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‘Loss of self’ and the accountability culture: why teachers are leaving the profession at a worrying rate

Jane Perryman.  I used to be a teacher and, like so many others, I left the profession. Perhaps this is why I’m so interested in finding out more about the long-standing problem of teacher attrition. Why do so many qualified

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Posted in accountability and inspection, Teachers and teaching assistants, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Teacher shortages: are a handful of schools a big part of the problem?

Sam Sims and Rebecca Allen.   We recently met a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT), let’s call her Ellen, who had been delighted to get their first teaching job in a North London primary school deemed outstanding by Ofsted. She arrived on

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Posted in Research matters, Teachers and teaching assistants

Transforming teaching as a career choice: what would be on your wish list?

IOE Events. Next up in our ‘What if…’ debates series was the matter of the teaching profession: What if… we wanted to transform teaching as a career choice?. To address this question we had union and think tank representatives in

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Posted in IOE debates, Leadership and management, Teachers and teaching assistants

TIMSS 2015: do teachers and leaders in England face greater challenges than their international peers?

Toby Greany and Christina Swensson.  This is the third in a series of blogs that delve below the headline findings from the 2015 Trends in International Maths and Science Study (TIMSS)[1]. In this blog, we focus on how the perceptions

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Posted in International comparisons, Leadership and management, Teachers and teaching assistants

Is the solution to the teacher supply crisis already in our classrooms?

Rob Webster.  This week, The Economist carried an article on how education systems globally are improving the quality of teaching by looking inside “the ‘black box of the production process’ – or what others might call the classroom’.” It concludes

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Posted in Education policy, Teachers and teaching assistants
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