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The Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) is calling on current, former and retired qualified teachers to sign up to a Government initiative to give extra support to 600,000 children who are falling behind.

Teachers who sign up will be paid a typical rate of £300 per pupil for 10 one-hour lessons and two hours' planning time.

The TDA said it aimed to recruit up to 100,000 tutors by September next year.

It comes as new research from the TDA shows that almost three-quarters of pupils (73%) find it difficult to ask for extra help in class.

Six in 10 of those questioned said extra support would help them improve in the subjects they find challenging, and more than half (51%) said it would "help them achieve their very best".

TDA chief executive Graham Holley said: "One-to-one tutors will help ensure that the right support is in place for all children who need it, regardless of class or social background. Our research shows that there's certainly appetite among the pupils for more one-on-one time with teachers.

"I would encourage teachers to sign up for the programme, which can only improve their teaching skills and understanding of how children learn.

They will be rewarded financially and professionally, plus there is flexibility to work when it suits them."

The Government has a target of providing tuition to 300,000 seven to 14-year-olds struggling in English and 300,000 in maths in by 2010-11, to help them make two levels of progress within their Key Stage.

The initiative, which has already been piloted, is being rolled out nationally from September and is backed by £468 million in funding.

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It comes as new research from the TDA shows that almost three-quarters of pupils (73%) find it difficult to ask for extra help in class.

Wouldn't it be a better idea to tackle why teachers run classes where kids are inhibited from asking questions? Still, we've got that half-billion just burning a hole in our pockets so why not?

PS Thanks for the head up on "initiative". At least it didn't mention "investment".

PPS Is "support" now the word of 2009? It appears absolutely everywhere and has acquired the automatic approval status needed to shelter every madcap idea.

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PPS Is "support" now the word of 2009?

Hasn't it already been upgraded to the phrase "extra support"?

"extra" as in "global"; just a slight lift to the voice, not too much.

Weeks of extra pre-election training required

Just where does a bankrupt political party obtain the funds? :rolleyes:

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The Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) is calling on current, former and retired qualified teachers to sign up to a Government initiative to give extra support to 600,000 children who are falling behind.

Teachers who sign up will be paid a typical rate of £300 per pupil for 10 one-hour lessons and two hours' planning time.

The TDA said it aimed to recruit up to 100,000 tutors by September next year.

It comes as new research from the TDA shows that almost three-quarters of pupils (73%) find it difficult to ask for extra help in class.

Six in 10 of those questioned said extra support would help them improve in the subjects they find challenging, and more than half (51%) said it would "help them achieve their very best".

TDA chief executive Graham Holley said: "One-to-one tutors will help ensure that the right support is in place for all children who need it, regardless of class or social background. Our research shows that there's certainly appetite among the pupils for more one-on-one time with teachers.

"I would encourage teachers to sign up for the programme, which can only improve their teaching skills and understanding of how children learn.

They will be rewarded financially and professionally, plus there is flexibility to work when it suits them."

The Government has a target of providing tuition to 300,000 seven to 14-year-olds struggling in English and 300,000 in maths in by 2010-11, to help them make two levels of progress within their Key Stage.

The initiative, which has already been piloted, is being rolled out nationally from September and is backed by £468 million in funding.

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So, by the admission of a government body, the 'system' has failed to adequately educate 600,000 children. Yet at the same time the goverment never fails to tell us how exam grades and performance are at all time highs! Go figure - as the Americans like to say.

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Hasn't it already been upgraded to the phrase "extra support"?

"extra" as in "global"; just a slight lift to the voice, not too much.

Weeks of extra pre-election training required

Just where does a bankrupt political party obtain the funds? :rolleyes:

I think you're probably right; it was an essential move that transcended the value of a superlative; by announcing "extra support" one implies that "support" is already there, and by inference to remove "support" would be unthinkable, or as it is sometimes called, "Tory cuts".

One thing I've not heard of recently are "Hardworkingfamilies". Don't they need extra support any more?

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How about using the 100,000 teachers to reduce class sizes?

I know what's happening here - they're getting teachers on the cheap i.e. with no pension liabilities and no out of term pay.

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How about using the 100,000 teachers to reduce class sizes?

I know what's happening here - they're getting teachers on the cheap i.e. with no pension liabilities and no out of term pay.

That`s okay but there aren`t enough classrooms. Too many schools are already using portacabins.

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I have very little faith in the education system as it only works well for so few.

I bet a lot of us here were 'failed' by the system only to find out after you left school, you aren't a stupid failure afterall. You DO have a brain and can use it perfectly well thank you very much.

We were also probably of the generation where parents left the education of their children in the hands of the government.

We know better now dont we?????

The quicker we all realise this the quicker we can take responsibility for our own childs learning. The problem is the lazy feckers who can;t be arsed with spending qualititive time nurturing their own children who in turn become another disenfranchised burden on society.

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I have very little faith in the education system as it only works well for so few.

I bet a lot of us here were 'failed' by the system only to find out after you left school, you aren't a stupid failure afterall. You DO have a brain and can use it perfectly well thank you very much.

We were also probably of the generation where parents left the education of their children in the hands of the government.

We know better now dont we?????

The quicker we all realise this the quicker we can take responsibility for our own childs learning. The problem is the lazy feckers who can;t be arsed with spending qualititive time nurturing their own children who in turn become another disenfranchised burden on society.

