Around 8,000–10,000 former teachers return to the profession each year, bringing with them valuable skills and experience.
Returners include those who have been raising a family, taken early retirement, or gained experience in a different job.
There is a particular demand for secondary teachers with qualifications to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and modern foreign languages (MFL).
The TDA is committed to helping returning teachers in their transition back into the profession, and has recently launched new support for returning teachers.
If you're ready to turn your talent back to teaching, we're here to help.
Join the programme to receive our regular newsletter and to access information and support to help with your return to the classroom.
Read about the new benefits and join the programme for support in your return to teaching.
Post-ITT SKE returners' courses will be run as a pilot throughout the academic year 2011/12.
Find out about the school experience programmes that can help with your transition back to teaching.
Access online resources about modern school life and finding a job.
Find the answers to the common concerns and questions raised by returning teachers.