The Researchers in Schools programme has seen some success in recruiting PHD graduates into the teaching profession with the promise of a four day week.

It has been announced that academic and parliamentary adviser Professor Becky Francis has been enrolled as director of research at the Institution of Education (IoE).

Only 28 ex-servicemen have retrained to become qualified teachers as part of the Troops to Teachers scheme.

Education think tank LKMco and examination board Pearson have partnered up to produce a short film aimed at stemming the teacher recruitment crisis.

Oil and gas workers in the North Sea industry who become unemployed as a result of the industry’s downturn could be given the chance to retrain as teachers.

Prime Minister David Cameron has attended the first of four apprenticeship events being held in Thames Valley in a bid to boost apprenticeships in the area.

It has been understood that Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is exploring the possibility of appointing an expert from the US as the next head of schools inspectorate Ofsted.

According to the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), teacher shortages mean classroom support staff are regularly completing duties that should be carried out by qualified teachers.

Skills Minister Nick Boles and Nadhim Zahawi MP, apprenticeship adviser to the Prime Minister, are among a number of MPs introducing the ‘100 in 100 apprenticeship campaign’.

The National Teaching Services (NTS) pilot has been launched to encourage talented teachers to apply to work in schools across the North West that are struggling to attract the specialist staff they require.

A study published by the Future Leaders Trust (FLT) has found that an extra 1,000 head teachers are likely to be needed over the next five years, causing further concerns in the school leadership recruitment shortage.

Teach First has launched a new recruitment advert aimed at recruiting potential career-changers to challenging schools.

Young professionals will be targeted to retrain as teachers in some of the UK’s toughest schools as part of a new recruitment drive from Teach First.

The government has launched a scheme to provide expert employment support to young people in schools.

Six teaching unions have warned that a national teaching crisis is fast approaching as government limits to teachers’ pay and ‘real terms cuts’ to school budgets risk undermining standards.


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