• Schools forced to rethink teacher training after 'short-sighted' grant cut

    Schools are being forced to rethink whether their entire teacher training programmes are “viable” after the government took an axe to the level of teacher training bursaries and grants from next year. All bursaries previously offered to teacher trainees in shortage subjects have either been reduced or scrapped, while the much-vaunted early-career payments of up

    13.00 Oct. 16th, 2020 | News

  • Greening wants trainee teachers to experience more school placements

    School Direct teacher training “needs to be longer” if trainees are to get the experience across different schools that Justine Greening has said she wants to see. The education secretary told delegates at the SCHOOLS NorthEast summit in Newcastle last week that she wanted trainees to “work in a number of different settings” so they

    5.00 Oct. 21st, 2016 | News

  • The good, the bad and the teacher recruitment stats

    There are reasons to be cheerful; teacher numbers are up, for starters. But the School Workforce Census for last year shows that recruiting and retaining a top quality workforce is still a major challenge The School Workforce Census (SWF) is the main source of information on school staffing in England. It provides detailed statistics, such

    6.30 Jul. 10th, 2015 | Opinion

  • University-led teacher training should be valued, not derided

    The transfer of initial teacher training numbers to the School Direct programme has all the makings of a crisis in future teacher supply There is no doubt that Michael Gove’s reforms to teacher education have left new Education Secretary Nicky Morgan with a dilemma. On the one hand, some of her colleagues still regard university

    7.30 Oct. 26th, 2014 | Opinion