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Is Jose Mourinho the answer to the teacher retention crisis?

Quality coaching could help to stop teachers from quitting, but it needs to be based on solid evidence of what works in schools – not histrionics, writes Alex Quigley

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If you had to pick your favourite sports coach, who would it be? Would it be the suave and successful Pep Guardiola? Or perhaps it would be the charismatic Team GB netball coach Tracey Neville? Maybe you like a bit of controversy and your choice would be the interminably annoyed Jose Mourinho.

No doubt every reader can recognise a famous sporting coach, but if you are really lucky, you’re a teacher who has benefited from some high-quality coaching of your own from a trained colleague.

Over the past year and more, research evidence has been stacking up in the corner of coaching in education ...

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