Teach First ‘would be a historic shift’

Most think scheme won’t launch in Scotland, poll shows

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The decision on whether to allow Teach First into Scotland will be a seminal moment akin to Emmanuel Macron’s rise to power in France, according to an expert on the history of Scottish education.

But the education sector is split on whether the move will actually happen. While some predict that the introduction of a modified version of the fast-track teacher-training scheme is now almost certain, many others remain sceptical that Teach First will appear north of the border at all.

Professor Lindsay Paterson, of the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science, told Tes ...

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