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Teacher training and the ‘problem of more’ – how do we scale up without sacrificing quality?

Clare Brooks.  As schools begin a new term, many headteachers are faced with chronic gaps in their staffing. It is at this time of year that the teacher shortage is most keenly felt. At the same time teacher education and

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Posted in Education policy, Leadership and management, 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

Adult GCSEs, anyone? We need qualifications that really work for students and employers

Brian Creese, NRDC (National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy) I spent a very interesting day a couple of weeks ago at the IOE London Region Post-14 Network Research and Policy Working Day. A very healthy gathering

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education
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