Department for Education are calling for Former Teachers to return to the classroom.


Department for Education are calling for Former Teachers to return to the classroom.

Posted on 21 December 2021

Department for Education (DFE) are calling for all Former Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Support Staff to return to the classroom. The Omicron Variant is expected to increase staff absences in the new year, meaning that the demand for Supply Teachers and Support Staff will be higher than ever. Those who are recently retired, or trained as a teacher and moved career, are being called to consider whether they can find even a day a week for the spring term to help protect face-to-face education. Opus Education Recruitment are calling all Teachers and Support Staff to Register Now to aid schools in Devon and Cornwall. Whether you can spare a day a week or a full 5 days, your schools need you.

Registering with Opus Education Recruitment:

1.      Register your Interest

2.      Attend a Virtual Interview with one of our Safer Recruitment Trained Consultants.

3.      Complete the Opus Education Recruitment Registration Form

4.      Complete Opus Education Recruitment Vetting Checks

5.      Complete the Opus Education Recruitment Safeguarding Training Package

Now more than ever our schools need you, whether you are a Former Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Receptionist or just want to help in schools, we want to hear from you!


I have no experience in Schools, can I help?

Yes, you can! Experience is not compulsory for signing up for work as a TA or Support Staff with Opus Education Recruitment

Personal Specification and Qualifications Overview:


  • GSCE Maths and English (Grade C or Above) or Equivalent

  • Right to Work in the UK

  • Sense of personal drive and ambition

  • High levels of energy and enthusiasm

  • Approachability, openness, and integrity

  • Resilient individual

  • A good sense of humour and good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Absolute discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality

Not ready to work in a school or need a refresh?

Opus Education recruitment offer comprehensive training for new and former Teaching Assistants and Support Staff.

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