Raising pupil achievement in challenging schools…

No.3 Zhongguncun Primary School, Beijing. The 600 pupils of the school were practicing a choreographed kung fu display in preparation for their performance at the opening ceremony of 2008 Beijing Olympic games! It was an amazing experience to watch and listen to the powerful music which accompanied this fantastic spectacle... School Principal and pupils had just presented our group with gifts including the official olympic mascots which I am holding...Safeguarding pupil welfare, raising pupil achievement and promoting positive activities are all key drivers of teaching professionals in the UK and across the world…

Commitment to these key drivers is practiced by all sectors of the school workforce ranging from teaching assistants, teachers, senior leaders and site managers – you will all see this amongst your colleagues at your school. This week the UK Government has announced plans to incentivise teachers in challenging schools with recruitment packages of up to £10,000. Also, last night I watched a BBC Newsnight feature highlighting a ‘ raising aspiration’ project engaging excluded pupils from Burnley with Wellington College, Buckinghamshire, which is one of the UKs most exclusive Independent schools…

At Eteach we continue to work with schools and teachers representing a range of social demographics areas, we’d love to hear your views about these two strategies and more…

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