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Not once, not twice, not thrice but five years in a row the government has failed in its teaching recruitment; adding even more pressure on schools. The last ten years has seen the highest rate of teachers leaving the teaching profession, this comes as a blow for the Conservatives who have failed to reach their… Read More

January 9, 2017


  The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) have released data to show January was the busiest month in the 2015-2016 academic year, with just over 21,000 registrations of interest in teaching; 14,000 of these were from people working in other industries. As people start to make changes and set out their new year’s… Read More

January 9, 2017

New Years Honour List 2017

    The New Year Honours list 2017 recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the UK. This year 1,197 people have received an award, each recipient exemplifying the very best of our nation, 10% of honours are for work in education. The proportion of medals handed to academy trust bosses… Read More

January 4, 2017


  Everyday schools rely on Supply Teachers to fulfil unexpected vacancies that arise. For over 10 years London Teaching Pool Ltd have built a reputable service in supplying teachers at very short notice to schools across London and the Home Counties. We rely on our supply teachers to consistently be skilled, reliable and deliver a… Read More

December 1, 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


In BBC One’s last episode of the Great British Bake Off, 31 year old Candice Brown was crowned the winner. The PE Teacher from Bedfordshire beat rivals Jane Beedle and Andrew Smyth in the royal-themed final. She says winning the Great British Bake Off is the “biggest moment of her life” and will change her… Read More

October 27, 2016 stressed teacher

Latest government figures have revealed of the 21,400 new teachers who began teaching in 2010, by 2015 30 percent (7,230) had left the profession to pursue a different career. These figures are a “damning record” of Michael Gove’s term as education secretary says the Liberal Democrats and warned that ministers must work with teachers to… Read More

October 25, 2016


  Education Secretary Justine Greening has confirmed pupils who fail tests at the end of primary school will not have to retake them and instead they would be offered support to catch up.  She has also promised there will be no new national tests or assessments for the next two years.   The spelling and… Read More

October 20, 2016