When you return to teaching you bring valuable learning from your time outside the profession. 

After five years or more your teaching knowledge and practice may not be current in all areas and the Council requires teachers to identify their professional learning needs and actively take steps to upskill in those areas. 

A Return to Practice Plan (RTPP) is designed for you to complete a self-assessment of your learning needs and to identify the professional development you intend to undertake in the first 12 months of your return to teaching.  

If you don’t complete any teaching during this time you may be required to complete a full Teacher Education Refresh (TER) programme. 

Please use the Return to Practice plan template and guidelines. Your RTPP should be submitted to the Council along with your application for a practising certificate.