Oh, and students could be forced to study maths until age 18 (no, we have no idea whether all the extra maths teachers will appear from either, given the current shortage).
If the government is going to recruit more teachers, it will need to
find a way to ensure mums and dads can combine work with parenthood,
according to the Policy Exchange thinktank. This week Geeta Aashish
Patel, assistant headteacher at Mount Grace school, writes about the difficulties parents face when returning to work – and what the government can do about it.
Also on the network this week, our Secret Teacher writes about the constant testing of children in the early years.
Although policy states that schools should be inclusive, rigid targets
mean this can’t happen in practice. She fears that the system is
crushing students’ confidence – and jeopardising their chances of
meeting their potential.