Will Hazell

‘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?

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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 ...

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