Andreas Schleicher, education director at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), has urged the Scottish government to consider Teach First as one answer to teacher recruitment problems. There is much resistance in Scotland to Teach First’s fast-track training. But, writing in The Sunday Times, Mr Schleicher – a board member of Teach For All, a network of organisations including Teach First – said that “Teach First is now so attractive that it can recruit the most promising candidates, even where the general status of the teaching profession is in decline”.
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