Reuben Moore of Teach First looks at how giving teachers autonomy, supporting their development and enabling them to fulfil their sense of purpose can go a long way toward bringing out the best in teachers and getting them to stay on.
Building on last issue’s article on Acing the Leadership Interview, here we look at how sometimes the worst thing that can happen isn’t not getting a job you’ve applied for, but getting the wrong job. Jill Berry shows how you can avoid falling into that trap and what to do if you end up in a post that’s not right for you.
Ongoing problems with teacher recruitment and retention are having a crippling effect on many schools. Julie Ellins highlights a new apprenticeship programme that is creating solutions and helping new teachers get the support they need.
For all the DfE claims made about academisation freeing up education, the fact is that the professional discretion and judgement of teachers has been curtailed so much that it is destroying the ability of teachers to make creative responses to the needs of their students. Fiona Carnie makes a radical plea for change.