James Westhead

Teaching loses out as Gen Z pursues a flexible career arc

Work experience, paid internships, job switches – the system is not set up to offer these to potential recruits

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The ongoing challenges of recruiting and retaining teachers in Scotland has been in the headlines recently. But Scotland is not alone in facing these issues and we at Teach First believe there are lessons to learn from countries across the globe.

The Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee recently invited Teach First to provide evidence to its inquiry into teacher workforce planning. They wanted us to build on our experience of recruiting prospective teachers in England and Wales, although many of our lessons are also drawn from our partners further afield.

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