Noticeboard articles by author : Julie Kitchen

Are you struggling to recruit teachers?

We are hearing from our colleagues in schools about their continuous struggle with recruiting teachers, across a range of subjects and phases. One solution that you now need to consider seriously is training your own teachers. Whilst there is a level of commitment required from your school – largely of staff time – the overall […]

Changing initial teacher training: our starter for 10…

The latest figures published by UCAS for initial teacher training show the number of applicants down 22%, almost 10,000, compared with the same time last year. Something needs to change to prevent this crisis from worsening. Here is our 10 point plan: Make initial teacher training more financially viable for trainees.  Unless trainees are able […]

Unqualified teachers – what next?

In 2012, Michael Gove permitted schools to hire professionals, such as musicians, scientists and engineers to teach even if the individual didn’t have qualified teacher status (QTS). According to research revealed last week by the shadow Education Secretary, Tristram Hunt, there are now 17,100 unqualified teachers in state-funded schools (a 16% rise in the last […]