Return to Teaching - Support Programme

Return to teaching and we'll guide you all the way

The Chelmsford Teaching Schools Alliance is delighted to offer a free package of bespoke support to help qualified teachers to return to the classroom in a way which best suits them. This is part of the Department for Education’s national strategy to encourage teachers to return to the profession. The aim of this pilot is to attract former teachers in shortage subjects back into teaching, and to provide them with the support to ease their return to the classroom.

Get back to making a difference

If you’re considering returning to teaching, or you’re qualified to teach but never taught in a state school, 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 each year who come back to a profession where you can make a real difference every day.

If you’re ready to come back, we’re here to help

If you’re thinking of coming back to teaching an English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subject (English, maths, biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, history, geography, or a language) we can offer you free refresher training and mentoring in schools across Essex. The programme provides support for returners in areas such as assessment, behaviour for learning and changes to curriculum and provides participants with the chance to practise those skills in the classroom under the guidance of subject experts. We will link you to schools looking to employ returners in your subject area with the expectation that participants will find employment locally at the end of their training.


Please contact Ann Wilks on 07917 734531 to chat about getting back into a career where you can make a difference every day or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application form.

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