VIDEO: Heads sought for struggling schools

Headteachers are being encouraged to shun the “bright lights” of London in favour of taking up posts in struggling schools in seaside towns and rural areas under plans unveiled by Nick Clegg.

A “champions league” of top performing heads and deputy heads will be recruited centrally then dispatched to primaries and secondaries across England that are failing, struggling to recruit staff or based in areas of deprivation.

Nick Clegg.

Nick Clegg.