As the school year comes to an end, it seems a good time to talk again about teacher recruitment.
Anecdotally it seems most schools have just about managed to find enough staff for this September, although there are still a lot of jobs around – 708 at e-teach and 450 at TES.com as of 17th July – for anyone left looking.
The problem is that 2018 is looking much worse. A combination of demographic and economic factors is set to produce a shortage of potential teachers while the number of students will rise significantly. Teacher retention is getting worse, while recruitment has not met…
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