14 December 2017

Primary workforce gender divide

As a 24-year-old Primary NQT, there is one thing that separates me from the vast majority of my colleagues: I’m a man.

I am in my second NQT year and am fortunate to have benefitted from an exceptionally strong development programme as part of the Active Learning Trust. On that programme…

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12 December 2017

Using CPD as a tool to assist in the recruitment and retention of teaching staff


It is well documented that teacher recruitment and retention is a national challenge, and the problem is amplified in rural areas. Neale-Wade Academy, where I am Executive Principal, is located in such an area; specifically Fenland in Cambridgeshire                                       …

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