The Conservative Party plans to encourage top-class graduates into
the education sector if they are elected to government this
In a speech outlining a draft education manifesto for his party,
the leader of the opposition said that the Tories plan to emulate
other nations' systems of offering financial incentives to tempt
the best graduates into teaching.
Graduates with second class honours or higher could see their
chances of being recruited to teaching increase after Mr Cameron
argued that those with third class degrees should no longer be
considered for the profession.
Paying off student loans for people keen on moving into education
was one potential method of luring the brightest graduates,
suggested Mr Cameron.
He said: "We're going to begin at source - at recruitment - and
make sure we get the best people into the profession.
"At the moment, not enough of our brightest people consider going
into teaching, especially those in the subjects we need."
In an interview today Dylan Wiliam, professor of educational
assessment and deputy director of the Institute of Education,
University of London, said that he was pleased to see the
Conservatives committing to the importance of teacher
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