Return to teaching

Return to teaching

If you’re considering returning to teaching, the transition may be much 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 who come back to the profession each year. Find out about getting back into a career where you can make a real difference every day.

If you’re ready to come back, we’re here to help – particularly if you’re thinking of going back to teaching maths or physics. To find out more:

  • complete our registration form so we can keep you informed of any initiatives that may help you on your return
  • visit our resources page for returning teachers, providing support on everything from the new Teachers’ Standards to behaviour management
  • contact our team on 0800 085 0971 to talk through how you might access support to help you return

On average, a full-time qualified secondary classroom teacher earns £36,026 a year, with excellent opportunities for progression. In fact, 41% of teachers are in leadership roles. Find out more about pay and conditions.

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Support for maths and physics teachers

If you’re considering returning to teach maths or physics, you can benefit from a bespoke package of support. This includes personalised one-to-one advice, opportunities to observe classroom practice, and access to resources so you can update your subject and curriculum knowledge. Find out more about support for returning maths and physics teachers.

When you register your interest in returning to teach one of these subjects, we’ll get in touch to discuss how we can help.

Teacher subject specialism training

We’re working with lead schools across the country to design and deliver a range of free subject specialism training in secondary maths and physics. The training will help serving and returning teachers to improve their subject knowledge and skills in the teaching of secondary maths and physics – find out more.

Thousands of former teachers return to the profession every year

Charlotte reflects on the feeling she gets when year 7 students see her lab for the first time. Transcript (PDF, 75KB)

I was worried I wouldn’t remember all the techniques for managing classroom behaviour, however it all came back to me once teaching.

Emily Lusty, recently returned teacher

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