The Trouble with Teacher Recruitment

Current educational headlines and social media posts talk of a crisis in teacher recruitment. Who will join a profession that seems to be haemorrhaging qualified educators every term? But what’s the real story? There must be a reason why people don’t feel attracted to our challenging but utterly rewarding profession. So what makes some wonderful... Continue Reading →

The Art of ‘Slow Teaching’

Back in 2002 the School of Education trained its first cohort of teachers. There were just 12 on the course. Sam Draper talks to one of those teachers - Judy Gracie, on going the distance and carving out a career in education. In this incredibly demanding profession, with its pressures to rise up the ladder... Continue Reading →

Women in Leadership – Is the tide turning?

Sam Draper talks to School of Education tutors to find out if they are seeing new trends in the schools they visit. Education has long been a female dominated profession, but suffered from the classical gender pay-gap and glass ceiling to leadership. In the current climate, with the DfE and Ofsted showing awareness of well-being,... Continue Reading →

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