Cambridgeshire is at the heart of England’s teacher shortage problem | Cathy Farmer

 By Miriam Broeks and Julie Bélanger

 The world is facing a global teacher shortage. UNESCO has warned nearly 69 million teachers will be needed to plug this shortage in both primary and secondary education.

Zoom in on the UK, and a report from the Education Select Committee states that recruitment targets for teaching have been consistently missed and teacher shortages are getting worse. The problem is amplified by the fact that the number of school-aged children is projected to increase over the next 10 years.

Further research by the National Audit Office found that filling secondary…

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