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Monthly Archives: November 2016


The winner of The Great British Bake Off 2016 Candice Brown has made the agonising decision to quit her job as a PE teacher to pursue the “amazing baking opportunities” she has been offered since winning the series.   The 31-year-old, who beat Jane Beedle and Andrew Smyth in the final, shocked pupils when she… Read More

November 22, 2016


A scheme to tempt successful business professionals into second careers as classroom teachers has been launched by Now Teach. The recruitment problems have gotten worse year after year, this year four out of five schools have struggled to fill vacancies and the latest government figures showed that nearly a third of teachers who entered the… Read More

November 21, 2016

Picture: Left to Right – John Pienaar (Patchwork Patron), Mr Speaker (Patchwork Patron), Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Siddiq Musa (KPMG ) & Sir Martyn Lewis (Patchwork Patron)

For the second year in a row Education Secretary Justine Greening has been named overall MP of the year in recognition of her work with deprived, minority and under-represented communities. The award was presented by the Patchwork Foundation and recognises the work Ms Greening has done with local community organisations such as Regenerate, the National… Read More

November 4, 2016