• Now Teach trainees get ready to celebrate QTS success

    Three in four of the older career-changers who joined the Now Teach programmme, co-founded last September by Financial Times journalist Lucy Kellaway, are still standing and will graduate with qualified teacher status this month. But 25 per cent of the cohort have deferred or quit, blaming schools’ “data-led, assessment-heavy culture”. Kellaway (pictured below) left her

    7.00 Jul. 14th, 2018 | News

  • Now Teach charity gets £350,000 DfE funding to expand into Hastings

    Now Teach, the organisation founded by former Financial Times journalist Lucy Kellaway to encourage professionals to become teachers later in life, is to receive £350,000 in government funding. Nick Gibb, the schools minister, has today announced that the money will allow the charity to expand out of London and start work in Hastings, one of

    0.01 Jan. 5th, 2018 | News

  • Lucy Kellaway, co-founder, Now Teach

    It is a cliché of modern times that awful education policies are followed by a plethora of so-called “open letters” in which sad teachers announce they are flouncing from the profession. “I cannot cope in this terrible job any longer,” they sign-off, pointing fingers as they go. In return, social media goes wild. On Sunday,

    5.00 Nov. 29th, 2016 | Features