The Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, has announced a ‘National Teaching Service’, which aims to get the best teachers and middle leaders into underperforming schools in areas where they are needed most.
The teachers will be employed by the schools for up to 3 years aiming to bring outstanding teaching into the classroom, and also to improve the quality of teaching and leadership throughout the school. The new service will give teachers that take part fast-track development opportunities including a clear path to promotion and leadership roles.
By 2020, the National Teaching Service will have deployed 1,500 outstanding teachers to underperforming schools.
A pilot has been launched in the North West of England to enlist up to 100 teachers and leaders to start work in primary and secondary schools in 2016.