Is it time to return to teaching?

A lot of teachers take breaks from the classroom in their career. Whether it be to raise a family, or to try another career. But this doesn’t mean that the door to teaching is closed. The demand for teachers post Covid is greater than ever. We are experiencing increased class sizes and staff shortages across the UK. We need your help to ensure the UK continues to achieve certain standards in education.

So if you are thinking about a return to teaching, but haven’t quite decided yet, you may find these reasons interesting.

You won’t be alone

We are seeing more and more people return to teaching each year. You may even know of some teachers who have made the jump. There are around 260,000 qualified teachers in the UK who no longer teach. In a recent survey, YouGov reported that 20% of qualified ex-teachers said they’d be tempted to return to teaching, so you’ll be in good company.


Return to teaching to make a difference… every day

Do you remember why you decided to be a teacher? Do you remember those students that you helped and made a difference with? Remember the feeling of satisfaction? There are few jobs with as great a level of satisfaction than teaching. You are helping to shape the future of so many young people. And what can be more rewarding than that?

No more fear of the unknown

Remember your first year as an NQT? Not knowing what to expect. Well this time it will be different. This time you know exactly what to expect. Stepping back in the classroom can be a fulfilling experience. It’s like riding a bike – you never forget how to teach and inspire. Are you ready to reignite your passion for teaching?

Achieve flexibility with supply teaching

Maybe you’re not ready to commit to returning full time? Or maybe you want to experience the classroom again before committing to a permanent role? Supply teaching can offer a great way to return to teaching. With supply teaching you are in control of your availability. You can achieve a work-life balance whilst still being able to teach.

But there is another way too. The National Tutoring Programme has been put in place to support schools to close the attainment gap in light of the coronavirus pandemic. This also provides different options to return to a school environment without taking on a full-time or part-time classroom role.

Next steps

If you are ready to bring your skills back to the classroom, take a look at our latest vacancies. You can also download the Evolve Teachers app from App Store or Google Play to make the application process simple with our one click apply.