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Time to end complacency on teacher recruitment and retention

Time to end complacency on teacher recruitment and retention: Today’s Education Select Committee report on recruitment and retention uses data from LKMco and Pearson’s “Why Teach?” study to highlight the key role workload plays in driving teachers from the profession. Lead author of the study and Director of the education think-tank LKMco, Loic Menzies welcomed …

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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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So it’s not JUST teacher quality?

Thankfully, the argument over teacher quality seems to be making good headway with many (most?) people now recognising teacher quality as the most important factor in improving education. I have long argued in favour of this view but this article by Ellie Herman, an American charter school introduced a worthwhile caveat. My enthusiasm for Ellie’s article …

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