The Learning Renaissance

Teacher Recruitment and Retention

I often make a distinction between working in a company and being a teacher. In this case I don’t see a distinction… the principles of teacher retention revolve around these … Continue reading

July 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Careers lessons push up GCSE grades | BBC News

Teenagers taught about the world of work are more motivated to get higher GCSE results, say researchers. A careers charity study found pupils who heard directly from employers about the … Continue reading

May 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Careers of Passion

An interesting article validating research that most teachers could confirm from their own experience… that passion is as important as subject knowledge in supporting young people in developing excellent careers. … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Drop in teacher training recruits revealed | BBC News

There are fears it could get even tougher to recruit teachers after a drop in the number of trainees on courses in England. The latest figures show a 7% drop … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Government ‘must act to improve careers provision’ | BBC News

Ministers are accused of “burying their heads in the sand” over the poor state of careers advice for teenagers in schools in England. The House of Commons Sub-Committee on Education, … Continue reading

November 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

School-leavers ‘lack essential workplace skills’ | BBC News

Most school-leavers do not have the basic skills needed for work, according to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. A survey by the business group has found … Continue reading

November 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thousands of courses to be scrapped in vocational shake-up | BBC News

Some 20,000 vocational courses are to be scrapped and replaced with 15 new qualifications for teenagers in England under new government plans. Sixteen-year-olds will have to choose between academic and … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

Preparing Learners for the Future…

  The unprecedented rate of technological change causes real problems for the school curriculum. The school curriculum, is, by its very nature, conservative as it carries all the government’s and … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · Leave a comment