Education Secretary Justine Greening announces six "opportunity areas"

Education Secretary, Justine Greening, has announced that Six areas identified as the most challenged when it comes to social mobility, will have access to funding to address the biggest challenges they face.

These six “opportunity areas” will benefit from help in ensuring children get the best start in the early years, building teaching and leadership capacity in schools, increasing access to university, strengthening technical pathways for young people, and working with employers to improve young people’s access to the right advice and experiences.

Scarborough is one of first places to be identified as an “opportunity area”.

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What attracts NQT's to North Yorkshire?

Having recently asked 19 of our NQT’s what attracted them to work in North Yorkshire the overwhelming response was- because of the location and school reputation.


68% of NQT’s listed location as one of the most important attraction factors, whilst 63% listed school reputation as one of the most important factors.


What does this mean for our schools?


When writing adverts schools need to emphasise the benefits of the North Yorkshire location as well the County’s reputation for educational excellence!

Get into Teaching Event- review

On Thursday 13th November we hosted a Get into Teaching Fair at County Hall in Northallerton.  Local Universities and nearly all of North Yorkshire's Teaching Alliances attended to provide information to attendees about teacher training.  Over 50 people attended the event and virtually all had a genuine interest in pursuing teacher training or returning to teaching.  If you would like to find out more about teacher training please contact Lauren Copeland This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01609 533113.

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