Return to Teaching


Thinking of Returning to Teaching?

Are you a qualified teacher thinking about returning to teach?

SLA - Returning to Teaching School Experience 

SLA 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 – SLA 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