Brexit and the impact on student numbers

Richard Endacott

Sunday, 24 February 2019

The 2004 enlargement of the European Union welcomed many of the old Eastern Bloc countries into the union and with the Schengen agreement in place we were set to welcome thousands of new migrants into the country, we needed to be prepared.

Now on the cusp of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, we need to explore what the impact will be on student numbers and what a UK classroom will look like in 10 years time.

I remember the moment clearly. It was a bright, sunny Wednesday, September day in 2004, we arrived back at school for a two-day INSET before the raging hoard of students arrived back from their summer vacations. On arrival, we stood around for coffee and croissants, around the room SLT mingled, but were armed with a set of books to hand to each teacher, the book in question was an English-Polish dictionary.

Brexit puzzle 

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Richard Endacott

Career Development Lead

Richard is a history Teacher by Training and for the last few years been head of sixth form. His specialism is leadership and career development in the classroom.


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