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Proposals raise the bar for training

by Margaret Holness

BIG changes to the pattern of teacher training, with higher entry standards and incentives to attract good graduates into the classroom, are part of a strategy to lift teaching standards, outlined in a consultation paper pub­lished by the Department for Edu­cation on Monday.

Bringing a higher percentage of the best graduates into teaching will raise schools performance, the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, said.

In spite of previous government ...

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