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High-flyers tackle teaching

Politicians, journalists and company directors were this week acting as teachers in London schools to promote the Teach First initiative. Those who took their place in the classroom included Charles Kennedy, Liberal Democrat leader; education ministers Stephen Twigg and David Miliband, and senior staff from oil company Shell and finance firm Capital One.

Teach First, which has been running for two years, gives high-flying graduates six-weeks training before placing them straight into the classroom.

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