full-time contract does not exceed 20 periods of 60 minutes a week in the Secondary School or 1,225 teaching minutes in Early Years and Primary.



New teachers moving to Hannover from outside a radius of 100km may claim travel expenses for themselves and their immediate dependents. 

Baggage allowances are paid as follows: Teachers – maximum Euro 1400, Partner/Spouse –  Euro 700,  accompanying dependent children – Euro 500.

Teachers who renew an initial two-year contract receive a return economy flight for themselves and their dependents under the age of 18 to their home of record.



Upon arrival in Hannover, those teachers hired from outside a radius of 100km who have not already secured housing are provided with a furnished apartment paid by the school for one month. New teachers are also given the option of remaining in the above-mentioned furnished apartment. The school assists new teachers in finding accommodation.



On arrival in Hannover, new teachers are allocated a tax-free settling in allowance of 657 Euros.



Children of full-time staff members may attend ISHR tuition free.  Part-time staff receive school fee reduction according to their percentage of working hours. The school is required by law to deduct income tax on this benefit.



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Professional Development

ISHR staff benefit from a healthy professional development budget that builds reflective teaching practice and values leadership training. Staff are involved in offsite, onsite, and online workshops and conferences. These include the Principals’ Training Center, Project Zero and the Council of International Schools (CIS) workshops. From workshops in middle leadership, technology integration, inquiry, creativity in the classroom to makerspaces and interdisciplinary learning, there are plenty of energizing opportunities to grow your professional practice. Several of our teachers have pursued the prestigious International Teacher Certificate (ITC), and as an IB school, new teachers are trained in the International Baccalaureate Programme specific to their area, and experienced IB teachers benefit from level 3 training. Teachers are encouraged to be trained accreditation visitors and to be workshop leaders. The annual Association of German International Schools (AGIS) conference takes place in Hannover each year and is run by teachers, for teachers with many of our faculty presenting and attending.