Now Teach

The Now Teach programme is designed to help people who have already had a successful career to become great teachers in London and Hastings. Providing tailored wraparound support for career changers, the programme helps senior professionals re-deploy their skills in the classroom. 

Now Teach was set up in 2016 to encourage people who have already had one successful career to retain as teachers. These people will start a movement of senior professionals re-deploying their skills in the classroom and teaching the children who need it most. Now Teach exists to find these people and provide them with the support they need to become formidable teachers.  

Depending on the school you are in, most Now Teachers work four days a week. The course is school-based and is delivered in partnership with leading Initial Teacher Training (ITT) providers over two years, during which you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and complete you Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) induction year.

The bulk of the technical teacher training you will do will be the same as it is for any other trainee. Where Now Teach differs is the wraparound support offered to you throughout the two years. Throughout the programme you will have access to:

  • Monthly Now Teach peer support sessions
  • Advice about making the most of your past experience to benefit your school community
  • Continuous support regarding your training and employment
  • Contribution to research and advocacy


Now Teach are working in the south east, Norfolk and Birmingham and are mainly looking for teachers of maths, computer science, languages (French and Spanish), geography and all sciences. You must have a GCSE in both maths and English at grade C/4 or above (or equivilant) and an undergraduate honours degree. You should also have an A level or related degree/career to the subject you wish to teach. 

Now Teach recommend that you gain some school experience before applying. 

Find out more about Now Teach and their programme on the Now Teach website.