‘I switched to teaching so I could make a difference’
A new scheme urges City high-flyers to make a career swap into teaching. But how would they cope in the classroom? And what’s in it for them?
This autumn will bring the launch of a unique experiment. A simple question will be asked: do high-flyers from other careers make good teachers?
A new programme, Now Teach, will parachute high performers from the corporate world into challenging London schools.
Co-founded by Lucy Kellaway, a Financial Times journalist, its goal is to make a dent in the teacher recruitment crisis by redeploying senior professionals who have grown disillusioned with the rat-race.
Will City grandees be able to cut it in the classroom, and does the solution to the recruitment crisis lie in encouraging people ...