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Chief Executive of Teach First on the budget.

Chief Executive of Teach First on the budget.

Russell Hobby is the chief executive of Teach First   While education was nowhere near top billing in today’s Budget, and any changes to school funding and teacher pay were put off for another day, there were still some important announcements made for our schools, teachers and pupils. £42 million pledged for a Teacher Development Premium In a Budget promising jobs for the future, it was unsurprising that Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects were top priority. Policies to encourage young people to pursue maths and computing – including a £600 Maths Premium for schools for every additional pupil who takes A-level or core maths and commitment that every secondary school pupil can study computing – will likely go down well with businesses hunkering under a cloud of Brexit uncertainty who are anxious about the talent of the future.

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