Helping Teachers Return to Teaching Across the UK

Overview   ♦   The Programme

“After ten years out and after only three months of refreshing, I have a job in September!” Kathryn, Wirral

Delivered 100% in schools, the Teach Again Programme provides returning teachers with the experience they need to secure employment as a teacher. 100% of our Teach Again Programme completers successfully re-enter the profession.  This is because the programme is flexible to the bespoke development needs of the returning teacher, and yet structured in content to ensure it meets the needs of employing schools and supply agencies. Providing a recent teaching reference for the participant, it is the only return to teaching programme that is accessible to and wholly meets the needs of any teacher wanting to return to teaching. We can also process an Enhanced DBS check for you with the result and certificate issued within three weeks – often sooner!

For full details on the programme, including how to apply, teach-again-programme-costs,and information for schools, academies and colleges, click on the links above or click here…


“I would definitely recommend Teach Again as it is professional, reliable, and thanks to its Director has a very ‘human touch'” Jadwiga, Yorkshire

Why the Teach Again Programme?

On line courses give you great theory. And some RTT programmes provide you with a few days in school.  But we know that unless you are learning on the job, for an extended period of time, your chances of quickly securing employment are slim. So we are really happy to be able to say that all our Teach Again programme completers secure employment at the end of their programme at a time when schools are finding it increasingly hard to recruit!

Schools: There is a pool of qualified teachers looking to return to teaching! Register now as a Teach Again school and address the concerns raised by the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) who found that of those senior school leaders who responded, the following concerns were raised:
  • Difficulty recruiting in core subjects 86%
  • Difficulty recruiting in non -core subjects 62%
  • Vacancies in English 44%
  • Vacancies in Maths 52%
  • Recruitment more difficult than previous years 65%
By being a Teach Again primary, secondary or tertiary school, academy or college, you will be helping to increase the pool of available, qualified, experienced and competent teachers in your region and help to reduce the national shortage of teachers. “It’s life-changing!” Anne, Dorset

Sample data: Vacancies Reported in Yorkshire & Humber


Schools are recruiting from as far away as Canada to fill these vacancies. To learn how you could be filling one of these vacancies and fast track back into teaching call 07904 085182. Start dates are flexible throughout the year –  apply now !

“The Teach Again programme has given me a real boost to my confidence!” Christianne, Gloucestershire

Programme Details

Lochnate had been away from mainstream teaching for three years – but after only 8 weeks on programme she successfully secured a full time teaching post at a school near her home!

Any teacher can return to teaching through the Teach Again programme. Perhaps you are an aspiring returning teacher who:

  • Left teaching to raise a family, care for others, or change career
  • Trained or taught overseas and wishes to teach in the UK
  • Has not had a teaching post since becoming an NQT – even up to 20 years ago!
  • Wants to change subject or phase – e.g. primary to secondary
  • Hasn’t taught for a year or longer – perhaps even 15 – 20 years!
  • Needs a placement school so you can achieve QTLS
  • Has supply work but wants to refresh fully on what’s new by attending school CPD and meetings
  • Wants to regain the confidence to teach again

If so, the Teach Again programme can meet your needs. We have registered and quality assured primary, secondary and tertiary schools and colleges across the country ready to place returning teachers on a professional development programme, a 100% success rate in securing Teach Again centres for applicants, and we also claim a 100% success rate in helping twelve week programme completers enter employment either with their placement school, another school or through supply agencies.

If you are not a qualified teacher you can still experience what is like to work in a school by undertaking the School Experience Programme.

Programme content
“I attend my placement school every Monday and Wednesday. I observe teaching and learning strategies, prepare and plan lessons, mark, and take part in school events.” Marzanna, London

You will be provided with recent, substantial experience on a teacher placement in a school in your locality. A structured and bespoke programme is agreed, which is flexible (minimum 13 hours per week), meets your individual professional development needs and will result in an enhanced likelihood of your employment as a teacher. The recommended duration of the programme is 12 weeks, to meet the requirements of teacher recruitment agencies. However, you may negotiate a reduced duration, and you could progress in to paid employment at any point during the programme. You can additionally select the number of days you wish to participate per week, even down to which days of the week those are.

You will receive a combination of teaching and school based INSET supported by individually centered learning, mapped against teacher standards. Placements in teaching schools delivering School Direct or SCITT programmes are prioritised to enhance your experience and Teach Again staff will support you throughout the programme – ready to help you move on to each new step.

