New TTA chief calls for 'radical' change
Ralph Tabberer, Department for Education and Employment senior adviser in the standards and effectiveness unit, said as his new role was announced that people would be encouraged to spend just a few years teaching during more flexible, varied careers.
"There will be a challenge five years down the road when we'll have to ask ourselves whether we need to look at recruitment even more radically," he told The TES.
He said: "We have to make it possible for people to come in and give some very enthusiastic, energetic years. There's a bit of the teacher in all of us ... we can do quite well to get people fired up to teach for 10 years of their career rather than the whole thing."