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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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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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Could the recruitment crisis prompt action on the workload crisis?

Writing my piece for Friday’s Schools Week got me thinking about the strange possibility that by some perverse means, the upcoming recruitment crisis might in some cases contribute to addressing the current workload crisis. I know it sounds strange and is possibly a ridiculously optimistic interpretation, but bear with me. Our “Why Teach?” report showed …

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