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. Upon mutual agreement, further contracts will be of unlimited duration. All part-time and full-time staff are placed on an initial six months probationary period.

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Transportation and Baggage Reimbursement

New teachers moving to Hannover from outside a radius of 100km may claim economy 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.


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. This is a taxable benefit. The school assists new teachers in finding accommodation.

Tuition for dependent Children

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.

Questions about ISHR and Hannover

We’ve put together this Onboarding Website that can hopefully answer any questions you might have about moving to Hannover and working at ISHR. This document contains more detailed information about compensation, benefits, moving to Germany, and more.

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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). As an IB school, we offer new teachers to be trained in the International Baccalaureate Programme specific to their area, and experienced IB teachers benefit from level 3 training. Experienced teachers are encouraged to be trained accreditation visitors and to be workshop leaders. The annual Association of German International Schools (AGIS) conference is run by teachers, for teachers with many of our faculty presenting and attending.

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