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Return to teaching

Do you know any former teachers who are thinking of returning to the classroom?

Information for former teachers who are considering a return to teaching

Do you know any former teachers who are thinking of returning to the classroom?

Returning to teaching might be easier than expected with help and support from the Department for Education.

The DfE return to teaching webpage offers a range of useful online resources, including online events specifically for returning teachers, inspirational blogs about journeys back into the classroom, frequently asked questions and top tips to help bring back valuable experience to the classroom.

If they are unsure about a full return, there is the opportunity to engage with the National Tutoring Programme to provide tutoring or mentoring to help disadvantaged pupils.

If they hold qualified teacher status and want to teach maths, physics or modern foreign languages, they could gain one-to-one support from a return to teaching adviser (RTTA).

They could also consider setting up job alerts through the department’s Teaching Vacancies job-listing service where they can search for roles in specific areas, filter results by job role, education phase and working pattern.