Changing the subject: why pushing pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to take more academic subjects may not be such a bad thing

Today, Sutton Trust published our report on the 300 secondary schools who transformed their curriculum between 2010 and 2013 in response to government policy, achieving a rise in the proportion of pupils entering the EBacc from 8% to 48%. Understanding the experiences of pupils in these schools gives us a little window on what might [...]

Do the stellar careers of the Teach First ambassadors who remain in teaching justify the costs of the programme?

Today two new pieces of research on teacher training routes are published. The Institute for Fiscal Studies have published a Nuffield-funded report, authored jointly with Education Datalab and NFER, that summarises the relative costs and benefits of the different teacher training routes. Separately, we have published a report on careers of Teach First Ambassadors who [...]

By | July 15th, 2016|Teacher careers|

The careers of Teach First Ambassadors who remain in teaching: job choices, promotion and school quality

In this report we explore the careers of former Teach First participants who choose to remain in state-funded schools as Ambassadors. We compare the career profiles of the 2008 to 2012 cohorts to a matched group of teachers who began a full-time Higher Education Institution led PGCE course at a same time and have similar [...]

By | July 15th, 2016|Reports, Teacher careers|

Linking ITT and workforce data: (Initial Teacher Training Performance Profiles and School Workforce Census)

This report gives some initial estimates of retention in the state-funded teaching workforce in England by teacher training route, as a proportion of all those first registering on an ITT course. We illustrate how this varies by region and teacher characteristics. We give lower and upper bound retention rate estimates, reflecting uncertainty inherent in the [...]

By | July 6th, 2016|Reports, Teacher careers|