The Government has launched multiple schemes to encourage teachers back to the classroom. The pandemic has put a massive strain on the school system, and teachers have left the profession in numbers not witnessed before. Added to this loss of personnel, there are schemes requiring qualified teachers to help our young people catch up.
Return to Teaching for shortage subjects
One such scheme is run by the Department for Education (DfE), which offers advisors to help you return to the classroom. These advisors have been working to encourage maths, physics, and modern foreign language teachers back to the class for a while now. The scheme has now been extended to include those who can teach chemistry and computing. The scheme focuses on shortage subjects where there is most need for additional personnel.
If you opt into this scheme, you will be allocated an advisor who will help you in your return. The advisor will help you write a personal statement and prepare for the interview. It is also possible you need to refresh your subject knowledge, and they can offer access to courses. The advisor will also point the way to teaching vacancies.
Register for support
If you are interested, you can register for support on the Return to Teaching website, where there is also the latest information and guidance on the profession. You can also sign up for events that will give you access to necessary information.
Returning to teaching means you will be re-enrolled in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme if your employer is eligible, and you will receive all the benefits attached to this.
The content in this article was correct on 29th March 2022. You should not rely on this article to make important financial decisions. Teachers Financial Planning offers advice on pensions for teachers and non-teachers. Please use the contact form below to arrange an informal chat with an advisor and see how we can help you.