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Ofsted's chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has reiterated his call for so-called "National Service" teachers to help raise standards in struggling schools across the country.
Speaking on ITV News, he said this approach - where top headteachers and teachers drive up standards - had been successful in London and other large cities:
Greg Wallace, the head of the Best Start Federation which has turned around five failing schools, has said he welcomes the idea of top teachers being parachuted into struggling schools.
Asked whether "hot shot" teachers from city schools could understand the problems of a rural school, he said: "Why not? ... Children are children and they're more similar than they are different."
The country’s most talented teachers should be parachuted into schools that are failing disadvantaged pupils, Chief Schools Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw will urge today.
Louise Bennett, headteacher at The West Grantham Academy St Hugh’s, told Daybreak: "Schools need to learn from each other.
"What we do here is we try and look really carefully at what we do well and we try and share with other schools and we're alread got teachers who are working in other schools."
Brian Lightman, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) said:
A Department for Education spokesman said they would consider Ofsted recommendations and respond in due course.
Ofsted's chief inspector has said that pupils are being let down in leafy suburbs, market towns and seaside resorts rather than the inner-city schools:
In a speech, Sir Michael warns that there is an "invisible minority" of disadvantaged children living in "leafy suburbs, market towns or seaside resorts" who are being let down by their schools.
These youngsters are under-performing and coasting through school until they leave at the earliest opportunity.
An army of top teachers should be deployed in schools that are failing their poorest pupils, Ofsted's chief inspector will argue in a speech today.
Sir Michael Wilshaw is calling for the Government to recruit a proportion of England's most talented teachers to teach in "less fashionable, more remote or challenging places".
Teachers could be offered incentives to sign up to become a National Service Teacher such as bigger pay packets, higher status and faster career progression.
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