“During my placement Kay provided constant emotional support and coaching and always kept in contact with me.” Jadwiga, Yorkshire

At the end of the training you will have refreshed your subject / phase knowledge, be familiar with current practices, processes and procedures, and be able to evidence learner outcomes from having taught a number of sessions. This would be evidenced in a reference from the Head Teacher and would therefore facilitate your progression in to employment. Join one of our many successful participants in entering employment immediately after programme completion!

Start dates are flexible throughout the year.  Apply now !        DOWNLOAD FORM

Please note that you should enroll at least 2 months before your required start date (not including school holidays) to enable all pre-placement administration to be undertaken. Additionally, enrollments within the last 3 weeks of the Spring term and during the summer term are processed for September starts thereon, unless otherwise advised and agreed.

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Programme costs are £595 if paid in full and £600 if paid in two, or four installments.

Payment is due in full prior to programme commencement. Details of fees and payment options are provided with terms and conditions. If you are on Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) or universal credit, a discount of up to 50% is available. Please call 07904085182 to discuss your options. Alternatively the full cost may be covered by your job centre through the LVP fund. Contact your local job centre to find out more.

Please note that you should enroll* at least 2 months before your required start date (not including school holidays) to enable all pre-placement administration to be undertaken. Additionally, enrollments within the last 3 weeks of the Spring term and during the summer term are processed for September starts unless otherwise advised and agreed.

Contact kayshaw@teachagain.co.uk or 07904085182 to discuss your preferred payment options.

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To apply for the Teach Again programme, please complete the teach-again-application-form and email to: kayshaw@teachagain.co.uk.   

Please note that you should enroll at least 2 months before your required start date (not including school holidays) to enable all pre-placement administration to be undertaken. Additionally, enrollments within the last 3 weeks of the Spring term and during the summer term are processed for September starts unless otherwise advised and agreed.

Want to find out more with no obligation? Call 07904085182

Undecided? Well, you don’t even have to worry that you can’t provide a recent reference from an education provider. All we need is two references that confirm your professionalism and character. We will meet you too, and, subject to all pre-employment checks, we will guarantee your suitability to your placement school.

Also, did you know that without recent substantial teaching experience:

  • Schools, academies and colleges would potentially rank NQTs higher than returning teachers, when shortlisting for vacancies?
  • Supply agencies will not register you for supply work?

Have you looked at other return to teaching courses but are concerned that there is minimal time spent in school and the training is not school based? Have you tried volunteering only to find that your placement does not meet your CPD needs?

Read some comments from previous and current programme participants below and on our testimonials page to see how easy it is to return to teaching with Teach Again.

“Kay has made the daunting prospect of returning to teaching after 9 years feel like a breeze!! She has been extremely efficient in quickly securing a placement school and always on hand with advice and a listening ear. I can’t recommend the Teach Again Programme more highly. Worth every penny. Thank you Kay!” Kathryn, Programme participant, Wirral.

“TEACH AGAIN was the only organisation I could find that provided the necessary support and guidance I needed to get back into teaching. I wanted a placement in a school in order to get to grips with current subject curriculum and syllabuses. I wanted hands on training and mentoring without the added pressure of finding a school myself that would commit to meet my professional development needs. Teach Again has got me back into the classroom with the support and guidance I need.  The whole process from applying  to getting my placement and getting back into the classroom took a couple months. Plenty of time to choose the right school for me, the days to suit and the level of commitment. The support is still there once I enter the school from Teach Again right up until the end of the 12 weeks. I am more than happy with my decision to go through Teach Again because without them, I wouldn’t be able to fulfill my dream of teaching again in such a controlled, professional and measured manner. This is an investment that will pay off within the first week of teaching on supply or in a permanent job.Thank you!” Sheree Matthews, Teach Again programme participant, March 2016.





