'Invisible' poor pupils let down

Top teachers should be deployed in schools that are failing their poorest pupils, the Ofsted chief inspector claims. Sir Michael Wilshaw warns there is an "invisible minority" of disadvantaged children who are being let down by schools.

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Chief inspector: Top teachers should be sent to failing schools

The Ofsted chief inspector is calling for an army of top teachers should be deployed in schools that are failing their poorest pupils. Credit: PA Wire

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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