NEWS Teacher recruitment is in crisis, says NAHT eacher recruitment is in crisis, says NAHT

In response to the TUC report published recently which shows that high numbers of teaching and educational professionals are working unpaid overtime, school leaders’ union, PaulWhiteman, general secretary of school leaders’ union, NAHT,

said: “Our Leaky Pipeline report showed that teacher recruitment is in crisis.We need to see more work being done to attract and r etain people who want to become teachers and school leaders. On a good day, there's no better profession to be in. The trouble is, our teachers work longer hours, for lessmoney compared to their peers around the world. The recruitment pipeline is leaking at both ends. Currently, too few graduates choose teaching as a career and too many experienced teachers leave the profession prematurely.

“In the last year, two thirds (66 per cent) of school leaders said they were aware o f some of

their staff having left the teaching profession, for reasons other than retirement. The top two reasons cited were workload (84 per cent o f respondentsmentioned this) and achieving a better work-life balance (83 per cent of respondentsmentioned this).

“The governmentmustmake the changes necessary to ensure a workforce that can deliver the best education for all. This should be the focus of all our attention, to attract and retain teachers, pay themproperly, treat themwell and respect their need for a pro per work-life balance. ”

Scholarship launched for talented Cornish performers

Schol arship launc hed for talented Cornish performers

A school in Truro, Cornwall, is teaming up with a local dance company in order to offer more opportunities for talented young performers.

Polwhele House School has launched a new performing arts scholarship in partnership with Jason Thomas Performing Arts, meaning talented performers in the region could be eligible for a bursary plus a range of other opportunities.

The scholarship was launched to complement the wide range of opportunities in dance, music, drama and musical theatre at the school.

Headmaster of Polwhele House, AlexMcCullough, is delighted to offer the opportunity, saying :

“It is important to us at Polwhele House to recognise talent in the arts alongside academic achievements.We offer a range of opportunities for our children – including tuition, lessons and extra- curricular sessions and our regular performances are always well received.We hope the scholarship will promote the importance of the and help talented children achieve their aspirations.” ip will allow pupils to receive over 8 hours of tuition in per week, alongside representing the school in d performances, participate in workshops with evelop their leadership skills and per sonal

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Gosforth school champions sporting stars of the futur

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A budding Olympic gymnast, winning golfer and seasoned sailor are just some of the young sportswomen hailing fromWestfield School, achieving new heights in the region.

The independent school for girls in central Gosforth has a passion for sports and provides a dynamic in-school programme. It is helping to develop the next generation of Great Britain’s sporting stars by encouraging its pupils to pursue their dreams.

Ambitious athletes start from the age of eight years old in the form of Junior House student and gymnast Billie Netherton, who is already working towards the British Gymnastics Elite Performance Pathway which only a small number of gymnasts follow.

15-year-old Jessica Baker from Newcastle has played golf since the age of five and has met some of the sport’s most famous faces, including 2017 Masters Champion Sergio Garcia and last year’s BritishMasters host Lee Westwood.

A sailing star is also in the making atWestfield School, as GCSE pupilMaria Athena Vogiatzi has her sights firmly set on European andWorld Championships. e

Th 16-year-old from Greece moved to the UK in 2016 and now lives in Fenham. Already with 10 years’ sailing experience, her passion for the water sport has been passed on from her father who is a four-time Greek She spends her spare time in her boat and belongs to Derwent ailing Club .

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