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New teaching apprenticeship will be a win-win, say schools

Scheme aims to boost recruitment and attract people from less affluent backgrounds to the profession

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Heads are to ask the government to tackle staffing shortages by approving the first apprenticeship for teachers.

The scheme would allow A-level students to join the profession without going to university. It is being proposed by the Teaching Schools Council, which believes that a teaching apprenticeship could play a crucial role in attracting people from less affluent backgrounds into the profession.

Teaching Schools Council member Stephen Munday told TES that it was hoped that the apprenticeship could help schools in more disadvantaged areas to recruit staff.

“I can see how that for some ...

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