“It’s win win for us. We have nothing to lose and everything to gain!” Head Teacher, South Shields

“Our TA programme participant has settled in to the school extremely well and it has been pleasing to see her confidence grow as the term has progressed. She has been based mainly in Year 3, teaching some maths, history and English lessons over the past few weeks. She has also been working in Year 2 teaching one afternoon a week and with Year 5 one morning a week. She has been very proactive and flexible, and has been a pleasure to have working alongside me! She has also attended staff meetings, twilights and inset days, really immersing herself back into school routines! Next term she is working in Year 6 the majority of the week, but teaching in Years 1/2 once a week as well” Lisa, Year 3 Class Teacher/ Phase 3/4 Leader, Derbyshire

By being a Teach Again primary, secondary or tertiary school, academy or college, you will be helping to increase the pool of available, qualified, experienced and competent teachers in your region and help to reduce the national shortage of teachers. Teach Again is currently the only school based returning teacher programme for secondary, primary and tertiary teaching staff and the benefits to schools include:

  • No additional paperwork or criteria to meet other than a commitment to deliver a professional development programme
  • All pre-employment checks and recruitment to the programme conducted by Teach Again Ltd
  • Flexible programme agreed in partnership and meeting the needs of all stakeholders
  • On programme support to the school and the participant by Teach Again Ltd
  • The potential recruitment of the programme participant at the end of programme – no fees payable to Teach Again Ltd and extensive savings to be had when compared with advertising posts and recruiting from supply agencies and outside of the UK e.g Canada, Ireland
  • Free recruitment of other Teach Again programme completers

Additionally, to help fill vacancies across all schools, returning teachers can be referred to schools who are either not Teach Again schools or where the teacher has not undertaken the Teach Again programme. In these circumstances a fee may be charged to schools when the teacher has been recruited. If you would like to utilise this referral option, call 07904 085182 or email kayshaw@teachagain.co.uk

Bernie Cassidy, Head Teacher at The Mount Primary School, has this to say about the schools participation in the programme:

“It’s gone very well and we are really pleased. There’s been a significant amount of commitment from XX and the feedback from the team has been very positive.  I think it’s the fact that you are getting someone who has really thought it through, and the recruitment process assured us that we were getting someone of the right caliber with the right qualities and potential. It’s a longer period than some traditional teacher training routes but it still fits the way we operate and is an additional recruitment route for our school and our alliance. XX has added capacity to our team at no explicit additional cost and it’s made it easy to recruit as with this you get to know the participant’s potential compared to an applicant coming cold to interview where there is always a risk you can make the wrong appointment. This way you get a good overview of their capabilities and commitment. The paperwork is minimal and it’s such a light process but we can still evidence all progress as it’s what we do anyway with all our staff. We’ve been delighted with XX’s progress and are really pleased we have been able to offer her a 0.6 teaching post from September. We’ve enjoyed being part of the programme and will happily entertain the prospect of another candidate. It works well and fits with our ethos and our commitment to ongoing professional development. It’s an entirely viable means of teacher recruitment.”

Call 07904 085182 or email kayshaw@teachagain.co.uk for more information on becoming a Teach Again school, academy, or college.

Local Authorities and Teach Again

Many Local Authorities administer government backed, school based teacher training programmes in partnership with their local teaching schools. The Teach Again programme is an ideal addition to the programmes offered by these partnerships and allows programme participants to access the already established training that is provided on SCITT and NQT programmes.

For information on how a Local Authority can support the introduction of the Teach Again programme to their partners, contact kayshaw@teachagain.co.uk or telephone 07904 085182




Additional Services

Job application support:

We are happy to provide advice and practical support to educators wishing to effectively demonstrate their skills set to potential employers in the field of education. We offer a free review of your existing application documentation. You are then able to select from a number of tailored packages which will highlight your achievements and improve your chances of being invited to interview.

Green pen package £39.99  We will provide you with an annotated copy of your documents marking where we believe amendments could be made, with suggestions for improvement. This package includes up to three documents and could include your CV, an Application Form and your Cover Letter.

Purple Pen package £79.99  We will amend and shape both the content and layout of your application documentation in a professional format that will clearly highlight your attributes, experience and achievements – tempting all potential employers to give you some serious consideration! This package is for two documents – either a CV and cover letter, or an application form and cover letter.

Tailored Package  Do you have specific requirements and would like to dip across our Green pen and Purple pen packages for your CV, application form and cover letter? Make your selection from the options below!

Green pen package Application documentation: £19.99 per document

Purple pen package Application documentation: £45.99 per document

For more information, contact kayshaw@teachagain.co.uk  or telephone 07904 085182

Employment opportunities:

Teach Again Ltd recruits programme participants as Identity checkers and Programme Coordinators. If you are interested in one of these positions and would like to find out more, contact kayshaw@teachagain.co.uk or telephone 07904 085182