A Brighouse recruitment agency has launched a campaign to get more teachers back in to the classroom after long career breaks.
Provide Education works with 2,200 teachers helping them to find supply teaching posts - and sometimes permanent jobs - in schools across the region.
Job candidates range from newly-qualified teachers to those with many years’ experience . About 5% on the books are teachers who have returned to the profession after a significant time away.
Now the agency wants to attract more teachers who took break from the classroom, but are thinking about returning .
The campaign is being backed by Suzy Badmin-Reynolds who has returned to the chalkface, with the agency’s support, after 15 years away.
Suzy qualified as a primary teacher in 1987 and taught for 10 years before taking a career break to bring up her two sons and run a property renovation and letting business with her husband, Graham.
Suzy, who decided to return to teaching last year. praised of Provide Education’s support.