• New specialist NPQ to focus on pupil wellbeing

    A new specialist qualification for “often overlooked” experienced teachers will focus on behaviour management and pupil wellbeing, Gavin Williamson said today. Speaking at the ASCL conference today, the education secretary announced details of two new national professional qualifications. One will help “train and develop teachers who are subject leads or responsible for improving teaching practice

    12.11 Mar. 13th, 2020 | News

  • Ministers mull planning rules change to create teacher housing

    The government is considering making it easier for schools to build on-site housing for teachers. In its teacher recruitment and retention strategy, the Department for Education has pledged to explore potential changes to planning rules if it identifies enough demand for teacher housing projects. At the same time, LocatEd, the DfE’s property arm, is in

    5.00 Feb. 2nd, 2019 | News

  • 'It will have a long-lasting impact' - Damian Hinds reflects on his new strategy

    Following the most important announcement of Damian Hinds’s political career to date, Schools Week accompanied the education secretary on a school visit in Kent to hear more about his lauded recruitment and retention strategy. A wide-ranging plan to tackle the growing crisis in teacher recruitment and retention will have a “long-lasting” impact, the education secretary

    5.00 Feb. 1st, 2019 | News

  • Recruitment and retention strategy pledges £130m for new teacher induction

    The education secretary has finally unveiled his teacher recruitment and retention strategy, pledging a £130 million reduced timetable and two-year training package for new teachers and an end to onerous floor and coasting schools standards. The strategy, which builds on a number of announcements made by Damian Hinds last year, will be published today, more

    0.01 Jan. 28th, 2019 | News