There are approximately half a million teachers in the UK (full-time equivalent) educating over 8 million students in around 25,000 schools. And yet we have a teacher shortage that has reached critical levels. The Education Select Committee recently published a report on the Recruitment and Retention of Teachers that sought to outline the situation more clearly in the hope of finding some solutions.
One of the issues identified by the report was the plurality of routes into the profession:
As the report makes clear, this diversity may be useful but it is…
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