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Return to teaching
If you’re considering returning to teaching, or you’re qualified to teach but never taught in a state school, the transition may be easier than you expect. Whether you left to bring up a family or explore a different career, there’s lots of support available to help you become one of the thousands of teachers each year who come back to a profession where you can make a real difference every day. Register with us to find out what support may be available to you.
Return to Teaching pilot programme
If you’re ready to come back, we’re here to help – particularly if you’re thinking of going back to teaching an English Baccalaureate subject (English, maths, biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, history, geography, or a language) in a secondary school. For these subjects you can access the new, free Return to Teaching programme in secondary schools across England.
The support could include:
- free refresher training in subject knowledge
- updates on classroom practice and behaviour management
- access to classroom experience and mentoring
If you’re looking to return you should contact a participating school on this pilot programme, who are also looking to employ returners.
Thousands of former teachers return to the profession every year
To find out more about returning to teach, you can:
- complete our registration form so we can keep you informed with useful information
- attend our Train to Teach roadshows; there will be a dedicated return to teaching area where you’ll have the chance to speak directly to schools and expert advisers about the support available
- participate in our online events, where an expert panel will answer your questions about returning to teaching and the Return to Teaching programme
- visit our resources page for returning teachers, offering information on everything from the new Teachers’ Standards to behaviour management
Once you’ve registered, if you have any questions on returning to teach, please contact our dedicated team on 0800 085 0971 for help and advice.
On average, a teacher earns £37,400 a year
- 12 February 2016 AT 09:30
Applicants for initial teacher training (ITT) courses starting in 2016/17 and beyond are required to have passed the QTS skills tests in both numeracy and literacy before the start of their course.Nottingham
- 12 February 2016 AT 12:30
Northumbria University is holding a drop-in session for anyone interested in finding out about the routes into teaching and general teacher training.Newcastle upon Tyne
- 12 February 2016 AT 13:00
Applicants for initial teacher training (ITT) courses starting in 2016/17 and beyond are required to have passed the professional skills tests in both numeracy and literacy before the start of their course.Nottingham
- 12 February 2016 AT 13:00
We would like to welcome innovative and creative graduates, who are interested in a career in primary or early years teaching, to join us for our forthcoming Open Event.Skelmersdale