1. In a bold new initiative to attract, recruit and keep teachers, London schools are set to offer long-term contracts to thousands of Indians for the new term beginning in September.
A. A recruitment agency that will soon be advertising an ‘unlimited’ number of vacancies in India told a newspaper that specific requirements of the schools had led them to turn to countries such as India, Jamaica and those in Eastern Europe.
B. A British educationist was of the view that the developments might even refocus India’s gaze away from IT and towards education.
C. More than 200 London schools have asked recruitment agencies to search for teachers willing to undertake long-term work commitments.
D. The new recruitment strategy is seen as significant in moving away from short-terminism.
6. The news that thousands of permanent jobs are up for grabs – to Indians who speak “perfect” English, have basic teachers’ qualification and no police record – has come even as British schools have been facing an acute shortage of teachers.