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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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Birds of a feather cluster together: The “Why Teach?” teacher types

One of the most exciting things about the “Why Teach?” project that we are publishing today in association with Pearson, is the sheer breadth and depth of the data collected. With over 1,000 respondents answering almost 100 questions on their motivations for teaching, it’s one of the most comprehensive and contemporary sources of information on teachers …

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Policy First Education Debate

I chaired a ridiculously fun and interesting debate last night at LKMco’s London home, The Ship of Adventures. It featured Katherine Birbalsingh of Michaela Community School, Jonathan Clifton of the IPPR, Natasha Porter from Policy Exchange, Peter Henderson of the EEF and Jake Curtis of Jamie’s Farm. As a chair you’re supposed to facilitative rather …

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