Well for those who want to return to teaching, it’s a good start to the year.

Teach again Ltd is receiving enquiries and applications on a daily rate from aspiring returning teachers, and schools are signing up on a weekly rate to become Teach Again schools. We now have schools ready to deliver the programme in the North and South of the country and as more applications arrive, more schools are signing up so they may accommodate a teacher in their region. Each school has been fantastic in their support and their enthusiasm to support a returning teacher, and a big thank you to them all. Thank you also to the local authorities who have sent out newsletters and bulletins to their schools and promoted Teach Again to aspiring returning teachers, to the improvement advisers who have recommended Teach Again to their school Heads, and the Supply agencies who are also supporting the initiative.

It’s also a good start to the year for me. I have met with a school local to me and I don’t want to count my chickens yet but I am hopeful that I will start the Teach Again programme with them soon. I have also had a chat with the NCTL. We agreed that we are both supporting all potential returning teachers, and that this is the beginning of a new working relationship. We will be keeping each other informed of our projects and our progress and together, support schools to recruit.

A new year, a fresh outlook. I’ll report again soon.