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Return to Teaching courses

We understand that a key priority for many schools is identifying and securing high quality teaching staff. As a result, we have developed a range of support to help our schools, including the new Teach in Herts website, reduced fees from agencies and marketing materials for schools.

We are also keen to provide support to teachers considering returning to the profession after a career break. Data from the Teach in Herts Recruitment Fair last year demonstrated that many qualified teachers have children in our schools and require support and encouragement to return to the classroom.

Herts for Learning has therefore developed a Confident to Return programme for this large potential workforce. We would be very grateful if you could cut and paste the following text into your newsletters and websites to help us identify potential returning teachers so that we can encourage them to return to the classroom within Hertfordshire:

Are you a qualified teacher considering returning to the classroom?

Returning to the classroom can be quite daunting if you have been out of school for a while. We have a number of teaching vacancies in our schools and Herts for Learning are keen to provide the support you need to apply for roles and make a successful return to teaching. Our Confident to Return programme comprises of four half-day training sessions, each focussed on updating qualified teachers on a different aspect of the current curriculum. The programme also provides:

  • An overview to recent changes
  • Practical guidance about the new expectations in schools
  • Latest guidance
  • Assessment and planning support
  • Current teaching styles
  • Units of work
  • A support network of returning teachers

The programme offers an ideal platform from which to develop a support network to help you return, including professional support from school advisers and other returning teachers.

The cost of attending the programme is 250, however 125 will be refunded to individuals who are offered and accept a teaching job in a Hertfordshire school within six months of completing the course.

If you wish to register an interest in the programme, please contact Mark Green on 01438 844788 or email to register your interest and receive bespoke support and advice to make your return to teaching a successful and rewarding one.