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Teaching 'attracting better graduates'

Published: Thursday, 02 October 2008   Category: Industry sectors | Public sector

Teaching is increasingly attractive as a graduate job as it appeals to those who do not want to be stuck behind a desk, it has been claimed.

Speaking to the Independent, James Randall, a newly qualified teacher, explains that aside from the fact positions can be found relatively easily, the career offers a number of other advantages.

He says: "Everyone has bad moments, but the good definitely outweigh the bad.

"When someone who hasn't spoken all year suddenly asks a question and you realise you've got them thinking, that's inspirational."

The newspaper also quotes figures from school inspection body Ofsted, which indicates the current generation of teachers are the best ever.

According to the publication, people with ever-better degrees are being attracted to graduate jobs in teaching.

Yesterday, the General Teaching Council stated that there is a need for more male primary school teachers.

According to the body, young boys are missing out in strong role models because of the shortage.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18808380-ADNFCR

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