In response to the announcement of  a £24 million boost in funding for schools and teacher training in the north east, the Institute for Teaching and Ambition School Leadership’s North Director, Raksha Pattni, said:

“We welcome the Secretary of State’s decision to invest funding into schools in the North East.

From our work in the north east we know that there are many talented and committed teachers and school leaders working tirelessly to ensure every child gets a great education, but too many pupils are missing out and unable to realise their potential.

We particularly welcome the £12 million to be spent on career training for teachers at the early stage of their career. Continued investment in teacher development will help educators to keep getting better, equipping them with the skills, knowledge and support they need to ensure every child can thrive, no matter what their background.”

ENDS

Notes to editors

Ambition School Leadership and the Institute for Teaching legally became one organisation on 3rd September 2018. The new organisation will launch publicly in early 2019.