Education Secretary Justine Greening urges teachers to help pupils from all backgrounds

Justine Greening MP
Justine Greening MP

Teachers in the Isle are among educators who have been urged by Education Secretary Justine Greening to help all children fulfil their ambitions.

The Education Secretary has spoken to 4,000 teachers at the Teach First conference at Wembley Arena, where she set out plans to help pupils from all backgrounds reach their full potential and highlighted the pivotal role teachers play in boosting social mobility.

She also used the speech to provide further detail on two new initiatives aimed at ensuring schools can recruit the best teachers, building on the government’s wider programme of support.

North East Lincolnshire is one of 25 areas across the country which has been selected to run a pilot programme to reimburse student loan repayments for modern foreign languages and science teachers in the early years of their careers.

Education Secretary Justine Greening said: “I want to make sure that everyone has the same opportunity to achieve their ambitions, regardless of where they are growing up or their background.

“Working together with schools, councils, local businesses and other organisations, this programme is looking at ways to give all children the best start in life.

“Great teachers help unlock children’s talents and Teach First is already playing a key role by recruiting top graduates with the potential to become excellent teachers in some of our most challenging schools. I look forward to continuing to work with them to broaden horizons for all young people.”

These two new projects that will receive a share of the £75 million Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund. They will help provide tailored training opportunities for teachers on managing challenging pupil behaviour and developing leadership.

Also taking part in the student loan reimbursement pilot will be Doncaster, Barnsley and Derbyshire local authorities.