• Government spent £205k on doomed National Teaching Service

    The government spent £205,000 on its doomed National Teaching Service project before the pilot was even launched, Schools Week can exclusively reveal. Documents released by the government in response to a parliamentary question by the former shadow education secretary Lucy Powell also show that 13 of the scheme’s participants withdraw their applications ahead of the pilot, which was

    17.11 Dec. 2nd, 2016 | News

  • National Teaching Service cancelled after just 24 accept places

    The government has scrapped its flagship National Teaching Service after admitting it did not get enough recruits for its plan to parachute elite teachers into struggling schools in the north west. Figures exclusively released to Schools Week under the freedom of information act today show that just 24 teachers had accepted jobs in the scheme

    17.39 Dec. 1st, 2016 | News

  • Ministers told to 'come clean' over national teaching service

    Ministers must “come clean” over recruitment figures for a landmark scheme to parachute elite teachers into struggling schools, say union leaders, as questions swirl around the scheme two months before its launch. The government is yet to reveal how many applications it has received for the National Teaching Service (NTS) scheme aimed at tackling recruitment

    5.00 Nov. 11th, 2016 | News