The disgraceful teacher agency ploys must end

For any agencies milking the system for all its worth, Charlie Taylor has a warning: new tech could swing the balance of recruitment power back to heads

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Reforms to teacher training over the past few years have radically transformed the way that teachers are recruited and trained. The introduction of school-led teacher training programme School Direct has meant schools are now directly involved in the teacher-training process in a way that was unthinkable a few years ago. This means schools can recruit the teachers they want, choose the university they would like to work with and, crucially, decide on the content of the programme.

Historically, universities had seen teacher training as a good and reliable source of income and, more importantly, ...

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