Salesian School is keen to offer free tailored support to qualified teachers who have had a break from the classroom. The range of support on offer could include training to update their knowledge of classroom practice, or subject knowledge, to behaviour management and assessment frameworks - as well as other current education initiatives.
Teachers may take a break from the profession for many different reasons - to work in industry, to bring up children, or to take up other caring responsibilities. Those teachers who choose to return to the profession can bring with them new skills and experiences from their time away that can be invaluable to schools.
The pilot returners' programme aims to encourage even more people to return to the classroom with the skills and experience necessary to ensure every child receives a good education. The initiative is focused on attracting returners who can teach or retrain in the EBacc subjects. These are English, mathematics, science (biology, chemistry, physics and computer science), languages, history and geography.
Qualified teachers eligible for the programme are classed as those who have qualified teacher status (QTS) who are not newly qualified and not currently holding permanent or fixed-term posts in English schools or colleges (state-funded or independent). This includes people who, after acquiring QTS, chose not to join the teaching profession but now wish to do so.
Those interested in returning to teaching can register for updates on support at: www.education.gov.uk/return-to-teaching-registration or call 0800 085 0971