Returning Teacher Backs our Campaign
A Yorkshire teacher who has returned to the classroom after a five-month cycling adventure in Europe is backing our campaign to encourage more people back to the profession.
Andrew Sykes, who lives near Halifax, has gone back into teaching at secondary schools in Yorkshire after cycling 8,000 miles from one end of the continent to the other.
After ten months away from the classroom in total, Andrew returned to teaching modern foreign languages with the help of our Brighouse office and is now backing our campaign to encourage more teachers back to the chalk face.
Andrew said: “What’s great about teaching is that it’s something you can always go back to. A bit like riding a bike, you never forget how to do it.
“The team at Provide Education were very friendly and approachable. They were very thorough and made the whole process simple and efficient.
“They found me work straight away and because they have contact with so many schools I was able to teach in Barnsley as well as West Yorkshire, which was a really useful experience.”
Andrew was helped back into the classroom with our support package, which includes help with registration and training to update returning teachers on changes to curriculum, technology, teaching practices and safeguarding.
Katie Buckle, director at Provide Education, said: “Andrew had a relatively short time away from the classroom, but others may have spent years, or even decades, in another profession. It’s understandable that some former teachers considering coming back to the profession may be nervous, but we have a great track record of helping them back to the classroom and supporting them throughout the process.”
For a friendly discussion about how we can help you return to teaching contact one of our offices