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Covid recruitment boost sees government meet trainee teacher target for first time in 8 years

The number of people starting initial teacher training courses in England rose by 23 per cent this year, new...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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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...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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1 in 5 new teachers not employed in state schools within 16 months of qualifying

Nearly a fifth of teachers were not teaching in a state-funded school in England within 16 months of qualifying,...

Kathryn Snowdon
Kathryn Snowdon
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School-led teacher training routes pull further ahead

The proportion of trainee teachers that took the government’s favoured school-led route into the profession increased again last year,...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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‘Strengthened’ QTS proposals will cost at least £336 million

Schools need at least £336 million more per year to pay for the government’s proposed changes to teacher induction,...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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DfE ‘looking at’ resilience measure for trainee teachers

A Bradford teacher-training organisation has reduced drop-out rates by screening applicants for their resilience. The wastage rate of teacher...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Teach First increases trainee numbers more in south than north

Teach First has made progress placing trainees in the north of England but is still struggling in some areas,...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Ofqual investigates examiners’ experience and background

Ofqual is surveying examiners on their background amid fears from teachers that some lack the experience to mark scripts...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Teacher apprenticeship providers get fast-track treatment

Thirty-six teacher-training organisations have been approved to deliver apprenticeships after the Department for Education opened a secret application window...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden