Teach First and IDACI

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Teach First is an educational charity that targets educational disadvantage by coordinating teacher training placements in deprived schools. Participants gain qualified teacher status through a paid two year training programme. The government’s charity register lists Teach First as having spent over £45 million on charitable activity over the last year and[…]

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The Skills Funding Agency

The Skills Funding Agency is a government agency that funds skills training for further education in England. This includes apprenticeships and training schemes, sixth form colleges, learning from prison and adult education. The agency supports “over 1,000 colleges, private training organisations, and employers with £3.6 billion of funding each year”[…]

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Pupil absence and IMD

IMD pupil absence

In a study by the University of Sheffield’s Social & Spatial Inequalities Research Group, the Indices of Multiple Deprivation were used to look at pupil absence inequalities. Secondary school pupil absence is an indicator in the Education, Skills and Training Domain of the IMD, measured as “the proportion of authorised and unauthorised absences[…]

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