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Teaching Should Not Be Job for Life, Says Think-Tank

Magazine article Public Finance

Teaching Should Not Be Job for Life, Says Think-Tank

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Teaching should not be viewed as a career for life but as something talented people can easily move in and out of, a centre-Right think-tank has suggested.

Policy Exchange said this week that more high-calibre graduates and professionals should be encouraged into teaching.

The Jury 28 report, More good teachers, recommended replacing undergraduate teacher training courses with a suite of schoolbased courses for students and those considering a change of career. The courses would be on the job', allowing trainees to earn while they learn.

The think-tank claims the current course attracts academically weak applicants.

Senior managers and professionals planning to move into teaching would be able to join a school's senior management board while they trained to teach, the report suggested.

Sam Freedman, Policy Exchange's head of education research and co-author of the report said teaching needed to be made more appealing to the best graduates. …

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