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Who will teach the T levels?

The government’s flagship technical qualifications have provided fresh impetus to address the declining numbers of FE teachers, with a flurry of schemes, training pathways and strategies aiming to entice new recruits. George Ryan looks at what is being done to avert the recruitment crisis

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From the moment she first stepped into a college classroom, Abigail Osei Owusu was hooked.

When, in her final year at university, she heard about a work experience programme that offered the opportunity to learn about teaching in the further education sector, she jumped at the chance of satisfying her curiosity about being a teacher.

“I was thinking of a career which would help me to give back and help others,” she says. “[In college] I could teach students of any age, both younger people and adults, as well as people with different backgrounds.

“The students were eager to learn and their ...

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