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Teacher trainers blast DfE for hiding allocation data

The government is under fire for its “unprecedented” refusal to reveal the full allocations for next year’s initial teacher...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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National College no longer approves teacher training providers

The government has stripped more powers from the National College for Teaching and Leadership, telling schools to submit requests...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Just 54 citizenship teachers were trained this year

The number of new citizenship teachers in England has plummeted since 2010, prompting calls for a more “robust” approach...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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‘Great teaching is the opposite of what you learn in training’

The Department for Education’s former teacher in residence has claimed excellent teaching is the “direct opposite” of what he...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Two-year visa migrant teachers ease recruitment crisis

Schools are increasingly opting to employ migrant teachers on strict two year-only visas. The government’s Migration Advisory Committee (MAC)...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Flexible hours demand scuppers Return to Teaching pilot

One of the largest lead schools in the government’s “returner teachers” pilot says demands for flexible working scuppered the...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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The tick-box route to QTS: four hours’ assessment and no training

The number of teachers gaining qualified status (QTS) through an “assessment-only” route – involving about four hours of lesson...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Drop in trainee teachers, and 4 other key findings from ITT data

The Department for Education has released provisional figures for the number of trainee teachers recruited for this academic year....

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Pilot ‘Teach North’ scheme to boost school performance, report demands

The government needs to improve its teacher supply model and pilot a ‘Teach North’ training project to improve school...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker