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QUALIFIED TEACHERS NEEDED IN NURSERIES

There is a call for qualified teachers to be hired in all nurseries. This may not be a bad thing considering the fact that going by my very own personal experience being taught by a qualified teacher at a very early age seems to give the child an academic advantage. Save the Children have stated “Toddlers need qualified teachers to prevent them being ‘set back decades’,

THE ROLE OF RECRUITMENT AGENCIES

Recently there have been comments made regarding the roles of Recruitment Agencies and whether they are a good thing or are they just aiding the shortage of good available teachers. We recently came across an article by Daryl Mydat that embodies exactly how we at Oliver Parkes feel.

MEN PREFER WORKING IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

The proportion of men in postgraduate routes for primary teaching has increased since 1998 (see table above) from 14 to 17 per cent. In contrast, the proportion of men training to be secondary teachers has dropped by eight percentage points.

According to The Good Teacher Training Guide 2015 also found the top three training providers were school-based. The guide was produced by Alan Smithers and Mandy-Diana Coughlan from the Centre for Education and Employment Research (CEER),

STATE SCHOOLS TO BE TURNED INTO ACADEMIES

In a post by John Dickens: “A swell of uprising is growing against the government’s plan to turn all schools into academies with petitions reaching more than 100,000 signatures and demonstrators hitting the streets.A series of rallies are also being held across the country. That includes a “Hands off our Schools” demonstration organised by the National Union of Teachers which is due to take place outside the Department for Education’s London offices on Wednesday”.