Returners Engagement Programme

Grant funding for schools in the North West and South East to support inactive teachers who wish to return to teaching.

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This guidance has been replace by the ‘Return to Teaching pilot: guidance and application form’.


Returners Engagement Programme: programme and application guidance

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The National College for Teaching and Leadership invited the following institutions in the North West and South East to be involved in the Returners Engagement Programme pilot:

  • School Direct lead schools
  • higher education institutions (HEIs)
  • multi-academy trusts (MATs)
  • teaching school alliances (TSAs)
  • school-centred initial teacher training providers (SCITTs)

The application round for grant funding to support inactive teachers who wish to return to teaching is now closed.

If you’re a former teacher wishing to return to teaching mathematics, physics, or a modern foreign language in the North West and South East please visit Get into Teaching.

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Returners Engagement Programme

Published 18 November 2016
Last updated 27 January 2017 + show all updates
  1. New application round open.
  2. Information about the requirement for partnerships to source their own potential returners in addition to those provided by the NCTL.
  3. First published.