Committee report finds school teacher shortage.
In order to raise the status of the teaching profession, and improve retention, teachers must be entitled to high-quality, relevant continuing professional development throughout their careers. This must include a focus on subject-specific knowledge and skills to allow teachers to continually develop their practice and to create future leaders. The College of Teaching will play an important role in this, and we will continue to support and monitor its development. The Government should consider targeted funding and a central statement of annual entitlement for continuing professional development.
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After being diagnosed with cancer aged 24, Becki, a teacher, encourages young people to seek medical advice if they notice a change in their bodies. Read about Becki’s experience, and advice at:
Rio Ferdinand, at Oxford University, speaks about how setting goals helps you to achieve your objectives.
Ever suffered from disturbed sleep? Here is an interesting interview with Professor Russell Foster about sleep and its importance. 💤
As Robin Alexander states, students will not learn to think for themselves if their teachers are expected merely to do as they are told.
Bill Lucas and Guy Claxton are calling for changes in education which need your support. Instead of constantly worrying about tests and assessments, students need to build their confidence, develop curiosity, work in collaboration with others, use communication effectively, be creative, show commitment to their learning and develop craftsmanship. Seven Cs are highlighted in a book entitled ‘Educating Ruby‘ written by Guy Claxton and Bill Lucas. In the book, the authors make suggestions about how change in schools may come about. This must be a cause worth helping. Join Britain’s biggest education conversation and begin to make a positive difference by linking to:
Professor Guy Claxton highlights how small changes make a big difference.