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UCAS teacher training applications data: 7 things we learned

Applications for teacher training have surged as the pandemic fuels interest in the profession, with new figures showing applicant...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Let schools hire NQTs on short-term deals to solve recruitment blockage

Schools should be given extra cash to appoint newly qualified teachers for short-term stints to cover any staff illnesses...

James Carr
James Carr
News

Three-in-four teachers feel they are less valued

Three quarters of teachers believe their work is less valued now than it was five years ago. According to...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Hinds defends extension of trainee teacher bursaries to more 2:2 graduates

The education secretary Damian Hinds has defended a move to relax the eligibility criteria for government teacher training bursaries,...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

A ‘marginal gains’ approach to teacher recruitment is not enough

Short-term tinkering after a decade of disruption will not reverse dwindling numbers, warns David Spendlove. The government needs to...

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DAVID SPENDLOVE
Opinion

Teacher supply agency fees are justified

Teacher recruitment agencies play a vital role in short-notice school staffing, argues Samantha Hurley, who says they deserve to...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
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Funding rules prevent MATs from building affordable homes for teachers

School leaders want to offer teachers accommodation to help solve the recruitment crisis, but, as ever, finding the money...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

Fixing the madness of the teacher transfer window

Welcome to recruitment silly season! It is the time of year when everyone wanting to move schools has to...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
Opinion

Five ways the DfE has damaged teacher recruitment

Teacher training has always been too important to dabble with, as the implications of not getting the very best...

Expert Contributor
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