Research and analysis

Teachers returning to the profession

Research on whether schools are using teachers returning to the profession to address recruitment issues.



This report summarises the responses received from an online survey. The survey explored whether schools are using returning teachers to address recruitment needs, including the issues schools experienced when recruiting them.

The responses provided insight into how schools:

  • make use of the returner market to address workforce issues
  • perceive returning teachers
  • have supported returning teachers