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I agree, although I must confess to guilt of having not taken a greater hand in educating my kids in facts & stuff. Hopefully I give them something useful in matters more related to attitudes and values.

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The problem is the lazy feckers who can't be arsed with spending qualititive time nurturing their own children who in turn become another disenfranchised burden on society.

Yes indeed, how do you break the chain?

My radical proposal remains the same, send them to an African boarding school at state expense; to be repaid later.

It's cheap & effective.

Some African families in Britain do just that

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/worl...icle2800904.ece

The problem may be the disinterested end up with a better education than those behaved & stayed in the UK?

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Is this super-spunking taxpayer's money to cover the gaps?

TFH

No- its a Godzilla ejaculation of money :blink:

FU-CK ME SIDEWAYS!!!! :blink::blink::blink:

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I think you're probably right; it was an essential move that transcended the value of a superlative; by announcing "extra support" one implies that "support" is already there, and by inference to remove "support" would be unthinkable, or as it is sometimes called, "Tory cuts".

One thing I've not heard of recently are "Hardworkingfamilies". Don't they need extra support any more?

They are on the dole now.

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Wales has been turning out hundreds of teachers per year more than it needs. I believe there are about 4,000 teachers unable to find posts in Wales.

With falling demographics in the UK who are all these teachers going to teach?

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Wales has been turning out hundreds of teachers per year more than it needs. I believe there are about 4,000 teachers unable to find posts in Wales.

With falling demographics in the UK who are all these teachers going to teach?

You are worrying about the wrong demographic.

The average teacher is close to retirement or in the process of retiring. They've had a recruitment crisis for years and years, the present situation is the equivalent of dealing with a puncture by stopping every mile and reinflating the tire.

And honestly, 30 quid an hour? Insulting really. They'd probably do better asking them to do it for free.

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You are worrying about the wrong demographic.

The average teacher is close to retirement or in the process of retiring. They've had a recruitment crisis for years and years, the present situation is the equivalent of dealing with a puncture by stopping every mile and reinflating the tire.

And honestly, 30 quid an hour? Insulting really. They'd probably do better asking them to do it for free.

Wh ydon"t they jsut get some in from Romania on minimum wage?

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The Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) is calling on current, former and retired qualified teachers to sign up to a Government initiative to give extra support to 600,000 children who are falling behind.

Teachers who sign up will be paid a typical rate of £300 per pupil for 10 one-hour lessons and two hours' planning time.

The TDA said it aimed to recruit up to 100,000 tutors by September next year.

It comes as new research from the TDA shows that almost three-quarters of pupils (73%) find it difficult to ask for extra help in class.

Six in 10 of those questioned said extra support would help them improve in the subjects they find challenging, and more than half (51%) said it would "help them achieve their very best".

TDA chief executive Graham Holley said: "One-to-one tutors will help ensure that the right support is in place for all children who need it, regardless of class or social background. Our research shows that there's certainly appetite among the pupils for more one-on-one time with teachers.

"I would encourage teachers to sign up for the programme, which can only improve their teaching skills and understanding of how children learn.

They will be rewarded financially and professionally, plus there is flexibility to work when it suits them."

The Government has a target of providing tuition to 300,000 seven to 14-year-olds struggling in English and 300,000 in maths in by 2010-11, to help them make two levels of progress within their Key Stage.

The initiative, which has already been piloted, is being rolled out nationally from September and is backed by £468 million in funding.

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Laughable

The education system works perfectly.

It churns out dumb bovine morons incapable of critical thinking. This is exactly how it is supposed to work

George Carlin expalins why here:

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A friend of mine is a 'retired' teacher , who works most days as a supply teacher.

I think the money is ~100gbp/day (does depend on the agency) , but his major cost

is his travelling ... typically 15m (my guess) , maybe max of 40 miles .

So he has the travelling time plus the car cost . I cant see any any appeal in doing

a one hour session for 30gbp (or less) unless it could be bunched up to give the teacher

at least a full morning . Not sure the system is up to that.

As for the need for it etc as others have already remarked .

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Are we short of teachers?

yes

Will we pay them

No

Are we short of MP's?

No

Will we pay them?

Very nicely thank you

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All I can say to those begging for teachers to return to the fold is:

# Who's sorry now, who's sorry now, whose heart is aching, for break-ing each vow#

The wheel turns: They've done their damnedest to discourage initiative and industry and rewarded sloth, guile and brown-nosing.

Now ex-teachers will give them the two-fingered salute. They bluddy asked for it.

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I think they forgot "fluency in at least two languages essential"

Thanks for completely fecking up my country you shower of socialist cu**s

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Public education is a waste of taxpayers money, they would do much better being schooled by people who have a genuine interest in the education of the child; be it parents or other interested parties.

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You are worrying about the wrong demographic.

The average teacher is close to retirement or in the process of retiring. They've had a recruitment crisis for years and years, the present situation is the equivalent of dealing with a puncture by stopping every mile and reinflating the tire.

And honestly, 30 quid an hour? Insulting really. They'd probably do better asking them to do it for free.

Tosh... £30 is too high! More than that would definitely be a waste of taxpayers money.

As it stands £30/hour is a pro rata salary of £58,500.

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