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ESFA Update: 19 June 2019

Latest information and actions from the Education and Skills Funding Agency for academies, schools, colleges, local authorities and further education providers.

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ESFA Update further education: 19 June 2019

ESFA Update academies: 19 June 2019

ESFA Update local authorities: 19 June 2019

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Actionsubmit your college financial plans by Wednesday 31 July 2019 via IDAMS
Informationregister of apprenticeship training providers (the register) – Ofsted grade exemptions
Informationlist of further providers selected to deliver T Levels
Informationrecording accurate data on the individualised learner record (ILR)
Informationqualification achievement rate (QAR) – in-year data release for 2018 to 2019
Informationqualification achievement rate (QAR) technical specification documents and in-year guidance for 2018 to 2019
Informationminimum standards 2018 to 2019
Informationchange in payment dates from August 2019
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Reminderrelated party transactions (RPTs)
Informationlist of further education providers selected to deliver T Levels
Items for local authorities
Informationlist of further providers selected to deliver T Levels

Published 19 June 2019

Six Celebrities Who Are Former Teachers

Inspiration for your clients? From the stars of Rocky to The A-Team via the writer of Harry Potter, teaching has proven a well-trodden path in the early days of these famous careers.

Here, we look at six celebrities from the world of stage, screen, music and literature who once worked as teachers before going on to follow their own dreams.

Hugh Jackman

After graduating from secondary school, the Greatest Showman and X-Men star spent a gap year in England, working at a boarding school in the East Midlands. Jackman, who excelled at sport at school, spent the majority of his time teaching PE and coaching sports teams. He also tutored students only a few years younger than him in English and Drama. After returning to Australia to attend university in Sydney, he enrolled on a drama course and the rest, as they say, is history!

JK Rowling

After leaving university with a French degree and working in various temporary jobs, JK Rowling followed up on an advert in a national newspaper and found herself teaching English in the Portuguese city of Porto. Here, she was able to moonlight as a writer whilst teaching and drafted the first instalment of Harry Potter.

Laurence Tureaud

Better known as Mr T, Laurence Tureaud had a massively varied career before landing his iconic role as B.A. Baracus in The A-Team. Tureaud enlisted in the US army, tried out for the NFL and had a successful stint as a nightclub bouncer. He was so successful in fact, he moved into the bodyguard business, protecting the likes of Muhammad Ali and Diana Ross. Perhaps he learnt everything he knew during his time as a PE teacher in his native Chicago.

George Orwell

The Animal Farm author (born Eric Blair) taught at the Hawthorns High School in West London whilst waiting for his first full-length work, Down and Out in Paris and London, to be published. Orwell (now his pen name) would go on to teach in Uxbridge, but his teaching career wouldn’t last any longer than that. His most famous work, 1984, contributed to our modern vocabulary with phrases such as ‘Big Brother’, ‘Thought Police’ and ‘Room 101’. Even though he left teaching behind, his literary works still give us plenty to study.

Sheryl Crow

The Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter was a music teacher in her home state of Missouri after graduating from its university. The school day routine was perfect for Crow as she could practise her trade in the evenings and weekends (hopefully leaving enough time for marking her students’ work in-between). After a few well-received commercial jingles, Crow found herself as a backing singer for Michael Jackson before going on to forge an impressive solo career.

Sylvester Stallone

Sly Stallone is one of the most recognisable action/adventure stars in Hollywood. He’s also a successful writer and director, having penned all six Rocky films as well as directing several instalments. Before his stardom, he attended the American College in Switzerland, where he worked as a PE teacher to earn extra money. So, when Stallone’s Rocky took on Mr. T’s Clubber Lang in Rocky III it was a face off between two former teachers!