Return to Teaching

What is the aim of the Return to Teaching Programme?

The return to teaching programme is a scheme currently being piloted by the Department of Education. It has been set up to encourage those already qualified teachers who have left the profession for any reason, but are thinking of bringing their valuable skills back to the classroom.

The programme will offer free tailored support and guidance within a school environment to overcome any barriers preventing a successful return to the classroom.

It will also support teachers in their preparation to take up permanent teaching positions for September 2016.


What support will be available?

The programme is completely free and the support offered will include 4 tailored twilight training sessions which will cover a variety of areas including looking at recent changes to education, classroom observations and developing subject knowledge for the new curriculum. There will also be a 3 – 5 day placement in the appropriate subject department at either Fulston Manor School or The Abbey School, Faversham.


Which subjects are you looking to recruit returners to teach?

You must be looking to return to teaching an Ebaac subject: English, Maths, Science, (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science), Languages, History and Geography.

Am I eligible for the programme?

You must have qualified teacher status (QTS) which allows you to work as a teacher in England, and not currently hold a permanent or fixed term post in an English school or college.


Where will the programme run?

The programme will run at Fulston Manor School and in partnership with The Abbey School, Faversham


How can I apply to the Programme?

Those interested in the programme should complete an application form by clicking here

You can find further information about the programme on :

Get into Teaching

Return to a Career in Teaching

Alternatively can contact Rupert Prutton on 01795 475228

or email :

 Successful applicants are subject to a satisfactory DBS check - this will be funded by the Swale Training School Alliance.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.