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Everyone’s talking about teacher shortages

Everyone’s talking about teacher shortages

February 21, 2017

The Government has been criticised for failing to address the predicted shortage in teaching staff by The Education Select Committee.

Despite a recent recruitment drive by the government, the MP’s highlight that the Government are failing to meet their own targets.

According to The Education Select Committee, 30% of new teachers leave their profession within the first 5 years. They cite ‘unmanageable workloads’ and a lack of professional development as the key reasons of those leaving teaching all together and suggest little is being done to address this.

Neil Carmichael, the chair of the committee, criticises the Government’s apathy towards the issue stating that without addressing the issues there will be a direct impact on the quality of teaching that schools will be able to offer in the future.

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