Funding available to return to teaching

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Fife Council will pay the course costs for a limited number of places on the Return to Teach Programme at University of Edinburgh’s Moray House.

The funded places are open to people living in Fife wishing to return to teaching in the secondary sector. It is also relevant to those returning after a period away from the profession, or for those who have never taught before, and who would like to go on and teach in our schools.

These places will be available to participants who live in Fife and who are keen to teach in a sector or subject area where there is a recruitment need at their time of application. They must be seriously pursuing a teaching career with Fife Council.

Jean Laird, Professional Development Officer explained: “Applicants must be willing to share their Return to Teach application with Fife Council and to undertake a short interview process in Glenrothes. Applicants who are successful in securing a place on the course and at this Council interview will then have their place funded by Fife Council."

The course is tailored to your needs and could include training, coaching, subject knowledge/curriculum training, lesson observation, classroom practice and mentoring. It aims to:

  • provide teachers with information on recent changes in national priorities;
  • advise on current curriculum guidelines and their implications for professional practice, and
  • provide core content for both primary and secondary sectors, and, where appropriate, facilitate sector specific sessions.

Topics covered include promoting positive behaviour and active learning.

For more information or to apply for a place on the course online visit The closing date for applications is 20th December 2019.