Returners to Teaching

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for qualified teachers who have had a break from teaching in the UK and wish to update and refresh their skills and understanding in preparation for returning to the workplace.

The course offers a flexible training package designed to meet your needs and support you in updating your subject knowledge and familiarity with current practices and procedures. If you take the full course, you will also be able to evidence learner outcomes from having taught a number of school-based lessons to children.

What is the course like?

There are a number of different training options available.

Payment in full is required before starting the course in order to secure a place.

Option 1

A complete list of 3-hour taught sessions is listed below.  Each session costs £50.  All sessions take place during working hours.

Option 2

If you book 10 or more sessions, you qualify for £100 discount from the total price.

Option 3

  • Attendance at the full-time, seven-week course for £1,500 comprising:
  • Daily taught sessions and school-based experiences designed around the Teachers’ Standards
  • A series of progressive practical school-based tasks to support application of theory in practice
  • The opportunity to work with children in year groups across the primary age range
  • The opportunity to observe the teaching styles of many different teachers based in an Outstanding school.
  • Access to consultation time with a teacher who is a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE) for personalised support.
  • The opportunity for ongoing professional dialogue with a range of colleagues in a community of practice
  • Access to online training materials and resources
  • Certification of training
  • A reference from the Training Provider / Headteacher of the Teaching School to support future job applications.

Why Choose us?

Menu of sessions to select your own bespoke training from:

Professional Practice

1. Child Development and Learning Theories
2. Behaviour for Learning and Behaviour Management
3. Learning and the Curriculum
4. Assessment for Learning
5. Short Term Planning
6. Classroom Management and Modelling


1. Reading Development
2. Reading: Phonological Development
3. Spoken Language: Speaking and Listening
4. Reading: Language Comprehension
5. Writing Development


1. Effective Primary Mathematics – Teaching and Learning, including Maths Mastery and Singapore Maths Approach
2. Mathematical Development and the Importance of Counting
3. Place Value and the Number System
4. Arithmetic – Mental Calculation and Reasoning
5. Arithmetic – Written Calculation

Where is the training based?

South Coast SCITT already offers PGCE teacher training for graduates seeking QTS. Teachers who attend the Return to Teaching course will study alongside PGCE trainees based at South Coast SCITT Learning Centre, located within the schools grounds of Bransgore Primary School, Ringwood Rd, Bransgore, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 8JH.

When does the course start?

From the beginning of September to mid October but if you require refresher training outside this period you are advised to contact us directly to discuss other possible options.

Who is the course taught by?

Sessions are led by Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Tutors who currently lead the PGCE course and who are highly experienced professionals with many years of experience in teaching and leadership and are qualified to MA level.

Get in touch

For further details of the sessions available, please email South Coast SCITT

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