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Martin Shevill

Mitigating The Impact of COVID-19 on NQTs

School closure due to COVID-19 has reduced the training time for those on ITT courses by over one third. Not surprisingly, feedback is suggesting that many trainees are feeling less confident than they would have been about their new role as an NQT from September. This comes at a time when the behaviour of some pupils returning after a long period of absence may present more challenges. This article considers how schools or trusts might modify their induction processes to support this new intake. NTA (National Teacher Accreditation) will be providing more guidance to schools in relation to this. Other Appropriate Bodies may also be sharing ideas.

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Sam Twiselton

NQTs and COVID-19 – Challenges and Opportunities

COVID-19 has brought so many different challenges in so many shapes and levels of stress for everyone working in the education sector. Those who are about...

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Sir David Carter

Tough Times Don’t Last – Tough Teams Do!

March 2020 will be seen as a watershed moment for education in this country. It was the moment that concerns about public exams, the new inspection framework...

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David Gooda

Succession Planning and Leadership Recruitment: a Crisis Not to be Wasted?

Trust boards discover they have a leadership vacancy in one of two ways. But whether planned or unexpected, it’s a supremely valuable moment, where the...

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Ben White

Exploring Teacher Workload

Since the publication of Making Data Work (the DfE Workload Advisory Group’s report on data use and workload) I have been invited in to explore workload...

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Mandy Coalter, LLB, FCIPD

Creating A Great Place to Work

Despite all the turbulence around us with the election, Brexit, new Ofsted framework, education funding and so on, as we start the new year one issue remains...

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Sarah Haythornthwaite

Closing the Reading Gap

As education leaders, but also as parents, I think we can all agree that reading is at the heart of all learning. So I found it encouraging that, since...

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Leila Mactavish

Ark Teacher Training – Nurturing Early Career Teachers

Teaching is stimulating. You use your brain in numerous ways: as an academic, a communicator, a parent and an actor. Teaching makes your synapses fizz...

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Alison Peacock

The Need For a Strong Professional Culture in Teaching – At Every Level of the System

How do people react when you tell them you work in teaching? Do they look at you with respect and admiration, celebrating your work to benefit the future...

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Sam Twiselton

A Potential Paradigm Shift in the Way Teachers Begin Their Professional Journey

It’s good timing to be writing for Trust as new teachers are very much on my mind right now. I have recently started chairing the DfE expert group that...

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Marie Hamer

Trusts in the Driving Seat to Take on the Teacher Retention Crisis

Every trust executive needs to prioritise taking care of their teachers and leaders. The evidence on exit rates shows that we cannot afford not to do ...

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David Weston

Leading a Self-Improving Workforce: 3 Great Opportunities for MATs with the New NPQs

As part of a huge swathe of policy on teacher recruitment, retention and development, the government has announced a new suite of National Professional...

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Leora Cruddas

The Importance of the Teachers

Last month, the Department for Education launched the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy, and the Early Career Framework (ECF). There was an astonishing...

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Cal Scutt

Supporting Early Career Teachers: Priorities, Practice and Policy Direction

The challenge the sector faces in teacher recruitment and retention needs little introduction; increasing pupil numbers, fewer teachers joining the profession,...

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Sir David Carter

My ambitions for my new role with Ambition School Leadership and the Institute for Teaching

I wanted to join Ambition School Leadership and the Institute for Teaching (IfT) for the opportunity to work alongside people I trust and respect. Also...

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