The Teachers Re-engage Program has been established to actively partner with teachers who retired or resigned between 2019 and 2021. The program aims to increase the number of casual relief teachers in NSW public schools, by reconnecting with our valued former employees.
NSW teachers have received the largest pay increase for teachers in three decades, meaning there has never been a better time for retired or separated teachers to re-engage in employment as a casual, temporary or permanent teacher with the NSW Department of Education. The department will also fund the $100 NESA accreditation fee in 2024 for eligible retired teachers returning to the profession.
The department is dedicated to assisting returning teachers to best understand their employment preferences. Case managers will work collaboratively with teachers and schools to achieve the best outcomes. Great teachers play a vital role in improving student outcomes so we look forward to re-engaging with our experienced teachers.
To find out how best you can support our schools, select below the pathway that is most appropriate to you.
You can sign up to ClassCover and begin immediately. If you are already registered on ClassCover, ensure your profile and availability is up to date. Schools will then be able to contact you regarding casual work in line with operational demands.
Alternatively, please reach out to the program team for support via email at email@example.com, including your full name, date of birth, NESA number and department serial number (if applicable and known), and our dedicated support team will provide assistance.
The department can assist with your accreditation and fast-track approval to teach. Email firstname.lastname@example.org including your full name, date of birth, NESA number and department serial number (if applicable and known) and our dedicated support team will provide assistance.
Learn more about how you can re-engage as a casual teacher on ClassCover, or visit the website for advice on different employment types. You can also review the mandatory training requirements for teaching and school-based staff.