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Prime Minister announces £3,000 ‘levelling up premium’ to incentivise teachers into high-need areas

Iin his speech [Wednesday 6 October] at the Conservative Party Conference, the Prime Minister @BorisJohnson announced a £3,000 ‘levelling up premium’ to entice maths, physics, chemistry and computing teachers to take jobs in schools serving disadvantaged areas.

Diversity in A level subjects taken by students has fallen significantly over last decade, impeding career opportunities

Students’ subject choices at A level have become “exceedingly narrow”, with young people less likely than ever to take up a variety of subjects, a new report warns. The study from the Education Policy Institute (@EduPolicyInst), commissioned by the Royal Society, finds that the proportion of students with A and AS levels or equivalent covering at least three of the main subject groups such as humanities, sciences, maths and languages, has now halved since 2010.

Giving teachers an entitlement to quality training would cost the government less than 1 per cent of total spending on schools, report finds

A new report from the Education Policy Institute (@EduPolicyInst), commissioned by @WellcomeTrust, finds that giving teachers a formal entitlement to high-quality training and development would only cost the government an extra £210m in funding a year. 

Pupils in Northern Ireland lead the way among UK nations

A new report from the Education Policy Institute (@EduPolicyInst), funded by the Nuffield Foundation (@NuffieldFound), provides new insights into the educational outcomes of pupils in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland since devolution. 

Labour warns of teacher exodus post-Covid as Tory failures drive record numbers of new teachers out of the profession

Schools are facing mass departures of teaching staff after the pandemic, as new analysis from Labour reveals that even before Covid more newly-qualified teachers were leaving schools than ever before

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