I posted a thread on here recently that had some outstanding advice for me, so thank you VERY much to everyone that contributed to the debate. My new question: I'm teaching abroad, yet I return each year to stay with my parents, they are getting older and so I like to spend 6-8 weeks with them. While I am back in the UK I usually offer my services for some supply work, one school in particular uses me. I've notice that part of my payment is to the Teachers Pension Scheme - I found this very interesting. Thus, the big question is: When I return back abroad can I STILL make my own contributions to the Teachers Pension? I would like to do this if at all possible. Thank you so much for any positive responses received.