The working world is changing for the professional workforce and the school sector has been dragging its feet to catch up. There seems to be lots of well-intentioned initiatives that are trying to identify and tackle the issue of teacher retention.
GCSE exam results day is a milestone; marking the passage from one phase of education to the next. It offers me the chance to celebrate with children who have achieved what they never thought possible, and offer reassurance to those who are disappointed.
In what has been a somewhat turbulent year in the world of education, many are eager to return to the classroom to gain some normality. However there are many useful lessons to be learned from lockdown, and here are just a few…
The Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, has accepted all the recommendations from the independent School Teachers’ Review Body to raise the starting salary for new teachers by 5.5% and increase the upper and lower boundaries of the pay ranges for all other teachers by 2.75%.
You may be interested in embarking on a career in teaching but are unsure of how much teachers get paid? The Department for Education (DfE) has said salaries for new teachers are set to rise to £30,000 by 2022-23, and the move would make starting salaries for teachers among the most competitive in the graduate labour market.
The UK government has stated that it may be in a position to begin the phased reopening of schools to get primary pupils back into school, in stages, beginning with reception, Year 1 and Year 6 from June 1st.
The next couple of months will be uncharted territory for the education profession. There will be a range of challenges already identified and new obstacles will arise. School staff, pupils, parents and local communities will have lots of concerns and questions over the coming months.
With the vital role of schools and teachers at the forefront of public debate during the COVID-19 pandemic what will be the impact on teacher recruitment and retention in the future?
Will we see people who have been made redundant from other sectors entering the teaching profession?