Thinking about Returning to Teaching PE after a Career Break?
posted about 5 years ago
posted about 5 years ago
With the continuing changes and emphasis in the provision and delivery of PE and School Sport in England and Wales, schools are increasing looking for qualified PE Teachers with a wide variety of skills and experience behind them and for a wide variety of contracts and work schedules.
For PE Teachers who have been away from the profession for a period of time working in other industries or on a career break and are now thinking about returning to teaching, this increased choice of contracts and work hours may well make it a good time for a second look.
In addition, Schools are often keen to employ qualified teachers who have worked outside the profession and have returned to teaching as they can often bring additional skills, experiences and perspectives to the school environment.
Futureactive frequently recruits and places qualified PE Teachers who have been on a career break and have a wealth of help and advice with getting back into the classroom - indoors and outdoors! Working as a Supply Teacher on short or long contracts can be an excellent way to experience a variety of school environments. PE Supply Teachers are employed on both Full-Time and Part-Time contracts which could allow a teacher to work around their other commitments.
With a growth in Breakfast and After School Clubs schools are now also looking to provide high quality sports and fitness opportunities for their pupils giving a increase in job opportunities for both qualified PE Teachers and Sports Coaches outside the traditional school day, plus of course, their Half Term and Holiday Clubs.
If you are considering returning to teaching there is a wealth of help, advice and resources available from Dept of Education's Get into Teaching - Returning to Teaching website and our 'How to become a PE Teacher" and "How to Become a PE Supply Teacher" give more information about teaching in Primary and Secondary schools in England and Wales, Pay Scales and Academic Timetables for 2016/17 and much more.
For more information, advice and guidance about careers in PE, Sport, Active Leisure, Fitness and Activity Holiday Jobs, visit our Careers Advice Centre; including all our Job Hunting Tips, CV Writing Guide , Interview Tips and much more.
For more info about how to gain QTS please visit the Department of Education and the National College for Teaching & Leadership
Visit UCAS to investigate and apply for relevant PE teaching courses, and PGCEs at University.
The Association of Physical Education is the national subject association for PE.
The National Union for Teachers are the major teaching union and can provide you with professional support and guidance throughout your career in teaching.