March 2019

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Education Endowment Foundation: new initiatives to improve teacher education

07 Mar
By m.fincher
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has launched three new initiatives focused on improving teacher retention – including a large trial looking at the effectiveness of different teaching training routes. Teacher recruitment and retention, particularly in the most disadvantaged schools and areas, is one of the most critical issues facing the English education system. Government targets for teacher recruitment have been missed for six consecutive years, and a third of new teachers leave within the first five years of joining the profession.