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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.
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NFER Annual Report: the Teacher Labour Market in England (February 2019)

25 Feb
By m.fincher
A copy of the report can be accessed here: https://www.nfer.ac.uk/teacher-labour-market-in-england-annual-report-2019/ NFER’s first annual report on the state of the teacher workforce measures the key indicators of the teacher labour market and teachers’ working conditions. The recruitment, development and retention of teachers and school leaders is a crucial underpinning for a successful education system. However, England’s school system faces a substantial and growing challenge of ensuring there are sufficient numbers of high-quality teachers employed in schools.
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DFE: ‘Becoming a Teacher’ digital services

14 Feb
By m.fincher
Please see the announcement from the DFE below, which is an update to the latest Teacher Recruitment Bulletin: ‘The teacher recruitment and retention strategy announced that we would make it easier for great people to become teachers. We will be introducing new digital systems that will be easier to use and designed to better meet the needs of potential trainees. The first of our services, Find Postgraduate Teacher Training, launched in October 2018.