Teachers in Greater Manchester considering a return to the classroom after time out are being encouraged to attend a regional drop-in event at Manchester Metropolitan University on Wednesday 15th March, to find out more about the tailored support available.
The Return to Teaching event, organised by the National College for Teaching and Leadership, is open to qualified teachers – including those who have taken a career break, explored a different career path, or trained as a teacher but did not go on to teach in school.
At the event, attendees can receive expert one-to-one advice to help plan their return to the profession including application guidance, interview tips and information about the support available to returning teachers. Maths, physics and languages returners based in Greater Manchester can also access a personal advisor as part of a new package of support for these key subjects, and apply for a bursary.
Current teachers will also be on hand at the event to discuss how life in the classroom has changed. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet potential employers from local schools and learn about any current vacancies in the local area.
Roger Pope, Chair of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said: “Thousands of teachers return to the profession every year – after a break or perhaps to start a family – re-igniting their passion for their subject, and bringing their skills back into the classroom to help make a real difference to the lives of young people.
“The process may be easier than you think and there is a range of support available to make the transition. I would encourage anyone contemplating returning to teach these priority subjects to access this support by registering their interest with us and going along to this event.”
The Return to Teaching event will take place on Wednesday 15th March between 4.30pm-8pm at Manchester Metropolitan University, Brooks Building, Birley Fields, 53 Bonsall Street, Manchester, M15 6GX. This is a drop-in service so attendees are welcome to arrive and leave at a time that is convenient for them.
Advance registration is recommended as places fill up quickly. For more information visit:
Support for qualified teachers seeking to return is available from the Return to Teaching helpline on 0800 085 0971, and on the Get into Teaching website: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/explore-my-options/return-to-teaching