There’s something slightly irritating about organisations lining up to tell schools and school leaders what we could do to reduce workload. I’m not a fan of the working group, subsequent report or poster approach to reducing workload; not convinced a video is going to do it for me either. Always better to remove the plank in your own eye before trying to remove the splinter in someone else’s. Continue reading
The cumulative effect of annually missing recruitment targets to Initial Teacher Training and chronically poor retention means if you don’t love the teachers you’ve got another school will be more than happy to welcome them. I’ve always maintained that we can’t recruit our way out of the pending crisis; retention will be the key to having a full staffing establishment in the years ahead.