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LKMco welcomes DfE’s announcement of new teaching internships

LKMco welcomes the Department for Education’s announcement today of new teaching internships for undergraduates in their last year at university. The announcement provides an evidence-based response to the finding in LKMco and Pearson’s 2015 report “Why Teach?” that ‘accidental’ entry to the teaching profession was surprisingly common. The report described accidental entries as examples of becoming ‘hooked …

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Teachers and professional development: Where’s the appetite for CPD?

On a panel for the Education Policy Institute at last week’s Festival of Education I spoke about teacher professional development. I highlighted a key conundrum that must be solved if we are to raise the bar, both in terms of teachers’ access to development opportunities, and the quality of these opportunities. I call this conundrum …

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Why Teach? Tackling the recruitment and retention crisis

As teacher recruitment gets tougher the need for evidence on how schools and policy makers can attract and retain teachers gets greater. LKMco and Pearson have therefore worked with CAM Productions to put together a short film featuring teachers and leaders from around the country as well as key findings from the major study “Why Teach?” …

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Teacher recruitment: The marketing mix

I don’t think business studies is on the government’s current ‘subjects we like‘ hit parade. It’s certainly not in the Ebacc, however at last night’s SSAT event, Matt Hood, of Heysham High reminded us why it matters when it comes to one of the DfE’s biggest upcoming headaches: teacher recruitment. Inspired by Matt – and as the proud …

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