Return to teaching and rebuild your pension again

Your teachers’ pension is one of the key benefits of your career. You can be re-enrolled into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme upon your return to teaching. For further information on the benefits, you can consult this  (This link opens in a new window)factsheet and video (This link opens in a new window).

Returning could be easier than you think.


Thousands of former teachers choose to return each year. Now could be a great opportunity for you to teach again and help with education recovery.
Discover what has changed since you were last in the classroom.

The Department for Education has been busy working with schools to take action across a number of areas and is helping schools to:

Consider engaging with the National Tutoring Programme (NTP)


If you’re unsure about returning to the classroom full time, the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) (This link opens in a new window) gives you the option to return to a school environment without taking on a full-time classroom role. You can work with NTP to help provide support to disadvantaged students, either as an academic tutor or mentor. 

Read Farooq’s uplifting story (This link opens in a new window) to help you understand the benefits of the NTP and how it can help you in your return to the classroom.
Last Updated: 04/11/2021 15:18