Teachers critical to successful education reform

The Government’s education reforms need to attract the best candidates into teaching roles, says Canterbury MP Julian Brazier.

During Questions to the Education Secretary in the Commons yesterday Mr Brazier added his support to the Government’s education reforms, which will also improve literacy and numeracy standards.

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Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury) (Con): While welcoming my right hon. Friend’s moves to give head teachers more power in this area, may I ask what he is doing, by way of balance, to attract the very brightest and best into the profession?

Michael Gove: My hon. Friend makes a very important point. He is committed to helping ensure that there are more mathematicians of ability teaching in our schools, and as a result of the changes we have made, including working with organisations such as the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry, more students with top degrees in science and mathematics subjects are now entering our schools, thus transforming the way in which those vital subjects are taught.

Speaking today Mr Brazier said:

“Having our top graduates teaching our children is a simple way to improve our education standards.

“This is about getting the best results for British school children by improving their knowledge of vital subjects,” Mr Brazier concluded.