Returning Teachers

Bottisham Village College is able to offer a package of bespoke support to qualified teachers, in both primary and secondary schools, wishing to return to teaching. The range of support on offer could include training to update their knowledge of classroom practice, or subject knowledge, to behaviour management and assessment frameworks - as well as other current education initiatives.

We know that 1 in 4 trainees gains QTS but never enters service. Further, the latest figures published by the Department for Education show that the number and quality of teachers in England’s classrooms is at an all-time high and the number of former teachers coming back to the classroom has continued to rise year after year - from 14,720 in 2011 to 17,350 in 2014.

Our aim is to encourage even more people to return to the classroom with the skills and experience necessary to ensure every child receives a good education. Our partnership schools have capacity to work with returners who can teach or retrain in any subject area (secondary) or keystage (primary).

Kate Evans, CEO of Anglian Learning Trust, said: “We are delighted to be able to help teachers get back to teaching the subjects they love. Inevitably after time away from a profession, even high quality teachers need to ensure they are up to date with classroom practice to ensure a good education for our children. We are committed to helping returning teachers gain up to date school experience and curriculum knowledge, will support those who have a flair for teaching and add value to classrooms. We welcome the additional life skills and experiences that returning teachers can bring back into the profession from their time away from teaching.”


Please contact us, if you:

For further information please contact Phil Burgess/Dan Buddle, co-directors of the teaching school.