Training teachers to ‘transform’ education

A new route into the profession puts social justice at its heart and upends conventional wisdom by training teachers to work across both the primary and secondary sectors. Emma Seith finds out more

Smashing the barriers

Tell me what I need to know about you so I can be a good teacher.”

That was Anna Grant’s question to her new S1 class when she met them for the first time in June. It resulted in a girl telling her she was deaf in one ear after a series of infections and would benefit from sitting close to the front of the class. Two boys revealed that English was not their first language, and a third boy handed her a folded up Post-it note as he left the class. The piece of information he felt she needed to know to teach him well was this: both his parents were dead.

It was a powerful and insightful ...

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