Return to teaching scheme with 11.6% success rate 'held back by negativity of schools'

Scheme supported 541 former maths and physics teachers who wanted to return to profession, but just 63 secured jobs in state schools.

 

A government scheme aimed at encouraging former maths and physics teachers to return to the profession was undermined by the “perceived negativity” of schools towards returners and a lack of opportunities for classroom experience, according to an evaluation report.

 

The return to teaching (RTT) scheme was launched by the coalition government in 2015 as part of a wider package to get more maths and physics teachers into classrooms.

 

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