Great article this week about how our ‘Teaching futures’ programme is helping us to grow the next generation of professionals for Pemberley and Harlow.

A Harlow primary school has launched an initiative to encourage more individuals into teaching.

Pemberley Academy, in Hodings Road, is now operating a Teaching Futures programme which seeks to use current undergraduates or postgraduates in volunteer positions.

Applicants who enjoy the experience may then wish to become trainee teachers.

Neil Coster, headteacher, said: “Teaching futures is not a new concept as more and more schools are having to run programmes like this one to future proof themselves.

“Essentially there are not enough young graduates coming into the profession. This is our way of trying to engage with them from the point of when they are at university and support them through to trainee positions.”