Return to Teaching

Thinking of Returning to Teaching?

Are you a qualified teacher thinking about returning to teach?

ETSA Southgate - Returning to Teaching School Experience 

ETSA Southgate can offer you placement days through the School Experience Programme that will give you an insight into our aspirational, inclusive and diverse learning communities.  A placement with us will provide you with valuable classroom experience.  Our Subject areas are well staffed with a mixture of experienced and new colleagues.  You will have the opportunity to observe teaching in your preferred subject and to talk to teachers about day to day life in a school.

If you’re interested in attending one of our Return to Teaching School Experience Day please send an email to John Johnson-Proctor – ETSA Southgate Administrator at

Some schools will be offering Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) courses, funded by the Department for Education (DfE) for teachers who are returning / retraining to teach secondary physics, maths or MFL.

Register on the Department for Education website to find out what other support may be available to you:


Recommended reading for returning teachers:

The Rebooting of a Teacher’s Mind By Brenda A Dyck ISBN 1-56090-175-6

Invitation to special PTA meeting with Mr Lavelle and Ms Hussein on Tuesday 2nd March. Please contact for further details.