Schools 'need elite teaching graduates'
February 03 2011
Secondary schools should have at least some teachers who graduated from elite universities.
This is the opinion of former schools minister Lord Adonis, who said it is "very difficult to send students on to top universities unless you have a certain proportion of your teachers who come from those universities themselves".
According to the Guardian, he addressed the Academies Association conference in London today (February 3rd) saying: "You need a good mix of teachers, of course, at any successful school, but you cannot be a successful school unless you at least have a certain proportion of your teachers who have themselves come from leading universities in to which you intend to send your best students.
"Far too many schools, a good proportion in the bottom half of comprehensives, and still quite a few academies have no Oxbridge teachers and very few from leading universities."
The government confirmed earlier this week that secondary school teacher training numbers are to be slashed this year.
Bursaries for those teaching subjects such as art, English and geography are also set to be axed.
News brought to you by TimePlan, the UK's FIRST for teaching jobs
Want to know more about teaching in the UK?
From : 03/09/2013 to 25/10/2013
Are you a qualified Design & Technology Teacher
A Fantastic Design Technology role has now become available in the Dartford area.
Commencing in September this Academy is looking for an enthusiastic qualified teacher to teach Design &...
Read more about Design & Technology Teaching job in Kent
From : 02/09/2013 to 20/12/2013
Are you a qualified Biology Teacher?
TimePlan Education is looking for a qualified Science teacher to cover a Biology maternity cover at an outstanding boys grammar school in Bromley, Kent. This Biology teaching job will commence in September 2...
Read more about Biology Teaching job in Bromley
From : 02/09/2013 to 24/07/2014
TimePlan have a fantastic job available now that is perfect for you if you are an enthusiastic Teacher of English! Candidates need to be qualified to teach English to KS3 and KS4. This high achieving school in Merton is seeking an English Teacher ...
Read more about English Teaching job in Merton
Browse by Topics
Browse by Location
Browse by Subject