Teaching is incredibly difficult to master. It is a craft; the classroom is the canvas and the outcome is …

It doesn’t matter if you’re Stephen Hawking, no amount of academic qualifications or subject knowledge will guarantee you’ll succeed in the classroom, writes this history teacher “Teach first, learn later” seems to be the new trend in teacher training. In recent years, the Schools Direct route into teaching has usurped its university-based counterpart as the chief path into teaching for graduates. But, is this helping or hindering teacher recruitment and retention? Currently, a large proportion of teachers are quitting in the first five years and this looks set to increase (the exact numbers are very much debated). But is there something about the way we are training teachers which is impacting on retention rates? The flagbearer for this new era of “learning on the job” is Teach First. They recently…


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